Forbidden is a short dramatic thriller inspired by a true story that follows a Sikh woman named Jasleen, who is running away with her Muslim lover, Fahwaz. Jasleen’s culture and religious conscious parents want her to marry within the Sikh community, and are shocked when she suddenly disappears. After Jasleen and Fahwaz elope, they think they have found happiness—but Jasleen’s family tracks the couple down and commit horrific acts in defense of their family honor.
- Jury Choice Best Debut Short Film (Family Drama) - Vibha Gulati, Debbie Vandermuelen
- Best Director - Vibha Gulati
- Best Writer - Vibha Gulati
- Best Actor - Gulshan Grover
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