Dubai: India has a reason to feel proud as two Indian films will be among the other14 short films which are competing for honour at fourth Gulf Film Festival’s inaugural International Shorts competition.

Abhay Kumar's experimental film 'Just That Sort of a Day' and Chaitanya Tamhane's 'Six Strands'which is based on true story, have been shortlisted from hundreds of global entries to be a part of the fest which will screen more than 150 features, documentaries and short films.

The film was a winner at the Clemont-Ferrand 2011, the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011.

"Short films from around the world have always been welcomed at the Gulf Film Festival, and we created the new competition to create a home for them and simultaneously inspire and challenge our region's talent to achieve a global standard," said festival consultant Salah Sermini.

The festival will screen films from Germany, Turkey, Greece, France, Spain, Brazil and Iran.

(Agencies)