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Event Details 

  • Date: clock Saturday,, January 23, 2016
  • Time: 11:00 am to 6.00 pm
  • Venue: India Culture Lab, Godrej One, Pirojshanagar, Vikhroli East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400079
  • RSVPhttp://goo.gl/78tEfz
  • Details:  KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival in association with The Godrej India Culture Lab is proud to present Best of KASHISH – A Spotlight on Queer Cinema.Join us on January 23, 2016 as we screen award-winning movies (short and feature length films) all day long.The event is part of QAM Mumbai pride month activities.KASHISH has played a major role in stimulating the increase in the number of films being made in India on LGBT lives over the past few years. The festival has become the biggest platform in the country for filmmakers wanting to explore queer subjects. We will screen the best among them at our first event in January, so you don’t want to miss this for sure. This mini film festival is a part of the month-long celebration of events leading up to Mumbai’s Queer Azaadi March.Other than the screenings on January 23, we will also host a power-packed panel discussion ‘Pride and Prejudice – Building Alliances for a Better Tomorrow’ that will explore the importance of straight allies in the movement for equal rights for people who identify as LGBT. The power packed panel will comprise veteran filmmaker Hansal Mehta, noted actor-director Nandita Das, screenwriter Gazal Dhaliwal and Festival Director of KASHISH, Sridhar Rangayan. The panel will be moderated by Lab head Parmesh Shahani.SCHEDULE

    11.00am to 1.30pm – Award Winners from KASHISH 2015 – 6 films
    1. Novena | 17 mins, Ireland | Dir: Anna Rodgers
    2. 09:55 – 11:05 Ingrid Ekman Bergsgatan 4B | 15 mins, Sweden | Dirs: Cristine Berglund, Sophie Vukovic
    3. Stealth | 22mins, USA | Dir: Bennett Lasseter
    4. A Love Such As This (Ek Maaya Ashi Hi) | 27 mins, India | Dir: Vaibhav Hatkar
    5. A Full Stop That Searches For Its End (Mudivai Thaedum Muttripulli) | 10 mins, India | Dir: Vivek Vishwanathan
    6. Sundar | 27 mins, India | Dir: Rohan Kanawade

    1.30pm – 2.30pm – Lunch

    2.30pm – 3.15pm – Audience Favourites from KASHISH 2015 – 7 films
    1. Heavenly Peace | 5 min, USA | Director: Andreas Wessel-Therhorn
    2. Lindy Calls Tracy | 4 min, Canada| Director: Regan Latimer
    3. Safe Words | 15 min, USA |Director: Todd Lillethun
    4. Shot | 8 min, India | Director: Ganesh Matkari
    5. Guy Next Door | 9 min, India | Director: Pradipta Ray
    6. Open Relationship (Relación Abierta) | 14 min, Spain | Director: Carlos Ocho
    7. I do (Aceito) | 20 min, Brazil| Director: Felipe Cabral

    3.30pm – 4.15pm – Panel Discussion: Pride and Prejudice – Building Alliances for a Better Tomorrow with Hansal Mehta, Nandita Das, Gazal Dhaliwal and Sridhar Rangayan.

    4.15pm – 4.45pm – Tea Break

    4.45pm – 6.00pm – Boys | 78 mins | Director: Mischa Kamp