Best of KASHISH @ Mumbai Pride – Program

‘Best of KASHISH’ film screening will showcase an amazing collection from 5th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2014 catalog – films that have won an award, have been audience favourites and some that you may have missed out on – funny, dramatic, campy, sexy – and each one of them LGBTQ positive. Let us Celebrate Pride with these Global Cinematic Nuggets.

 BECAUSE… (KYUNKI…)

Director: Avinash Matta

2014 | 9.17 min | Hindi with EST |India

Narrative Short

When you start believing, you don’t have to be answerable. ‘Kyunki’ is a short journey of a non-believer towards his realization of faith in queer rights.

FAMILIES ARE FOREVER

Director: Vivian Kleiman

2013 |21 min | English | USA

Documentary Short

Tom and Wendy were devout Mormon parents living in a conservative community who attended church every Sunday and knocked on doors to promote support for California’s Proposition 8 to prevent same-sex marriage. Until the realization about their eldest son Jordan’s orientation changes their lives forever.

Winner: Best Documentary Short at 5th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

LUIGI AND VINCENZO

Director: Giuseppe Bucci

2013 |4.13 min | Italian with EST | Italy

Narrative Short

On the day of Pride parade in Naples, an elderly couple finally overcome their apprehension of being queer, and shares a moment of loving care unabashedly.

P.D.A.

Director: Patrick Hancock

2013 |8 min | English | USA

Narrative Short

A gay couple having a lighthearted discussion about their very different views on holding hands in public, leading to a much bigger exploration of their relationship and more.

Special Mention : Best International Narrative Short at 5th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

 THREE IN A ROOM

Director: Federico Calabuig

2013 | 6 min | Spanish with EST | Spain

Narrative Short

A simple rehearsal for their upcoming play springs up some complicated issues in front of three actors Suso and Ana and Teo. Combating their awkwardness they realize that there’s no going back.

 SPOONERS

Director: Bryan Horch

2013 |13.5 min | English with captions | USA

Narrative Short

The story of a gay couple and their epic quest for a grown-up bed! After convincing his husband Corey to retire their beloved, lumpy futon, Nelson is forced to come out in a spectacular way while shopping for a new bed at Drowzy’s Mattress World.

CRUSH-SHAKE                                                  

Director: Jagruti Jethe

2014 | 10.14 min | English, Hindi with EST | India

Narrative Short

Story of a young girl, and a guy who follows her most of the time but never talks to her. She too has a crush on him, but is puzzled by his silence. She then decides to take the first step on the path of her dream love-story.

THE BEST FRIEND      

Director: Allan Deberton

2013 | 17 min | Portuguese with EST | Brazil

Narrative Short

Lucas and Felipe spend their first day of vacation together wearing out jokes and hanging out at the beach. Sun, sand, sea, music and even a random fling – everything looks perfect but beneath these chill-out moments Lucas’ heart is burning in fire.

 ADAM AND STEVE

Director: José Antonio Cortés Amunarriz

2011 | 16 min | Spanish with EST | Spain

Narrative Short

Iván has a secret which he is scared of letting out to his family. But perhaps his family has a bigger secret hidden which can helphim!

Tea Break

NAKED         

Director: José Antonio Cortés Amunarriz

2013 | 13 min | Spanish with EST | Spain

Narrative Short

A simple,casual whatsapp message from Javier’s partner changes his family situation forever causing them to reconsider their relationships.

Winner : Best International Narrative Short at 5th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

MARGARITA        

Directors: Dominique Cardona and Laurie Colbert

2012 | 76 min | English | Canada

Narrative Feature

Even though Margarita, a pretty and vivacious young Mexican woman, works hard as a nanny for a Canadian family, life is not all work and no play for Margarita. She has passion for life and people and is in love with shy, commitment-phobic Jane who also deeply loves Margarita but is hesitant to bring their relationship out of the shadows. Life is good until Margarita’s cash strapped employees fire her and set off a chain of events that threaten her with deportation. Everyone scramble to save her. But, is it in her best interest? A buoyant comedic drama about love, loyalty and the families we create.

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What: Best of KASHISH film screening

Screening of some of the award winning and audience favourite films from 5th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2014.

Presented as part of QAM Mumbai in association with KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival as part of Mumbai pride Week.

When: January 24th , 2015; 4.00 – 8.00 pm

Where: SNDT Women’s University, Sir Vithaldas Vidyavihar, Juhu Tara Road, Santacruz (West), Mumbai 400049

 How much: Entry Free, on first come first seated basis

Click here for the event details

 

Author: Ankit Bhuptani

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