‘Beti’ the only Indian Short-film to be screened at SIFF 2016

At the SIFF 2016, Shivain Arora and his team is all set to represent India with their short film ‘Beti’



A young student pursuing a career in filmmaking from the Young Filmmakers Academy, Chandigarh made a non-fiction short film 'Beti'. The 4 minutes documentary on girls' education has been invited for a special screening at the 42nd Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), Washington DC. Amongst 421 films that represent 85 countries, 'Beti' is the only film from India to be featured.

The director of the movie is Shivain Arora with Pihu Gupta, Keshav Garg and Shubham Garg as the crew. The cast features three girls who are from a government school in Chandigarh and dream of a bright future.

“The story of Beti is real, not preachy. It shows the actual stories of three inspiring girls who are educated and empowered. We are glad we are taking a positive face of India globally,” said Gupta.

The director worked with Purple People Labs who produced the film with a local school as a joint Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).


“‘Beti’ is the only short film from India made by students, in a festival that has screened various renowned Hollywood and Bollywood films,” said Shweta Parakh, Founder CEO, Purple People Labs.

The documentary will be screened on May 30, which is also the Seattle Memorial day, at SIFF.

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