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KASHISH 2019 Films in Competition: International Narrative Shorts

13 International narrative short films compete for the KASHISH 2019 International Narrative Short Award with a cash award of Rs.20,000 sponsored by GagaOOLala and a distribution deal for the winning film and runners-up on their OTT platform.

INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE SHORTS COMPETITION 1

1. ENGAGED

ENGAGED

17 min / 2019 / USA / English
Dir: David Scala

Darren keeps trying – and failing – to propose to his boyfriend Elliot. When their relationship is put into an uncomfortable spotlight during a friend’s outrageous engagement party, Darren realizes he actually might be self-sabotaging himself due to unresolved insecurities about his sexuality.
Fri June 14th 12.45pm | Liberty Carnival Cinemas

FIFTH-FLOOR

FIFTH FLOOR ON THE LEFT (Original Title: Peti kat lijevo)

15 min / 2018 / Croatia / Croatian
Dir: Renata Lučić

When Maja’s parents come to Zagreb to visit their daughter, Nika and Maja cover their faces with masks and start playing the game Nika has grown very tired of.
Fri June 14th 12.45pm | Liberty Carnival Cinemas

HOME-GIRL

HOME GIRL

12 min / 2018 / UK / English
Dir: Poonam Brah

Roya is a British Muslim woman whose mother has just died. After the funeral she returns to a home much altered – one without her mother. Roya discovers her relationship with another woman was in fact known about all along.
Fri June 14th 12.45pm | Liberty Carnival Cinemas

parking

PARKING

9 min / 2018 / Iran / Persian
Dir: Ahmad Seyfipour

A thief and a couple have a face-off in a deserted parking. Who will win?
Fri June 14th 12.45pm | Liberty Carnival Cinemas

SEQUINS

SEQUINS

18 min / 2019 / UK / English
Dir: Michael Beddoes

Paul Bigsby wakes up early every morning to practice his drag act. A chance encounter with jaded Blackpool queen Mimi Le Purr, set’s him a collision course with his parents, bullies and the school talent show.
Fri June 14th 12.45pm | Liberty Carnival Cinemas

THRIVE

THRIVE

17 min / 2019 / UK / English
Dir: Jamie Di Spirito

A hook-up between two young men – they make a connection, but it quickly becomes apparent they’re looking for different things.
Fri June 14th 12.45pm | Liberty Carnival Cinemas

VERTICAL-LINES

VERTICAL LINES

15 min / 2018 / Canada / English
Dir: Kyle Reaume

Dave and Andrew reach a new level of closeness in their relationship when they share their personal experiences with self-harm.
Fri June 14th 12.45pm | Liberty Carnival Cinemas

INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE SHORTS COMPETITION 2

MY-LONELINESS-IS-KILLING-ME

MY LONELINESS IS KILLING ME

17 min / 2018 / UK / English
Dir: Tim Courtney

Colourful femme Elliott appears to be the life of the party. But behind the make-up, he struggles in his search for an intimacy. When he manages to lure animalistic Jack to his apartment for a late night hook up, he unexpectedly unearths a dark emotional connection.
Fri June 14th 2.45pm | Metro INOX

NOT-QUITE-THE-SAME

NOT QUITE THE SAME

15 min / 2018 / France / French
Dirs: Marc Chevais & Arthur Beauvillain

In a musical whirlwind, a nocturnal meeting, between women, pushed by their instinct of freedom. What are they looking for? What do they flee from view, far from their cultural context?
Fri June 14th 2.45pm | Metro INOX

OUR-WAY-BACK

OUR WAY BACK

26 min / 2018 / Israel / Hebrew
Dir: Moshe Rosenthal

Uri, a 50 year old family man, has a romantic secret relationship with Oded, a young man from their small town in the south of Israel. During a trip in the desert, the two are forced to deal with the tragic consequences of their type of relationship.
Fri June 14th 2.45pm | Metro INOX

NOT-QUITE-THE-SAME

PROJECT BABY (Original Title: Projekt Baby)

24 min / 2018 / Denmark / Danish
Dir: Johannes Pico

Sebastian and Christian are on date with potential mothers for a rainbow child. But it is not easy when those women aren’t looking for father figures. Prepare for an evening of prejudice, fish eggs and confusion.
Fri June 14th 2.45pm | Metro INOX

selma-after-the-rains

SELMA AFTER THE RAIN (Original Title: Selma depois da Chuva)

12 min / 2019 / Brazil / Portugese
Dir: Loli Menezes

Selma is a trans woman who built her life away from the family. One day she gets a call to go to her elderly mother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s and needs treatment. In this encounter, lost in confused memories, the two women remember forgotten pains and desires, and revisit lost guilt and affection.
Fri June 14th 2.45pm | Metro INOX

YULIA-&-JULIET

YULIA & JULIET

12 min / 2018 / Netherlands / Dutch
Dir: Zara Dwinger

Yulia & Juliet is contemporary love story based on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.
Fri June 14th 2.45pm | Metro INOX

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