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