Difficult People | Kashmakash
 

20 Mins | Narrative Fiction Film | 2018

Roles | Writer and Director

Synopsis

Akash, an aspiring graffiti artist, lives with his father Sudhakar in an old building in Mumbai. Akash’s mother is recently deceased. Father and son mourn her death in different ways, but they have one thing in common—stubbornness. Rebelling against his father’s conventional ways, Akash struggles to find his creative voice in the vast liberating spaces of Mumbai.

Film Festivals

Winner of Directors Guild of America's Student Award, 2018.

Finalist for American Society of Cinematographers Student Heritage Award, 2018.

Palm Spring Short Fest, Best Student Film Nomination, 2019.

Edmonton International Film Festival, 2019.

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, 2019.

Platinum Remi Award at 52nd WorldFest Houston, 2019.

Best Actor in Lead Role at Jaipur International Film Festival, 2019.

Best Student Film at Sunscreen Film Festival, Florida, 2019.

Best Shorts Film(Leo Award) at Da Vinci International Film Festival, 2019.

Best Cinematography at Little Wings Film Festival, 2019.

Winner at Jellyfest, 2019.

Special Mention at Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, 2019.

Bronzelens Film Festival, 2019.

USA Film Festival in Dallas, 2019.

Newport Beach Film Festival, 2019.

Oaxaca Film Festival, 2019.

Ischia Film Festival, 2019

Bentonville International Film Festival, 2019.

Crossroad Film Festival, Mississippi, 2019.

69th Montecatini International Film Festival, 2018.

Arizona International Film Festival, 2019.

Westchester International Film Festival, 2019.

Houston Asian American and Pacific Islander Film Festival, 2019.

IFFSA Toronto, 2019.

Semi-Finalist at UCFTI Expo, 2019.

Ottawa Indian Film Festival, 2019.

Ark Film Festival, Pune, 2019.

New York Indian Film Festival, 2019.

Roxbury International Film Festival, 2019.

Nepal America International Film Festival, 2019.

Middlebury NewFilmmakers Festival, 2019.

Catalina International Film Festival, 2019.

Santa Cruz International Film Festival, 2019.

Film Four Corners Film Festival, 2019.

Revolution Me Film Festival, 2019.

Fayetteville Film Festival, 2019.

Ojai Film Festival, 2019.

Winner at JellyFest, 2019.

Silicon Valley Asian Film Festival, 2019.

South Asian Film Festival of America, 2019.

South Asian Film Festival of Florida, 2019.

New Generations Independent Film Festival, Frankfurt, 2019.

Lift Indian Filmotstav, Lonavala, 2019.

Vikalp at Prithvi, 2020.

Reviews

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