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Arun Fulara’s “My Mother’s Girlfriend” bags the KASHISH QDrishti Film Grant 2020

Anjum Rajabali, Arunaraje Patil, Onir, Neeraj, and Sridhar Rangayan select the winner at an online pitching session The result for the 2020 edition of the much anticipated KASHISH QDrishti Film Grant, the launch of which was covered back in May, which gives Rs.2,00,000 to a filmmaker to make a LGBTQ film is out. The winner is Arun Fulara for his...

Teacher turns author to keep Gujarati alive for future generations

Growing up in a multicultural, multiethnic, and multilingual London has been a key factor in shaping my identity. I am British – born and bred. A true Londoner. And I am as Indian as they come. My childhood was an Indian one, from the food, the language, the weekend activities, to the way I interact with people; my experiences have...

Remembering Chiku, our squirrel child

This poem's been inspired by real events and has been written to make children understand the power of compassion towards animals. It is meant to encourage them to love them. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ I heard the crows scream out quite loud And ran outside to see, There lay on the grass in our Mumbai backyard Tiny balls of three! It was early hours, we were barely awake But...

Tales from the lockdown

From the minds of Samar and Ashish Hingorani come a collection of stories that follow three characters adapting to the new "normal" in these days of coronavirus. The illustrations are by Lakshmi Hingorani. Enjoy. NOTE: the controls to move back and forth through the pages are at the bottom of each page.

Imaginative animation sensitively shares LGBTQ issues in KASHISH 2020’s QToons programme

Cartoons have had a long history, predating cinematography. Little flip books were around before the movies arrived. There have been the powerhouses of Disney and Warner Brothers who brought us Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny, right through to the modern computer generated animations of Pixar and others. Magical The magic, and core power, of animation is that it allows the director...

KASHISH 2020: Aditya Dhaval Parekh’s Visitor’s Login made keeping KASHISH 2020 in mind

VISITOR'S LOGIN : http://mumbaiqueerfest.com/visitors-login/ 15 min / 2019 / Narrative Short / India Dir, Writer, Producer: Aditya (Dhaval) Parekh KASHISH 2020 Virtual, the 11th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer FilmFestival, South Asia's biggest LGBTQIA+ film festival will run from July 22nd - July 30th screening 157 films from 42 countries. You can register to attend the festival from anywhere in the world....

KASHISH 2020: Coffee Cafe by Arunkumar Senthil is a compelling tale based on true events, real characters

COFFEE CAFE : http://mumbaiqueerfest.com/coffee-cafe/ 127 min / 2019 / Narrative Feature / India Dir: Arunkumar Senthil KASHISH 2020 Virtual, the 11th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer FilmFestival, South Asia's biggest LGBTQIA+ film festival will run from July 22nd - July 30th screening 157 films from 42 countries. You can register to attend the festival from anywhere in the world. Check out registration...

KASHISH 2020: Producer-Actor Palash Dutta of Silent Ties tells all

SILENT TIES http://mumbaiqueerfest.com/indian-masala-mix-part-i/ 10 min / 2019 / India / Hindi / Narrative Short Director: Sai Deodhar Producer/Actor: Palash Dutta KASHISH 2020 Virtual, the 11th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer FilmFestival, South Asia’s biggest LGBTQIA+ film festival will run from July 22nd – July 30th screening 157 films from 42 countries. You can register to attend the festival from anywhere in the world....

KASHISH 2020: Sunita Bhuyan and Lady Galore will perform at the virtual opening ceremony

A grand virtual opening ceremony on July 22nd to flag off 9 day LGBTQ film festival The 11th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, is all set to kick off on July 22nd evening 6.30pm at a virtual opening ceremony on the festival’s social media handles, with some amazing performances and will be hosted by RJ Rohini Ramnathan,...

KASHISH 2020: Taruna Khanagwal’s Un.Suitables is a must-watch for everyone

UN.SUITABLES http://mumbaiqueerfest.com/indian-masala-mix-ii/ 26 min / 2019 / Narrative Short / India Dir: Taruna Khanagwal Producer, Key cast: Akshay Saraswat KASHISH 2020 Virtual, the 11th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer FilmFestival, South Asia's biggest LGBTQIA+ film festival will run from July 22nd - July 30th screening 157 films from 42 countries. You can register to attend the festival from anywhere in the world. Check...