Welcome to the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival (DPIFF) 2025, where innovation meets recognition! Introducing our groundbreaking “YouTube Release program”, an exciting initiative for filmmakers to showcase their creations on the esteemed DPIFF Official YouTube Channel. Among the coveted Best Short Film category nominations, filmmakers now have the opportunity to join a vibrant community celebrating cinematic brilliance across diverse genres.

About “Orange Sun

“Orange Sun” unfolds as a poignant narrative where two individuals with contrasting viewpoints collide, initially judging each other based on their first encounter. Set against the backdrop of a bustling city, the film delves into the complexities of human interaction and the pitfalls of snap judgments. As the story progresses, both characters navigate misunderstandings and preconceptions, gradually realizing the limitations of their initial assessments. Through their journey of mutual discovery and introspection, “Orange Sun” gently reminds us of the importance of empathy and understanding in bridging divides. Ultimately, the film advocates for a deeper appreciation of individual complexity beyond surface behaviours, urging viewers to reconsider hasty judgments and embrace the complexity of human nature.

From the director’s pen

The concept for “Orange Sun” emerged from the director’s fascination with human interactions and the inherent complexities of perception. Inspired by real-life encounters and the often rapid judgments people make based on initial impressions, the director envisioned a narrative where two individuals from divergent backgrounds clash and form immediate opinions about each other during their first meeting. This clash of opinions serves as the catalyst for the film’s exploration into the theme of judgment and its consequences. Through the characters’ evolving interactions and eventual reconciliation, the director aims to challenge the audience’s preconceived notions and highlight the dangers of superficial assessments. By weaving together moments of tension, misunderstanding, and eventual understanding, “Orange Sun” invites viewers to reflect on the importance of empathy, patience, and the realization that behaviors often stem from deeper, more complex motivations than what meets the eye. The film ultimately advocates for a more nuanced understanding of human behavior, urging viewers to look beyond surface impressions and embrace the complexity of individuals’ inner worlds.


The film’s conclusion serves as a poignant reminder that snap judgments can obscure deeper truths and hinder genuine connections. It advocates for a more thoughtful approach to understanding others, emphasizing the importance of empathy, dialogue, and openness to different perspectives. By challenging the characters—and by extension, the audience—to look beyond outward behaviors and initial impressions, “Orange Sun” underscores the richness of human diversity and the transformative power of genuine engagement. Ultimately, the film encourages viewers to resist the temptation to hastily judge others, urging instead a deeper exploration of the motivations, experiences, and emotions that shape individuals’ actions and identities. In doing so, “Orange Sun” suggests that true understanding and connection can only arise when we embrace complexity and approach others with curiosity and compassion.

About the Cinematographer – Neha Srivastava and Akshat Kishore

As cinematographers Neha and Akshat collaborated on “Orange Sun,” their partnership reflected a blend of creative vision and technical expertise honed over years of shared passion for visual storytelling. Neha, known for her keen eye for detail and ability to capture emotional nuances through cinematography, complemented Akshat’s innovative approach to framing and lighting, which brought depth and atmosphere to each scene of the film. Their collaboration was not only a testament to their professional synergy but also a reflection of their shared journey in exploring the art of visual storytelling, aiming to evoke thought and emotion through the lens of “Orange Sun”


Written by: Neha Srivastava
Directed by: Neha Srivastava and Akshat Kishore
Sound and Camera: Rajan Maurya, Suraj Kumar, Kanhaiya Sharma
Costume and make up: Nisha Bajaj, Nisha Yadav, Kashvi Chopra



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