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A Bloody Mess
Varsha is a young South Asian girl who battles against her family’s traditional beliefs surrounding menstruation, which comes with rules prohibiting her from having an open dialogue with her father about periods. Since she was a child, Varsha has been told that while periods are normal, there are certain things she cannot do while menstruating, which manifests in Varsha’s mental suffocation. This film depicts Varsha’s internal struggle as she tries to strike a balance between respecting her family and her own individual autonomy.
REMI Award - Houston International Film Festival
Excellence in Filmmaking - International Filmmaker Festival of New York
Best Short Film (Drama) - Canadian Cinematography Awards
Best Short FIlm (Social Awareness) - Queen Palm International Film Festival
Jury Award in Contemporary Issue Short - Jharkhand International Film Festival
Special Mention (Original Story) - Florence Film Awards
Best International Short Film (Nominee) - Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival