A Place of Our Own


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A Place of Our Own.

Laila and Roshni, two trans women, are looking for a house after they are evicted from the place they rented. It soon becomes evident that their search for a home is also their ongoing search for a place in this society that wants to keep them away in a section that cannot be the centre. As the search for a home continues, we realiSe it transcends physical spaces and biological bonds. New friendships blossom and help comes from unexpected quarters.


Ektara Collective is an independent, autonomous, non-funded group of people who seek to combine creative efforts and imagination and collaborate with trained and untrained people to make films that are content-wise and aesthetically located in their own realities and experiences. Through this process Ektara has made and produced short fiction and full length feature films. Ektara also makes music videos and dubs english films and films in other languages into hindi.


  • Title
    A Place of Our Own
  • Rights
    Festivals, Sales
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    88′, col.

  • Directors
    Ektara Collective
  • Screenplay¬†
    Rinchin, Maheen Mirza, with
    Manisha Soni (Avni), Muskan
  • Editing
    Paramita Ghosh
  • Photography
    Maheen Mirza

  • Art Direction
    Kanak Shashi, Madhu Dhurve
  • Sound
    Bigyna Dahal
  • Cast
    Manisha Soni, Muskan, Aakash Jamra

  • Producers
    Ektara Collective
    (Rinchin, Hassath, Sushil)
  • Production
    Lotus Visual Productions (Neeraj Churi)

  • Tokyo International Film Festival 2022
  • Kerala International Film Festival Trivandum 2022 – International Competition
  • Queer Screen Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival 2023
  • SXSW Austin 2023 – Global Presented by MUBI
  • Kottayam RIFFK 2023
  • London BFI Flare 2023
  • Rozen Filmdagen Amsterdam 2023 – Hivos Competition
  • Bengaluru International Film Festival 2023 – Panorama
  • Wicked Queer Boston 2023
  • Inside Out Toronto 2023
  • Kashish Mumbai 2023
  • Frameline San Francisco 2023
  • BlackStar Film Festival Philadelphia 2023

  • Kerala International Film Festival Trivandum 2022 – Special Mnetion for Best Acting, Certificate of Merit
  • Rozen Filmdagen Amsterdam 202 – Hivos Free To Be Me Award Best Feature Film
  • SXSW Austin 2023 – Audience Award Global Presented by MUBI

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