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Do not miss out on these 7 Indian Short Films at Kashish Film Festival

One of the most anticipated short films package showcases some amazing Indian LGBTQIA+ films of the year. The seven films of the first part reiterate that though the law has been changed and things are improving in favor of the LGBTQIA+ community, it will still take time to get rid of the taboo attached with genders and sexualities.

1. BREAK FREE

Thrown out of the house after coming out as a transgender to her father, Satya realizes that in order to be accepted by others, she has to first accept herself.

Director: Vignesh Raj
Duration: 12 min
Year: 2020
Language: English

2. VISITOR’S LOGIN

Story of a visitor and a local guy who meets for a hookup but finally end up falling for each other.

Director: Aditya (Dhaval) Parekh
Duration: 15 min
Year: 2019
Language: English, Hindi

3. YOURS TRULY

The story revolves around the perspective of the protagonist and his thoughts on his relationships and society.

Director: Ram Shankar
Duration: 20 min
Year: 2019
Language: Tamil

4. SOLITUDE (Ekaant)

Manasi, a poet and Sudha, a housewife are deeply in love with each other but the restrictions of the society have put chains around their relationship. Solitude is an expression of their secluded extramarital lesbian affair and poetic recital of the first moment of closeness.

Director: Swapnil Pagare
Duration: 6 min
Year: 2019
Language: Marathi

5. FOG (Kohrra)

A 16-year-old boy, Ronnie lives in a hamlet in rural Haryana, struggling to find his sexual identity within an extremely rigid, patriarchal society; finds solace in the arms of his childhood friend only to see it get snatched away.

Director: Ribhu Ghosh
Duration: 20 min
Year: 2020
Language: Hindi

6. SILENT TIES

Karthik harbors dreams of pursuing a path his family chooses not to understand and vehemently dissuades him. When asked to perform at a prestigious cultural event Karthik proudly sends the invite to his sister which challenges the ties between the two.

Director: Sai Deodhar
Duration: 10 min
Year: 2019
Language: Hindi

7. MISS MAN

Manob is in love with another man who is refusing to accept him unless Manob transforms to a woman completely. While Manob’s homophobic father is out to “cure his son from the disease of loving another man” through physical violence. Trapped between the two, Manob has to make a choice between giving up his struggle or standing up for who he truly is!

Director:Tathagata Ghosh
Duration: 25 min
Year: 2019
Language: Bengali



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