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May 28
12.30 PM

Director: David Thorpe
2014 | 77 min | English | USA | Documentary Feature
Asian Premiere
In Competition

Do gay guys have a different voice than their peers? What and how is it to “sound gay”? Journalist David Thorpe embarks on a hilarious and touching journey, confronting his anxiety about “sounding gay” by comprehensively exploring the linguistic, cultural and historical origins of the stereotype of the gay voice. Enlisting acting coaches, linguists, friends, family, total strangers, and celebrities, he quickly learns that many people — both gay and straight — often wish for a different voice. Drawing upon movie and television clips, the film traces a cultural history of the gay voice, which places Thorpe’s self-consciousness in a broader context and illuminates the complexity at play.


Preceded by

Breaking Barriers    Short Film Package  

Whether it’s Europe or Asia, there are people who like to believe in stereotypes, and then there are those who love to break-free.



Director:  Jonothan McLeod
2015 | 10 min | English | UK | Documentary Short
Indian Premiere

A documentary about one man’s unbreakable spirit.  In a bid to find love, Stavros makes an unusual move – entering the ‘Mr Gay UK’ beauty pageant, a showcase for some of Britain’s hottest men.  But at 190 Kgs, Stavros weighs 3 times as much as his competitors.  Undeterred he signs up, but things don’t go as planned – for Stavros or for the pageant organizers!

HORA (הורה)

Director:  Yoav Brill
2014 | 10 min | English, Hebrew with EST | Israel | Documentary Short
Indian Premiere
In Competition

If you think holding hands in public with your companion is a causal, natural thing, watch out! Because many don’t agree with you. Using interviews with natives of his hometown Tel Aviv, the filmmaker attempts to investigate an intimate yet very public gesture across cultures and boundaries.


Director:  Ashish Sawhny
2014 | 8 min | English, Hindi with EST | India | Documentary Short
World Premiere
In Competition

A tender documentation of a love story set within the LGBT community. It was made as a response to the recently upheld Section 377 that brought dismay to a community that was hoping India would move with the times. Urmi is a well-known transgender activist and dancer who has captivated young Rohit’s heart. Their love story is real, unique and begets the question – does anyone have the right to dictate love?




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