Riyad Wadia Award

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FILMS IN COMPETITION : RIYAD WADIA AWARD

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Riyad Wadia Award for Best Emerging Indian Filmmaker

Instituted in memory of late filmmaker Riyad Wadia, who made India’s first gay film BOMgAY. Indian narrative and documentary short films that are the filmmaker’s first or second film completed after January 1, 2017 compete for this award that carries cash award of Rs.15,000 sponsored by Wadia Movietone, a trophy, a gift hamper, and a free 2 day HD shooting kit (camera, mike and one light) sponsored by Accord Equips.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Thursday May 24 / 10.45am / Liberty Carnival Cinemas / in package: Documentary Shorts Competition 1
ZARA NAZAR UTHA KE DEKHO
25 min / 2018 / India / Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Panjabi
Dir: Anindya Das[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”3289″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]This documentary juxtaposes personal narratives of cruising from the LGBTQ community against visuals of Indian public spaces like cinema halls, toilets, parks and stations.
Through the stories emerge the different facets and complexities of urban cruising – one of the most dominant ways of finding sexual/romantic partners for the LGBTQ community in India.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Saturday May 26 / 10.45am / Liberty Carnival Cinemas / in package: Queering India 1
BIRDS OF PARADISE
10 min / 2018 / India / Malayalam
Dir: Rahul M M[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”3291″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]

The film travels through a day in the life of three transgenders, set against the binary and the morality of the society.

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THE TWO COMPANIONS (Original Title: অন্তরালে অনন্যা)
18 min / 2017 / India / Bengali
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Based on O Henry’s celebrated story ‘The Gift of the Magi’, the film revolves around Antara, a typist and Ananya, a BPO employee during the period of modern recession and demonetization. It explores the realm of unspoken unadulterated love which goes beyond the reach of materialism.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Saturday May 26 / 10.45am / Liberty Carnival Cinemas / in package: Queering India 1
COVER STORY
13 min / 2017 / India / Hindi, English
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Randeep, a successful advertising executive, is in turmoil as his boss Neeraj, dismisses a same-sex ad film idea proposed by his junior colleague Rashi. He senses a deep sense of homophobia and sets into deep introspection about his own preferences.

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TRITIYA
16 min / 2017 / India / Malayalam
Dir: Vishnu Prasad[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”3294″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]A revelation about his roommate takes Sandeep on a journey into himself, to his childhood where his demon is still awake and reaches back as a changed person.
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GRAY
33 min / 2018 / India / English, Hindi
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Nandini is married to Rohit, a closeted gay man. Zoel, Rohit’s partner, is an artist and aware of Nandini’s suffocation. When Rohit plans to have a kid through IVF, so that Nandini will get busy in her life and it may release him of his guilt too, opposite to Rohit’s expectations; Zoel feels disgusted and discards Rohit’s intention of managing his life between him and Nandini.

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AJAY
20 min / 2018 / India / English, Marathi
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After a young boy commits suicide, an NGO decides to investigate the matter by interviewing the people connected to his death. These are excerpts from their archives.

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