Rakesh Sidana's ground breaking films have been featured in 27 Film Festivals worldwide winning 8 best films, 2 finalists, 4 semi-finalists and 1 quarter finalist in the competition section plus 8 official selections in various film festivals worldwide. More recent films include
Min's story of transition and coming into her own body has been of lot of turmoil and desperation.... The film has been celebrated across film festivals worldwide.
WINNER BEST LGBTTIQ FILM : Barcelona International Film Festival, BARCELONA
WINNER BEST SUPER SHORT FILM: Amsterdam International Film Festival, AMSTERDAM
WINNER BEST LGBT SHORT FILM: Port Blair International Film Festival, JUNGLIGHAT
FINALIST : Stockholm City Film Festival, STOCKHOLM
SEMI FINALIST : Luleå International Film Festival, LULEA
SEMI FINALIST: Boden International Film Festival, BODEN
QUATER FINALST : Crossroads International Short Film Festival, ISTANBUL
NOMINEE : London Film & TV awards, LONDON
OFFICIAL SELECTION : Dadasahed Phalke International Film Festival 2022, MUMBAI
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Vancouver international South Asian Film Festival, VANCOUVER
OFFICIAL SELECTION : Body Positive Film Fest, NYC
There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it..
Dance Film Based on Martha Graham's Vitality featuring Canadian Dancer and teacher Alayna Kellet. Narrated by Avaah Blackwell.
BEST FILM : Ealing Film Festival, LONDON
FINALIST : Anatolia International Film Festival, ISTANBUL
OFFICIAL SELECTION: New York Neorealism Film Awards, ROME
SHIV & SHAKTI
The film is based on mystical union between man and a woman as SHIV AND SHAKTI, seen as one entity and inseparable. It is believed that every man and woman has elements of divine masculine and divine feminine.
This fashion film shot in Mumbai features bollywood star Ali Fazal @alifazal9 as SHIV. Ali has played major roles in Hollywood productions such as Victoria & Abdul , Murder on the Nile, Fast and Furious and recently as Guddu Pandit in Amazon Prime series Mirzapur.
Salounie @salouchronicle as SHAKTI is a classically trained Dancer and Choreographer weaves magic in the performance.
This amazing remix was created by Sidhartha Sharma @stereosiddharth based on a Thumri (lovers poetry in Indian Classical Music) sung by Gauhar Jaan in 1918
WINNER BEST FASHION SHORT FILM: Berlin Indie Film Festival, BERLIN
OFFICIAL SELECTION : Sarajevo Fashion Film Festival, SARAJEVO
OFFICIAL SLECTION : Chelsea Fashion & Film Festival, NEW YORK