Someday: Shefali Shah’s directorial debut heads to Indian Film Festival Stuttgart 2021
The short film, Someday, follows a mother and a daughter in quarantine
In April this year, Shefali Shah’s debut directorial venture, Someday, was shortlisted for the Oscar-accredited 51st Annual USA Film Festival’s International Short Film & Video Competition.
Now, the short, written and directed by the actor, will be officially screened at the 18th Indian Film Festival Stuttgart, Germany.
Someday is a story of two women, ‘united by the umbilical cord, separated by a door’. The protagonist, Vidhi, is a frontline warrior consumed by the medical situation tormenting us. After 15 days on duty, she comes home to a seven-day quarantine. Vidhi’s mother is gradually turning into a relic of herself due to Alzheimer’s. They share conversations from the past and the future with no present to tie them.
The 18th Indian Film Festival Stuttgart is scheduled from July 21-25, screening a wide selection of films from different genres, including mainstream Hindi productions, Indian art house, documentaries, animation and short films.
Shefali shares about the selection— “I can’t even begin to tell how excited I am with the news of ‘Someday’ to be screened at the 18th Indian Film Festival Stuttgart, making its reach across the globe. It’s a great honour.
She adds, “It was a conscious decision to send ‘Someday’ to the film festivals across the globe to see where I stand as a total newcomer in direction, and the fact that it’s been selected in a prestigious festival is such a big assurance.”
Shefali’s upcoming releases are Delhi Crime season 2 and the web series Human.