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FILMS IN COMPETITION : BEST INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE SHORT

Best International Narrative Short

International narrative short films completed after January 1, 2017 and having their Mumbai Premier at KASHISH compete for this award. It carries a trophy, a gift hamper and cash award of Rs 15,000 sponsored by KASHISH Arts Foundation.

Thursday May 24 / 12.30pm / Liberty Carnival Cinemas

INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE SHORTS COMPETITION 1

The first part of the nominations for the Best International Narrative Short film award screens 6 films that not only span from diverse countries but also celebrate the diversity of LGBTQ lives.

GOLDFISH
14 min / 2017 / Greece / Greek
Dir: Yorgos Angelopoulos

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Young Stratis’ goldfish is gay. His dad is not so gay about it!

MINDFUCK
7 min / 2017 / France, UK / English, French
Dir: Pierre Scot

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A famous journalist must confront his biggest fear during a kinky encounter with a dominant man.

PRE-DRINK
9 min / 2017 / Canada / English
Dir: Shelley Thompson

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Alexe, a trans woman, and Carl, her gay best friend, disrupt the boundaries of their friendship when they decide to get intimate for the first time. Raw emotional truths collide with illusions of breezy detachment at a time of transition.

MARGUERITE
19 min / 2017 / Canada / French
Dir: Marianne Farley

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For several years now, Marguerite a diabetic woman in her seventies, has been getting daily visits from Rachel, her home health nurse. Marguerite has been gradually emerging from her loneliness as she experiences moments of tenderness and sensuality under Rachel’s care, but is never able to surrender to her heart’s desire.

SUNKEN PLUM
20 min / 2017 / China, Spain / Chinese
Dir: Roberto F. Canuto, Xiaoxi Xu

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Working at a nightclub in Chengdu, a Chinese transgender woman receives an unexpected visit from her cousin, bringing the news of her mother’s demise with whom she has broken ties years ago. Being the only male in the family, she is morally obliged to return to her hometown, a village in the mountains, but not as a woman.

FOREIGN LOVERS
19 min / 2017 / USA / English
Dir: Timothy Ryan Hickernell

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A meditation on life and love in the digital age, telling the story of a lonely New Yorker who serendipitously meets a mysterious foreigner and sparks ignite.

Friday May 25 / 5.30pm / Metro INOX

INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE SHORTS COMPETITION 2

The second part of the nominations for the Best International Narrative Short film award screens 6 LGBTQ short films that are little gems packing in powerful stories from Asia, Europe and North America.

COCOON
11 min / 2017 / Iran / Persian
Dir: Mohammad Eskandari

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Looking for a place to stay for the night before sex-change surgery, Solmaz faces a challenge, as a transsexual.

TIDAL
16 min / 2017 / Taiwan / Chinese
Dir: Yenhsun Lee

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Ocean is in relationship with Tide, a sailor who regularly docks at the island where Ocean lives with his mother. Ocean is happy that his mother agrees to let him go sailing with Tide, but Tide has been concealing a secret.

NO MORE WE
15 min / 2018 / Sweden / Swedish
Dir: David Färdmar

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Adrian and Hampus agreed to break up, but have to live through their last week together, before the final day arrives. For Hampus it’s a total relief to break up from their destructive relationship; for Adrian it’s devastating.

OASIS
16 min / 2017 / Mexico / Spanish
Dir: Alejandro Zuno

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Ofelia goes to a men-only bar looking for her husband. Tonight she will not only find affliction but an unexpected company that will bring her some peace.

THE THINGS YOU THINK I’M THINKING
15 min / 2017 / Canada / English
Dir: Sherren Lee

The Things You Think I'm Thinking

A black male burn-survivor and amputee goes on a date with a regularly-abled man. After the bar, they go back to his apartment, where he faces his demons as he attempts to experience intimacy for the first time since his accident, ten years ago.

SKAI BLUE
18 min / 2017 / Belgium / English
Dir: Guido Verelst

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When Tom met Simon, a Cameroon refugee, on a dating app – it sounded like a long cherished dream being fulfilled for both. However, Tom realizes that this relationship is having a huge impact on his own life, and is forced to make a difficult choice.

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