Big Time – My Doodled Diary


As “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” dominates the pop charts, Maya writes in her diary everything that rocks her teenage world, from the assassination of Indira Gandhi and her parents’ divorce, to the latest pimple that made its appearance. But suddenly not much else seems to matter when a new girl arrives at school. A delightful and intimate exploration of youthful obsession, budding sexuality and what it means to be a teenager, which all too often sucks, big time.

Duration: 11 min. 32 sec.
Production Format: Super 16mm film, hand drawn animation, and rotoscoping
Exhibition Formats: Quicktime ProRes and DCP
Language: English with Spanish subtitles



Fire! Mostra International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival



Vienna International Queer Film Festival, Austria, Vienna
Karawan Fest, Rome, Italy
Best Shorts: Twist of Pride Film Festival, Seattle, WA
Family: Rich Mix Arts Centre, East London, UK
Korea Queer Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea
Gem Arts Masala Festival: Alive!, Gateshead, UK
Ozark Shorts, Lamar, MO
Vikalp: Five Short Films on Being Young, Mumbai, India
BFI Flare: 30th London LGBT Film Festival, London, UK
Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia
Jaipur International Film Festival, Jaipur, India
Can[be]Gay LGBTIQ Film Festival, Canary Island, Spain
Bogota Short Film Festival, Bogota, Columbia
10th Annual Film Southasia, Kathmandu, Nepal
LesGaiCineMad Film Festival, Madrid, Spain
Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival, Brooklyn, NY
TampaBay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Tampa, FL
Show Me Shorts Film Festival, New Zealand
High Falls Film Festival, Rochester, NY
20th Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Seattle, WA
Reeling: 33rd Chicago LGBTQ International Film Festival, Chicago, IL
10th Seattle South Asian Film Festival, Seattle, WA
Festival Internacional de Cine Lesbico en Guatemala, Guatemala City
Queer Lisboa - International Queer Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
26th Hamburg International Queer Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany
Image + Nation Film Festival, Montreal, Canada
27th Cineffable Paris Lesbian Film Festival, Paris, France
Pink Apple Coming Out Series, Zurich, Switzerland
Indian Film Festival at The Hague, Netherlands
Winston-Salem South Asian Film Festival, Winston-Salem, NC
27th Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada
Access Code Short Film Festival, Bangalore, India
Catalyst Communities Film Festival, Lincolnshire, UK
20th North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Durham, NC
qFLIX Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Diversity in Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France
James River Film Festival, Richmond, VA
Airdrome Film Screenings, Mumbai, India
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles,  Los Angeles, CA
Wicked Queer: 31st Boston LGBT Film Festival, Boston, MA
Pink Apple Film Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
North Carolina International South Asian Film Festival, Youngsville, NC
Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, Mumbai, India
Fire! Mostra International LGBT Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA
Dallas Videofest (work-in-progress screening), Dallas, TX


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