Crossing the border: From the short film to the feature film.

Every tale is a journey. Some journeys have a fixed goal, some wander. Some lose themselves in the journey. Some find themselves. Some stay within established borders. Some transgress.

The journey from making shorts to making a feature film demands the crossing of many borders. It is not only the length of the journey that now matters, but also the depth and expansiveness of its aspirations. Let’s take this journey together into unknown human depths, unbounded nature and the infinite pathways that could lead us to cross the various borders from the short to the feature film.

We’ll draw and study various maps that might help our journey: we’ll look at how theme, character and story, gesture, movement, rhythms, as well as shot, montage and mis-en-scene, could help us cross the borders between the making of a short and the making of a feature.


ANUP SINGH was born in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, East Africa. He graduated in literature and philosophy from the Bombay University. He is a student of the Film & TV Institute of India, Pune, graduating in direction in 1986. He now lives & works in Geneva, Switzerland.

ANUP SINGH is an internationally renowned film director who’s feature “Qissa – The Tale of a Lonely Ghost” (2013) premiered at TIFF,  where it won the award for “Best Asian Film”. One of the most critically acclaimed films, it has won 15 international awards to date. His next masterpiece, “The Song of Scorpions” (2017), starring Irrfan Khan had its world premiere at Locarno in front of 8000 people on the world’s largest film screen. The film has won numerous accolades worldwide. Anup Singh has taught and lectured on cinema at numerous universities and film schools in the UK, India, and Switzerland.

Anup Singh has taught and lectured on cinema at numerous universities and film schools in the UK, India and Switzerland.

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Date : Sunday, May 13th | 10:00AM

Venue: Courtyard by Marriott,
90 Biscayne Cres,
Brampton, ON
L6W 4S1


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