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Shorts A - LGBTQ Stories

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Shorts A - LGBTQ Stories

Sariwala
2017 | India & USA | 9 mins | Hindi (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Shayon Maitra
Cast - Mansi Jain, Prem Parija, Alka Chhatwal, Jiya Bhardwaj, Munish Bhardwaj, Jigme Tenzing.


Synopsis: Raghu is a poor boy who works in a sari shop. The highlight in his life is an ornate sari that he is obsessed with. One day, he accompanies his boss, Kishan to bridal party where the mother of the bride and the bride, herself, choose saris for the...

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2017 | USA | 15 mins | English
Directed by - Molly Karna
Cast - Evan Carter, Isabella Schiller, Keisha Bissram.


Synopsis: Two lovers, Priya and Zoe, have a last conversation before Priya has to leave for the airport.

The Homestay
2017 | USA | 12 mins | English
Directed by - Priyanka Mattoo
Cast - Bernard White, Max Jenkins, Meera Syal, Gabe Delahaye, Ravi Patel, Sujata Day, Douglas Porter.


Synopsis: THE HOMESTAY is the story of a sheltered older Indian couple who visit their son in the U.S. for the first time, and bungle their apartment rental, mistakenly renting one room in a house, hosted by a gay couple and their dog. Initially horrified...

Maacher Jhol (The Fish Curry)
2017 | India | 13 mins | Hindi (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Abhishek Verma
Cast - Antariksh Jain, Jayesh Bhosale, Suraj Ghosh, Deepa Kumar, Ajay Singhal, Amar Chaudhary.

Winner: National Film Award 2018 - Best Animation Film

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qigju6mX000

Synopsis: A young man Lalit Ghosh, 28, decides to come-out to his parents. He is in love with a man, his very own room partner, Ashutosh Gautam. He plans his day by cooking his father’s favorite dish, the traditional fish curry (Maacher Jhol) and that by...

Awards: International animation Festival & MIFA in Annecy 2017, World festival of animation in ANIMAFEST-ZAGREB, Kashish International Film festival in Mumbai 2017.

Social Media Handles: https://www.facebook.com/MaacherJhol, https://www.facebook.com/vermatisans, Instagram: vermatisans. Twitter: @vermatisans, https://twitter.com/MaacherJhol?lang=en

Reviews: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/international-animated-film-festival-abhishek-verma-maacher-jhol/1/968366.html http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/nothing-fishy-about-this-director-animator-abhishek-vermans-movies-and-bengali-roots-4723436/

Khol
2017 | USA | 12 mins | English
Directed by - Faroukh Virani
Cast - Shawn Parikh, Anna Khaja, Sarayu Blue, Jason Rogel, Sterling Jones.


Synopsis: An estranged son, Vijay, must return to his small hometown in New Mexico after 10 years to confront his family after his father's sudden passing. Tightly holding onto his armor of detachment after years of alienation and bitter feelings, Vijay sees...

Social Media Handle: Shawnparikh.com/khol

Monogamish
2017 | USA | 14 mins | English
Directed by - Nardeep Khurmi
Cast - Sachin Bhatt, Evan Todd, Nishi Munshi, Chris Low.


Synopsis: MONOGAMISH follows Sagar and Nishi, a sexually fluid, Indian pair who are not in a 'typical' relationship. Although the intimacy and connection they have are undeniable, they are not partners and they are not cheating. Sagar is already in a...

Pashi
2017 | India | 30 mins | Pahari & Hindi (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Siddharth Chauhan
Cast - Chetan Kanwar, John Negi, Kamayani Bisht, Savitri Devi Sunta.


Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7bd6ZMpcXM

Synopsis: Set in a traditional himachali village, an unusual love story unfolds as a visitor arrives and meets his neighbor after years. Simultaneously, a young boy learns about a technique of trapping birds from his wicked-old grandmother and begins to practice it.

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