SELECTED GOOD PITCH DECCAN PROJECTS
Director - Kalki Subramaniam
An activist and trans woman will shine a light on the challenges and stigmas around gender
transition through the story of her personal struggle and of others like her.
We Make Film
Director - Shweta Ghosh
A collaborative project that brings together four filmmakers with disabilities to question,
challenge, and transcend the many barriers in the creative journey. Together, they rethink
accessibility, allyship, and collaboration in filmmaking.
Rescripting Herstory in Mollywood
Mediamaker - Miriam Chandy Menacherry
Placing WCC (Women in Cinema Collective) at the centre, this multimedia project captures the
powerful rise of women in Mollywood - the male-dominated film industry of Kerala.
Project Lead - Priya Varadarajan, Durga India
A project that explores the potential of the 'bystander intervention' model in India, which can
turn everyday citizens like street vendors into allies helping prevent public violence against
The Biological Reality
Mediamaker - Anuhya Korrapati & Geetanjali Gurlhosur, BeyondBlood
A photo essay that takes a closer look at the hard biological reality of menstruation among
queer, transgender menstruators, and people experiencing menopause and menstrual disorders.
The Rakshin RAIDRR
Project Leads - Smita Bharti & Natashja Rathore, Sakshi
Through documented stories, this film will not just break the silence and the stigma around
Child Sexual Abuse (CSA), but also deep dive into its long-term psychosocial implications.
Mediamaker - Zeba Rizvi
Gender stereotyping, gender discrimination, and casual sexism are rampant in Tamil society even
in the 21st century. Through comic books, flashcards, jingles, and social media content, this
overarching project will raise awareness among school children and change this narrative.
Conversations on Consent
Mediamaker - Indu Harikumar
Consent in sex is a tricky topic to navigate especially in intimate relationships with several
undercurrents such as gender roles, implied consent, and power dynamics. Using response data
from a sizable Instagram community, this project aims to create illustrated stories, zines,
animated shorts to spark conversations around the subject.