‘Vande Mātaram: A Dance Tribute’ is a musical short film that explores the beauty of Indian classical dance forms performed by young dancers aged 9 to 16 years. Shot in the ancient palaces of Rajasthan and thousand-year-old temples of Khajuraho in India, the film is set to a riveting new rendition of ‘Vande Mātaram’ – India’s national song. The Sanskrit lyrics of the song are given form through the symbolism in the dances, making this piece a delightfully poetic tribute to the motherland through music, dance and visual aesthetics.
‘Vande Mātaram: A Dance Tribute’ is proud to be an ‘official selection’ and ‘opening film’
at prestigious film festivals in India and overseas:
WINNER! “Best Patriotic Musical”, HIFF 2019
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The film is thoroughly enjoyable!Children's BBC, UK
“What constantly strikes me as well is the sheer intricacy of each and every movement presented in the dances, more so knowing that it all has specific meaning as the performers interpret what they are hearing through the music and words. Plus, there’s the entrancing fluidity of the music as well that promotes said dances to equal the same measure of flow and precision.”
Official Selection - Singapore South Asian International Film Festival - SgSAIFF 2019
Official Selection at the Singapore South Asian International Film Festival – SgSAIFF 2019.
Closing Film - Dallas Fort Worth South Asian Film Festival - DFWSAFF 2019
Closing film at the Dallas Forth Worth South Asian Film Festival – DFWSAFF 2019.
Official Selection - New York Indian Film Festival, NYIFF 2019
Official selection at the prestigious New York Indian Film Festival 2019 organised by the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) New York.
Official Selection - Chalachitram National Film Festival, CNFF 2019
Awarded Certificate of Merit at CNFF 2019 in Guwahati, India.
Official Selection - Diorama International Film Festival, New Delhi 2019
The film was screened at the Diorama International Film Festival 2019 in New Delhi, India.The young dancers of our film walked the red carpet and spoke about their most interesting experiences while shooting!
WINNER: Best Patriotic Musical, HIFF 2019
The film was awarded “Best Patriotic Musical/Best Patriotic Song” at a glittering awards ceremony held at the Haryana International Film Festival 2019.