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A film by Karishma Dev Dube

Student Academy Award Winner 2020 (Silver Medal), Shortlisted for the Oscars 2021 in the Live-Action category

Genre(s): Drama

• Theme(s): Child

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Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2020: Telluride Film Festival
  • 2020: Palm Springs Shortfest
  • 2020: BFI London Film Festival
  • 2020: Hollyshorts Film Festival Best Director
  • 2020: Short Shorts Asia & Japan
  • 2020: Student Academy Award Winner Silver Medal


Bittu, a fiercely independent young girl with a brilliantly foul tongue, often finds herself in trouble at school for defying authority. But when routine carelessness results in tragedy, the future may single-handedly depend on her.
Piercing in its depiction of a forgotten community who finds itself unable to protect its most vulnerable, and arresting in its vibrant portrayal of Bittu’s emotional world, Bittu introduces us to a formidable young heroine who won’t allow herself to be forgotten.

OFFICIAL SITE: https://www.bittufilm.com/

Shortlisted for the Oscars 2021 in the Best Live-Action Short Film category.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 17'
  • Country(ies) of production: India / United States
  • Original Language(s): Hindi
  • Subtitle(s) available: English
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Rani Kumari, Renu Kumari, Saurabh Saraswat
  • Screenplay: Karishma Dev Dube
  • Cinematographer: Shreya Dev Dube
  • Editor: Colin Elliott, Karishma Dev Dube
  • Sound: Arjun G. Sheth
  • Music: Arooj Aftab
  • Producer: Mary Evangelista, Karishma Dube