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KASHISH 2019 Films in Competition: QDrishti Film Grant

5 Indian narrative and documentary short films compete for the KASHISH 2019 QDrishti Film Grant with a grant of Rs.2,00,000 sponsored by Lotus Visual and also a free 2-day HD shooting kit sponsored by Accord Equips.



15 min / 2018 / India / Hindi
Dir: Rohin Raveendran

A female frisking inside a shopping mall booth stands as a silent ally to a forbidden romance.
Sun June 16th 1.00pm | Liberty Carnival Cinemas



12 min / 2019 / India / Tamil
Dir: Naresh Gunaseelan

Raja, with a daughter and a son, is an easily paranoid father of middle class family, on his morning jog with friends hears their fun conversation about same sex marriages and relationship. Conversation developed on sharing facts about LGBT and this grips fear on the father as he now doubts on his daughter’s sexual orientation.
Sun June 16th 1.00pm | Liberty Carnival Cinemas



25 min / 2019 / India / English, Hindi
Dirs: Mujeer Pasha, Veena Kulkarni

Months after the divorce, Kumar shows up with bags at his ex-wive’s door. She lives with her girlfriend who happens to be Kumar’s best friend. Here is your classic triangle with a queer twist.
Sun June 16th 1.00pm | Liberty Carnival Cinemas


LADLI (English Title: Adorable Girl)

39 min / 2018 / India / Hindi
Dir: Sudipta Kundu

Ladli’s life has become a quest for a semblance of meaning in the world. Her tender hopes for social acceptance have been met with harshness and unkind words. She yearns for a companion who can accept her soul along with her body. Many ups and downs have taught her that love, though, does not come without judgments and conditions. When it does come, however, she finds it hard to accept.
Sun June 16th 10.45am | Liberty Carnival Cinemas



7 min / 2019 / India / English, Hindi
Dir: Sonal Giani

The film explores the issues that transmen face in Indian society, through the personal experiences of Sadhya, a young Transman living in Maharashtra.
Thu June 13th 12.45pm | Liberty Carnival Cinemas

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