Rainbow Lit Fest’s ‘Digital & One’ 2020 to see coming together of over 50 leading authors, scholars, artists

To mark a year since its journey began and to underline the significance of oneness, the Rainbow Lit Fest – Queer & Inclusive has organized a two-day online series called 'Digital & One'. Being held over the weekend of December 5 & 6, the event will see the coming together of over 50 leading authors, poets, activists, scholars, filmmakers,...

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...

KASHISH 2020: Ribhu Ghosh’s short film Kohraa is a gripping tale that exposes Indian rural realities on sexuality

Film : Kohraa Duration : 20 minutes Genre : Short film Director : Ribhu Ghosh KASHISH 2020 Virtual, the 11th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer FilmFestival, South Asia's biggest LGBTQIA+ film festival ran from July 22nd - July 30th screening 157 films from 42 countries. Ribhu Ghosh's short film Kohraa is a realistic and gripping narrative that revolves around a sixteen-year-old boy Ronnie, living in...

KASHISH 2020: Ankit Gupta’s docu-short Sex Changed is a strong, positive narrative on individuals undergoing sexual transition

Film : Sex Changed Duration : 20 minutes Genre : Docu-short/ English Director : Ankit Gupta KASHISH 2020 Virtual, the 11th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer FilmFestival, South Asia's biggest LGBTQIA+ film festival ran from July 22nd - July 30th screening 157 films from 42 countries. Sex Changed - the film and its characters Sex Changed by Ankit Gupta is positive story about two people...

KASHISH 2020: Director-Cinematographer Debalina’s film ‘In-Fact…Tin Satyi’ celebrates complexities, vulnerabilities, togetherness  

Film : ‘In-Fact...’ (‘Tin Satyi…’), Documentary Duration : 51 minutes 27 seconds Language : Bengali (English subtitled) Director : Debalina KASHISH 2020 Virtual, the 11th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer FilmFestival, South Asia's biggest LGBTQIA+ film festival ran from July 22nd - July 30th screening 157 films from 42 countries. For Debalina, an independent filmmaker and cinematographer who engages actively with issues of gender, sexuality, social...

KASHISH 2020: Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele shows a love with no bounds to close Festival

HUM BHI AKELE, TUM BHI AKELE http://mumbaiqueerfest.com/schedule/ 117 min / 2019 / India / Hindi / Narrative Feature Director: Harish Vyas 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...

KASHISH 2020: Consulates and institutions back KASHISH 2020 Virtual

Sridhar Rangayan, festival director of KASHISH says support of Consulates and Institutions is “crucial in opening up dialogues about marginalised communities within the LGBTQIA+ spectrum” This year’s virtual festival theme of ‘Moving Forward, Together!’ encompasses stories of marginalised communities within the LGBTQIA+ spectrum, highlighted through the meticulously chosen bouquet of 157 LGBTQIA+ films from 42 countries. The moving forward together...

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: Aarti Neharsh’s debut film ‘The Song We Sang’ receives double nomination including Riyad Wadia Best Emerging Indian Filmmaker Award

THE SONG WE SANG  20 min / 2020 / Narrative Short / India Dir: Aarti Neharsh 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 to screen India’s first gay film ‘Badnam Basti’, lost and found after 49 years

Register for KASHISH 2020 at http://mumbaiqueerfest.com/attend/ Director Prem Kapoor's 'Badnam Basti', India's first gay film released in 1971, only to be lost to obscurity for around five decades, and found in a Berlin archive, will be screened at KASHISH 2020. Considered as one of first Indian films to explore same-sex relationship, Badnam Basti was made in 1971 and features a...