With an invitation for the screening of his documentary The Unseen Disaster at Sydney’s experimental film festival, city lad Anshul Sinha has added another feather to his already illustrious cap
His short films are going places. Hyderabadi, Anshul Sinha, all of 23 years, has already logged 35 short films, quite a few nominations and several awards in short film circuits.
His latest effort, The Unseen Disaster, has got an invitation to Sydney’s ‘flEXiff2013’, the experimental international film festival that will take place in September.
The 20-minute documentary traces the hazards of bio-medical waste and how the city has remained oblivious to it.
“Hyderabad is already hit by air, water and noise pollution and the people and administration are debating about it. But bio-medical waste is one aspect, which is not getting the required attention. That’s what I documented,” he says.
With visuals of the unsafe disposal of waste at hospitals and water bodies among other places, the documentary also has interviews of medical and paramedical personnel.
An MBA and a student of Mass Communication, Anshul began his foray into short-filmmaking with his mobile phone and later graduated to a handycam. The Unseen Disaster was made with a Sony 1080.
From a one-minute short film to a 20-minute documentary, Anshul has so far come up with initiatives in fiction and non-fiction. His My Chocolate Cover, Be The Change and Lapet have made it to different competitions both the national and international level. The Happy Birthday Pari also won an award at an international competition for short films shot with a cell phone.
“So far, my 35 productions have won 73 awards and scores of screenings at different venues,” he adds.