Films In Competition: Indian Narrative Shorts

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Indian narrative short films made after January 1, 2014 and having their Indian Premiere at KASHISH compete for this award, which carries a plaque, a gift hamper , a free two day HD shooting kit (camera, mike and one light) sponsored by Accord Equips and and a cash award of Rs.20,000 sponsored by Anupam Kher's Actor Prepares. Five Indian Narrative Shorts have been considered for this category this year.

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Because… (Kyunki…) Director: Avinash Matta
Sunday, May 25, 10.45am, Liberty Cinema | Short Film Package: Indian Masala Mix



Because… (Kyunki…)
9.17 min / 2014 / India / Director: Avinash Matta

When you start believing, you don’t have to be answerable. ‘Kyunki’ is a short journey of a non-believer towards his realization of faith in queer rights.
Sunday, May 25, 10.45am, Liberty Cinema | Short Film Package: Indian Masala Mix


Between Dreams and Waking
28 min / 2014 / India / Director: Ipshita Maitra

Aaliyah belongs to a conservative family. Though she is not out to them but she has finally come to terms with her identity. She has even found a supporter and companion in Samantha. Her family is all set to marry her with a boy they have chosen for her. Caught between her life and her family Aaliyah has to make the tough choice.
Saturday, May 24, 4.45pm, Liberty Cinema | Short Film Package: Indian Showcase


The Gift (Eidi)
28 min / 2013 / India / Director: Pradipta Ray

Soumya arrives in his hometown to reunite with his close friend Ranjita, a transgender activist. However, a series of upheavals let out his insecurities, and inner demons, where Soumya, struggling to come to terms with his own identity is confronted with his own convoluted notions and double standards. Will their friendship stand the test of time?
Saturday, May 24, 4.45pm, Liberty Cinema | Short Film Package: Indian Showcase

Mitraa        
35 min / 2013 / India / Director: Ravi Jadhav

Based on the story written by the renowned writer and novelist Vijay Tendulkar, Mitraa is a short film about a strong girl with a different sexual orientation. Set in mid 1940s, her behaviour and feelings are looked down upon as unnatural by the society around her. The film concludes with India finally gaining Independence, however the LGBT community is still struggling to find their space even after more than 60 years of a free India.
Saturday, May 24, 4.45pm, Liberty Cinema | Short Film Package: Indian Showcase


Right To Left
5. 02 min / 2014 / India / Director: Kirat Tulaskar, Suhasini Sukumar

Diversity is part of nature. It’s not just to decide what is unnatural or acceptably normal. Without any direct reference to the queer community, the film addresses it by creating an imaginary world where being left handed is an unacceptable behavior.
Sunday, May 25, 10.45am, Liberty Cinema | Short Film Package: Indian Masala Mix

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