Indian narrative short films made in 2012/2013 and having their Indian Premiere at KASHISH compete for this award. The films in this category include In Some Moments,Lonely, The Reel and The Real and Urmi.
IN SOME MOMENTS..
(Original Title: Kuch Palon Mein..)
20 min / 2013 / Narrative Short / India / Dir: Avinash Matta
Mihir is openly gay. He has a good job and is happily living independently with his pet golden fish. One day Ankit, his senior from college visits his city on an official assignment. Things change when Mihir accidently realizes that, like him, Ankit too is gay but living in the closet!
(Original Title: Tanha)
15 min / 2013 / Narrative Short / India / Dir: Suresh Shelar
An attempt to look into the lives of two individuals at a certain point, to explore their journeys when they cross paths with each other. Ranjeet and Shubhedru are from different cities, different cultures and have different approach towards life - still destined to meet each other. Will this relationship work?
THE REEL AND THE REAL
15 min / 2013 / Narrative Short / India / Dir: Santosh Kumar Panda
A ‘positive’ story of a transgender person Meera who has a passion for acting and in course of time finds out she is HIV positive. However she decides to lead a normal life and emerge as an inspiration to many.
10.30 min / 2012 / Narrative Short / India / Dir: Jehangir Jani
Urmi is a transgender person who lives in Mumbai. She goes through violent encounters with homophobic people and authorities. One incident makes her decide to choose her real self and live it.