Location: Atrium – AFB
Date: Wed, 2011/03/09 (All day)
Originally from Bangalore, India, Chetan is a young enthusiastic Photographer and Filmmaker. He studied photography under Bangalore based German Photographer Hellmuth Conz. In March 2008, Chetan had his first photography exhibition which garnered attention and positive reviews. Following the exhibition, he decided to attend The International Academy of Film and Television in Cebu, Philippines, to pursue filmmaking. While at IAFT he directed Rebello, his thesis film and graduated with a Diploma in Filmmaking.
Rebello is a nine minute short about an eight-year-old living in the slums of Cebu with his younger sister and mother. While his sister is oblivious to the poverty surrounding them, Rebello’s mother sells food at night to earn money. Rebello, who suffers regular beatings at the hand of his mother, decides to run away to the big city. Initially, he is amazed by the noise, confusion and pollution of city life, but soon the struggle to survive drives him to begin stealing. Then, just as the city begins to corrupt him, we see the lonely figure of Rebello holding onto his only possession: Hope.
His film Rebello, has been officially selected and screened in four international film festivals. Entered in the Narrative Short Film category, Rebello had its world premiere in the 5th Hollyshorts Festival in Hollywood in August, 9th International Student Film Festival, Pisek, Czech Republic – Oct 9/2009, 7th Asiana International Short Film Festival, Korea – Nov 6th-Nov 8th, 2009 and 21st Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival – August 19th to 27th, 2010, São Paulo,Brazil.
Rebello was also screened in the Suchitra Film Society of Bangalore.
He won the Best Thesis Film Award in IAFT and Vladana Ter?ová Award in the 9th International Student Film Festival, Pisek, Czech Republic
Paris, Mon Amour, his first independent photography show in which he displays pictures from the alluring city of Paris. A romance lasting for just one week, his first visit to Europe is an unforgettable one.