My Mother’s Girlfriend (Mazhya Aaichi Girlfriend)


Director Arun Fulara | Marathi with English Subtitles | 15 min

Renuka and Sadiya, two working-class women in love with each other, enjoy their day out celebrating Renuka’s birthday. After a fun-filled day, they head home to spend the night together. Unknown to them, Renuka’s son Mangesh is around.

Selected Festivals and Awards

World Premiere: Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, India, 2021

International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFFK), India, 2021, Winner Best Short Fiction Film

Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, US, 2021, Winner Audience Choice Award.

Concorto Film Festival, Italy, 2021

Bengaluru International Short Film Festival, India, 2021

GAZE International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Ireland, 2021

Show Me Shorts Film Festival, New Zealand, 2021

Reel Q: Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival (US), US, 2021

Reel Affirmations: Washington DC’s International LGBTQ Film Festival, US, 2021

LesGaiCineMad, Madrid International LGBTI Film Festival, Spain, 2021

Reel Out Charlotte Film Festival, US, 2021

Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest, UK, 2021

Image + Nation LGBTQueer Montreal Film Festival, Canada, 2021

Shorts That Are Not Pants, Canada, 2021

100% Manusia Film Festival, Indonesia, 2021

DIALOGUES: Calcutta International LGBT Film & Video Festival, India, 2021

Reel Desires: Chennai International Queer Film Festival 2021, India, 2021

Bogotá Short Film Festival, Colombia, 2021

SamaBhav Travelling Film Festival, India, 2021

Aks International Minorities Festival, Film – Art – Dialogue, Pakistan, 2021

29th Mardi Gras Film Festival, Australia, 2022

TAG Queer Shorts, USA, 2022

SPE Media Festival, USA, 2022

Roze Filmdagen; Amsterdam LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Netherlands, 2022

Osaka Asian Film Festival, Japan, 2022

Positively Different Short Film Festival, Greece, 2022

Muskoka Queer Film Festival (MQFF), Canada, 2022

La Fête du Slip – Gender and Sexualities Festival, Switzerland, 2022

Catch The Light


Dir: Siddharth Chauhan | Hindi with English Subtitles | Duration 22 min.

Produced by  QDrishti Film Grant 2018 awarded by Lotus Visual Productions through Kashish Arts Foundations.

A visually impaired young girl decides to experience her freedom and falls in love.


Dir: Debadriata Bose | Bangali with English Subtitles | 29 min.

Produced by  QDrishti Film Grant 2017 awarded by Lotus Visual Productions through Kashish Arts Foundations.

Shankar’s family does not know why he has lost his job. Shankar is caught up between looking for a new job and his own contemplation. His daily life is dotted with the financial crisis and the awkwardness of being unemployed. Amidst all these things strange illusions come to him. He doesn’t know how to deal with these situations. He cannot share his helplessness with anybody, not even Mohan, with whom he is a bit close. One day he realizes that he cannot anymore communicate with the world around him.

The film can be seen on

Physicality ( Uttar Thaguthi )

Dir: V. Ramanathan  Tamil with English subtitles

Produced by  QDrishti Film Grant 2016 awarded by Lotus Visual Productions through Kashish Arts Foundations.

Krithika and Shireen are friends who strive for societal recognition of their preferred and lived gender. Shireen drives a taxi to support herself and nurses a dream to be a popular theater actress while Krithika is focused on her ambition to become a police officer. Soon both of them realize that the society and people around them can’t think beyond the physicality of being male and female.

The film can be seen on