Kado (A Gift)
Directed by: Aditya Ahmad
Indonesia, 2018, 15m
East Coast Premiere/2nd U.S. Screening
In this sweet, intimate, and unpredictable film, androgynous Isfi joins rambunctious pals who plot a wild birthday surprise and experiences an overnight sleepover with a close friend named Nita. This brief but nuanced look at gender identity within a Muslim community won Best Short Film at the 2018 Venice International Film Festival for the Orizzonti section.