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Saturday, Sept 7th: Short Film Collection 1Short Film Collection 2 | Njan Marykutty
Sunday, Sept 8th: Short Film Collection 3 | Noblemen | KD 
Monday, Sept 9th: Vardaniya
Thursday, Sept 12th: Tashi
Friday, Sept 13th: One Little Finger
Saturday, Sept 14thShort Film Collection 4 | Half Window | Sir

Sunday, Sept 8th KENWOOD THETRE: Shalom Bollywood with a Short Film
Tuesday, Sept 10th KENWOOD THEATRE: Kolkatay Kohinoor
Wednesday, Sept. 11 MARIEMONT THEATRE: Painting Life

Visit for a full listing of the INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2019


Short Film Collection 1


A Collection of Award Winning Short films. Meet the Directors, discuss the films at the theater.


Short Film Collection 2


A Collection of Award Winning Short films. Meet the Directors, discuss the films at the theater.



A transsexual man's attempt to realize his true orientation in a society that stigmatizes gender transformation. Will Marykutty come out victorious while shredding all the taboos associated with transsexuality?



Short Film Collection 3


A Collection of Award Winning Short films. Meet the Directors, discuss the films at the theater.




A 15 year old boy, struggling with his adolescent years, is terrorized by a gang of bullies in a posh boarding school. This sets forth a chain of events that leads to a loss of life and innocence




Karuppudurai, an 80-year-old man, bedridden for the past three months in a coma, suddenly wakes up one fine day to overhear his family planning to kill him by performing an ancient euthanasia ritual.

Hurt, heartbroken and afraid, Karuppudurai runs away from the only home he has ever known.

On an aimless path with nowhere to go, he accidentally meets a 10-year-old orphan Kutty. Kutty is everything Karuppudurai isn’t; smart, spunky and full of life. The fiercely independent Kutty encourages KD to chalk out a bucket list and start living for himself.

Thus begins an eventful road trip of this unlikely pair - an old man running away from his family and a young boy who never had one!





Pyari means beloved. Vardaniya is the story of Pyari who did not know love. She was considered a curse when she was born, not a vardaan (boon).

Rejected by her father and her other family members at birth by throwing her off by the side of the river, Pyari survives only because of her mother.

You can never keep a strong and innovate person like Pyari down, although Pyari faces ridicule at school and is ostracized by her neighbours, she comes out on top galvanizing support for gender equality.




This is the story of beautifully flawed humans in a family and their step forward in their journey of self-discovery. It is the story of elderly Vandana's strength as she fights a critical illness.

Of her daughter Radhika's commitment to take care of her. Of her son Sanjay's sensitivity and desire to fix what he broke. Of Ved, a stranger who finds refuge with this family to weather an emotional storm. And of Priya, the selfless and giving domestic help.

It’s a story of beautifully flawed humans and a step forward in their journey of self-discovery.




Raina, an American neurologist, uproots her life to research music therapy in India, and finds herself teaching children and adults with disabilities. By bringing them together through music and inspiring them to challenge themselves through their abilities, their lives are transformed.


Den and Angel, though they are disabled, want to contribute towards the betterment of society by overcoming their physical challenges. As they come of age, they must learn to cope with abuse and bullying. Their lives intersect with Raina, who is struggling to further her research.




Short Film Collection 4



A Collection of Award Winning Short films. Meet the Directors, discuss the films at the theater.




Amid the backdrop of the Kashmiri conflict, a young woman must come to grips with the disappearance of her doting husband and embarks on harrowing journey of self-discovery.




Ratna works as a domestic live-in help with Ashwin, a man from a wealthy family. Although Ashwin seems to have it all, he seems to have given up on his dreams, while Ratna is full of hope and works determinedly towards her dream.

As these two worlds collide and the two individuals connect, the barriers between them seem insurmountable.

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