Best of KASHISH - A Spotlight on Queer Cinema

Best of Kashish

Best of KASHISH - A Spotlight on Queer Cinema

23 January 2016 11:00 AM

The Godrej India Culture Lab collaborated with KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival to present Best of KASHISH – A Spotlight on Queer Cinema on January 23, 2016. We screened award-winning movies (short and feature length films) all day long and also hosted a panel discussion with leading personalities from India's film industry.

KASHISH has played a major role in stimulating the increase in the number of films being made in India on LGBT lives. The festival has become the biggest platform in the country for filmmakers wanting to explore queer subjects. We handpicked the best among them for our festival. This mini film festival was part of the month-long celebration of events leading up to Mumbai’s Queer Azaadi March.

Other than the screenings, we hosted a power-packed panel discussion ‘Pride and Prejudice – Building Alliances for a Better Tomorrow’ that explored the importance of straight allies in the movement for equal rights for people who identify as LGBT. The panel included veteran filmmaker Hansal Mehta, noted actor-director Nandita Das, screenwriter Gazal Dhaliwal and Festival Director of KASHISH, Sridhar Rangayan. The panel was moderated by Lab head Parmesh Shahani. Read the top 10 quotes from this panel discussion here.

Below is the list of films that were screened:
Novena | 17 mins, Ireland | Dir: Anna Rodgers 
09:55 – 11:05 Ingrid Ekman Bergsgatan 4B | 15 mins, Sweden | Dirs: Cristine Berglund, Sophie Vukovic
Stealth | 22mins, USA | Dir: Bennett Lasseter
A Love Such As This (Ek Maaya Ashi Hi) | 27 mins, India | Dir: Vaibhav Hatkar
A Full Stop That Searches For Its End (Mudivai Thaedum Muttripulli) | 10 mins, India | Dir: Vivek Vishwanathan 
Sundar | 27 mins, India | Dir: Rohan Kanawade
Heavenly Peace | 5 min, USA | Director: Andreas Wessel-Therhorn
Lindy Calls Tracy | 4 min, Canada| Director: Regan Latimer
Safe Words | 15 min, USA |Director: Todd Lillethun
Shot | 8 min, India | Director: Ganesh Matkari
Guy Next Door | 9 min, India | Director: Pradipta Ray
Open Relationship (Relación Abierta) | 14 min, Spain | Director: Carlos Ocho
I do (Aceito) | 20 min, Brazil| Director: Felipe Cabral
Boys | 78 mins | Director: Mischa Kamp