Films In Competition: International Narrative Shorts

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International narrative short films made after January 1, 2014, and having their Indian Premiere at KASHISH compete for this award, which carries a plaque and a gift hamper. Seventeen films from around the world have been considered for International Narrative Shorts competition category!

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All The Sun In The World (Spain) Director: Pelayo Muñiz Cabal 
Friday, May 23, 8.35 pm, Liberty Cinema  



All The Sun In The World (Todo El Sol Del Mundo)              
13. 20 min / 2013 / Spain / Director: Pelayo Muñiz Cabal  

Pablo and Mauro meet each other while clubbing. They stare at each other, they like each other, they leave together... We'll witness their first eye contact, their first smiles, first kiss, first sex... But that´s just the beginning of their history together. And every beginning has an end...
Friday, May 23, 8.35pm, Liberty Cinema


The Best Friend (O Melhor Amigo)
17 min / 2013 / Brazil / Director: Allan Deberton

Lucas and Felipe spend their first day of vacation together wearing out jokes and hanging out at the beach. Sun, sand, sea, music and even a random fling - everything looks perfect but beneath these chill-out moments Lucas heart is burning in fire.
Saturday, May 24, 3.15pm, Alliance Française | Short Film Package: Boys Shorts


The Blue Dress
7 min / 2013 / Spain / Director: Lewis Martin

Story of a mother coming to an understanding and accepting her transexual son as he is. Sometimes one has to walk an extra mile for the happiness of their loved ones.
Thursday, May 22, 5 pm, Liberty Cinema | Short Film Package: Family Matters!


Caged (Uitgesproken)
14 min / 2013 / The Netherlands / Director: Lazlo and Dylan Tonk

Best buddies David and Niels spend most of their free time on the track field. Their friendship is about to be thrown off balance by a secret Niels is keeping from David. David is torn apart when he finds out Niels is in love with Tim, as such things are not tolerated in their group.
Thursday, May 22, 12.30 pm, Liberty Cinema


The Cake (El Pastel)
6.47 min / 2013 / Spain / Director: Estela Osorio

While baking a cake together Anna and her mother get talking. Like the several ingredients used in making a cake, their conversation also involves several issues giving a peep into Anna’s life.
Thursday, May 22, 5 pm, Liberty Cinema | Short Film Package: Family Matters!


Firebugs (Feuerkäfer)
7.30 min / 2013 / Germany / Director: Juliane Ahrens, Béatrice, Simon Weber

Vanessa is somehow not welcomed by other girls in their group. Is it because of her quietness or queerness? Today she decides to stand firm on her ground.  During lunch break, Vanessa collects firebugs for a biology project. All seems to be well, but then the bell rings for P.E., and Vanessa will have to go to the changing room to the other girls. She takes a deep breath, knowing that she's not welcome there. Vanessa plans to not be thrown out today, but the girls are pulling all the stops to get rid of her.
Friday, May 23, 9.30am, Liberty Cinema | Short Film Package: Girls Shorts


Foreign Relations
25 min / 2014 / USA / Director: Reid Waterer

To recover from his recent break-up, shy Tom takes on a Mediterranean group tour where he is randomly assigned an intriguing Greek roommate who provokes his curiosity. With each passing day Tom is increasingly confused, bewitched, annoyed, and distracted by Nikos. Will Tom get so sidetracked he misses out on finding love?
Sunday, May 25, 2.30pm, Liberty Cinema | Short Film Package: LOL
 

Hurt (Dentro)
15.06 min / 2013 / Brazil / Director: Bruno Autran

An unintended reunion between two brothers who have drifted apart brings back memories of their childhood laced with competition, rejection anger and hurt. Some feelings don’t fade away even with time.
Sunday, May 25, 12.30pm, Liberty Cinema | Short Film Package: Two of US


Keepsake
14. 37 min / 2013 / Japan / Director: David Chester

An intimate story of a bitter relationship between Naomi and her emotionally distant father who is dying. Naomi has stopped talking to him for years. Her partner Linda must find a way to help them say goodbye before it's too late.
Thursday, May 22, 5pm, Liberty Cinema | Short Film Package: Family Matters!


Luigi And Vincenzo (Luigi e Vincenzo)
4. 13 min / 2013 / Italy / Director: Giuseppe Bucci

On the day of Pride parade in Naples, an elderly couple finally overcome their apprehension of being queer, and share a moment of loving care unabashedly.
Friday, May 23, 2.30pm, Liberty Cinema


Naked                          
13 min / 2013 / Spain / Director: José Antonio Cortés Amunarriz  

A simple, casual whatsapp message from Javier’s partner changes his family situation forever causing them to reconsider their relationships.
Thursday, May 22, 5pm, Liberty Cinema | Short Film Package: Family Matters!


P.D.A.
8 min / 2013 / USA / Director: Patrick Hancock

A gay couple having a lighthearted discussion about their very different views on holding hands in public, leading to a much bigger exploration of their relationship and more.
Sunday, May 25, 12.30pm, Liberty Cinema | Short Film Package: Two of US


Prinsesa   
12 min / 2014 / USA / Director: Drew Stephens

During a football match watching session Rey, a Filipino-American father is confronted by his buddies when his young son shares his daydreams of becoming the princess in a Filipino folk dance.
Saturday, May 24, 9.30am, Liberty Cinema | Short Film Package: Kids Don't Lie


SIC.
9 min / 2013 / Canada / Director: Joshua Hinkson

After a year apart, lifelong friends Wyatt and Elijah reconnect. Elijah, a committed family man is confronted by an anxious Wyatt. A provocative secret polarizes their friendship as they struggle to reconcile their feelings of loss, love and humiliation.
Thursday, May 22, 6.15pm, Alliance Française
Saturday, May 24, 12.30pm, Liberty Cinema


Skin And Soul (Original Title: La piel y el alma)
12.11 min / 2013 / SPAIN / Director: Marc Nadal Manzanares

Mar is in love with her elder sister Celia but it’s never easy to say it. Her love for Celia is like the portrait of Celia which Mar wanted to paint but could never complete. A confession could mean becoming two souls who fall in love despite the skin that binds them as siblings, or maybe lose her totally.
Friday, May 23, 9.30am, Liberty Cinema | Short Film Package: Girls Shorts

Spooners
13.5 min / 2013 / USA / Director: Bryan Horch

The story of two men and their epic quest for a grown-up bed. After convincing his husband to retire their beloved, lumpy futon, Nelson is forced to come out in a spectacular way while shopping for a new bed at Drowzy’s Mattress World.
Sunday, May 25, 2.30pm, Liberty Cinema | Short Film Package: LOL


Whispers of Life
11.12 min / 2013 / Canada / Director: Florian Halbedl

In this magical story about the interdependence of imagination and survival, Tom, a gay teenager is threatened by a bully’s homophobic words. As Tom sits with angst on his park bench, a stranger named Charles suddenly appears next to him. Charles strikes up a conversation with Tom that forever alters the course of his future and life.
Thu, May 22, 6.15pm, Alliance Française
Saturday, May 24, 12.30pm, Liberty Cinema

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