FU377

2014

Writer, Director, Producer:
Neelu Bhuman

Voice Artist:
Ria Oberoi

Sound Designer:
Mustafa Bal

Set Design & Animation:
Neelu Bhuman
Andrew Nicholson

Trailer:
Nile Connolly-Martin

Basic dignity of queer people in India is under attack, yet again. The scorching IPC Section 377 is re-unleashed to police to criminalise “gay sex” in India. While the law and the Supreme Court dated themselves back a few hundred years, an adorable Indian mother has her knowledge of “gay sex” in mint condition, wheeling out a tidbit or two for her heartbroken queer daughter in an effort to cheer her up. The pair are shocked into action by the Supreme Court's latest rejection.

Duration: 4 mins. 46 secs.
Production Format: 16:9 4K 24FPS
Exhibition Format: DCP (NTSC/PAL), Blu-Ray (NTSC/PAL) 

TRANSLATIONS: 

Korean, Serbian, Brazilian Portugese, German, French, Spanish, Hebrew

Official Selections & Awards: 

BEST ANIMATION-JURY @ 2014 Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, New Delhi, India

BEST EXPERIMENTAL-JURY @ 2014 Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series, Brooklyn, New York, USA

SPECIAL FESTIVAL MENTION @ 2014 Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival, India

Screenings: 

2014 Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, New Delhi, India

2014 Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, India

2014 Chennai Women's International Film Festival, India

2014 Cannes Short Film Corner, France

2014 Frameline38, San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, USA
Ria Oberoi represented FU377 at Frameline38. Ria's travel was partially funded by the British Council Film and the BFI.

2014 9th Seattle South Asian Film Festival, USA
Opening night screening, festival's highest honor.

2014 Bolgatty International Film Festival, Kochi, Kerala, India

2014 Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival, India

2014 Queer Campus Hyderabad Film Festival, Hyderabad, India

2014 Portobello Free Film Festival, London, UK

2014 Reeling 32: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival, USA

2014 Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2014 Brussels Pink Screens Film Festival, Belgium

2014 Pink City International Short Film Festival, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

2014 Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, USA

2014 MIX NYC - 27th New York Queer Experimental Film Festival, USA

2014 International Queer Film Festival Merlinka, Belgrade, Serbia

2014 Festival International De Cine, San Andrés Cholula, Puebla, Mexico

2014 22º Festival Mix Brasil de Cultura da Diversidade, São Paulo, Brazil

2014 Puerto Rico Queer Film Festival, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2014 The Retro-Futurism of Cuteness: 3rd Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group+Annual Meeting of Literature & the Mind Center. University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

2015 Bangalore Queer Film Festival, Bangalore, India

2015 BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival Video Library, London, UK

2015 Outfest Fusion: Los Angeles Queer People of Color Film Festival, USA

2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, USA

2015 TLVFest: 10th Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival, Israel

2015 TranScreen : Amsterdam Transgender Film Festival, Netherlands

2015 Queer City Cinema Film Festival, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

2015 Pride and Gender: A Film Conversation, Presented by Reel Sisters and the Kumble Theater, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2015 Rio Gay Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2015 Korean Queer Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea

2015 Usurp Zone5 Film Festival, London, UK

2015 Chennai Rainbow Film Festival, India

2015 Nottingham Alternative Film Network, UK

2015 Scottish Queer International Film Festival, Glasgow, UK

2015 Wotever DIY Film Festival, London, UK

2015 Hamburg International Queer Film Festival, Germany

2015 Side by Side LGBT Film Festival, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2015 Feminist and Queer International Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania

2015 Boston Asian American Film Festival, USA

2015 Seoul Human Rights Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea

2015 Delhi QueerFest, India

2016 University of Washington - Global Communications by Ysin, Ekin - Seattle, USA. 

2016 Shri Ram College of Women, Kriti Film Club+Projekt film and Photography Society+Usurp Collaboration, Delhi, India 

2016 Side by Side LGBT Film Festival, Moscow, Russia

2016 AKS FESTIVAL, Karachi+Lahore+Islamabad, Pakistan

2016 India Habitat, Usurp Zone5 Film Festival, Delhi, India

2016 Malmö Queer Film Festival, Sweden

2016 El Ciclo Rosa LGBT Film Festival, Colombia

2016 Bernie Grant Arts Centre, WOTEVER QTIPOC Short Film Showcase, London, UK

2016 Duckie Family Short Film Showcase & Panel Discussion, Rich Mix, London, UK  

2016 University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

2016 5th Sardinia Queer Short Film Festival, Italy

2016 South Asian Film Education Society, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

2017 OUTsider Fest, NYC, NY

2017 Cutie.BPoC Fest, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017 Asian Film Festival, Berlin, Germany