- The movie is competing in Cinefondation for film schools worldwide
- Payal Kapadia's film was shortlisted among 2600 film school submissions
- Winners in section will be announced on May 26
Ms Kapadia found inspiration for the movie closer home - her grandmother, an elderly widow used to share her house with a young Nepalese maid in Mumbai.
This entry is a matter of pride for FTII and for the young generation cinema lovers in India because Kapadia's Afternoon Clouds was shortlisted among 2600 film school submissions.
Cinefondation was launched in 1998 to support the new generation of filmmakers. The category has had four entries from the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata so far. Afternoon Clouds is the first ever entry by FTII to the Cinefondation competition. The competition jury is presided over by renowned Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu, who won the Palme d'Or for his work 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days in 2007.
Winners in the Cinefondation section will be announced on May 26 at the Bunuel theatre in Cannes.