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The Song we Sang

A 20-minute short film that has been traveling internationally across continents and festivals with 30+ official selections and 4 

international awards. 



Set over one night of Navratri- a traditional Indian dance festival, Alia and Krishna meet for the first time and spend the night walking the streets of Ahmedabad, having conversations, and forming an irrevocable attraction. 

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  • IIFLA (Indian Film Festival Los Angeles) , 2021

Award - Best Audience choice short film.


  • Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, 2020

Award -  Best Film - Indian Narrative Short


  • Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF-INDIA), 2020

Award -Best audience choice short film. 


  • London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) June'20

Award -  Special Jury Mention.


  • Nominated for the Iris Prize 2021

The only Indian short film to be nominated for the Prize

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"The Song We Sang, directed by a young filmmaker, Aarti Neharsh, celebrates the beginning of a romance between two strangers. The short film is simple and sweet. It treasures and mourns its moments at the same time.”

- Nandita Das

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Selected in 30+ international festivals


  •  Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

  • London Indian Film Festival  

  • Kashish International Queer Film Festival 

  • IFFSA Toronto

  • Coalition of South Asian Film Festivals 

  • Dharamshala International Film Festival 

  • Out CT Film Festival 

  • Honolulu Film Festival 

  • Imagine India Film Festival Madrid

  • Tasveer South Asian Film Festival

  • ISFFI - International Short Film Festival Of India

  • Bangalore International Film Festival  


and more...

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