Films in Competition: Indian Narrative Short

2 films compete for Best Indian Narrative Short Award at KASHISH 2016

MANAM
Dir: Balaji M / 2015 / 13 min / India
Priyanka and Ramya, two transwomen, live together as independent individuals, despite societal challenges. Priyanka’s one persistent wish it to be a mother, as she feels only being a mother completes her womanhood.

THE THRESHOLD (Original Title: Daaravtha)
Dir: Nishant Roy Bombarde / 2015 / 30 min / India
An adolescent Pankaj is discovering his sexuality. Torn between a patriarchal Indian upbringing full of gender-stereotypes and his natural urge to identify with the opposite gender, he finds an opportunity to express his desires within the bounds of cultural ethos.

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