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KASHISH 2021 to virtually screen 39 LGBTQIA+ films from Asia KASHISH 2021

KASHISH 2021 to virtually screen 39 LGBTQIA+ films from Asia

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 12 Aug 2021, 08:17 pm

Mumbai/IBNS: Celebrating its position as South Asia’s biggest LGBTQIA+ film festival, in its 12th edition, KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival has turned the spotlight on LGBTQIA+ films from Asia selecting 39 films from countries like India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar, Iran, Lebanon, Turkey and Indonesia.

There are 3 narrative feature films - ANOTHER SELF (Iran), LOVE, SPELLS AND ALL THAT (Turkey) and BRIHONNOLA (India); and two documentary feature films from India – ADMITTED and MOHINI – MEN IN SAREES. Rest are narrative and documentary short films.

“These films not only highlight the challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community due to the legal and social discrimination, but also offer portraits of joy and happiness that the queer people manage to find against all odds. These films not only mirror realities, but also celebrate the human spirit," said Saagar Gupta, director of programming.

KASHISH 2021 will take place online from August 19th to September 5th over three weekends. Registrations are open for full-festival pass and weekend passes for both Indian audiences and International audiences. This year too the festival is open to audiences across the word!

More information about the films, programs, schedule and registration can be found at http://mumbaiqueerfest.com

LGBTQIA+ films from the Asian continent to screen at KASHISH 2021:

BANGLADESH                 

AGAINST THE WIND                   

Dir: Ruhul Robin Khan / 7 min / 2021 / Documentary Short / Bangladesh

INDONESIA                       

CHEAP THRILLS               

Dir: Candra Aditya / 24 min / 2021 / Narrative Short / Indonesia

IRAN              

AND JUST TWO MORE (فقط دو نفر بیشتر)               

Dir: Alireza Mohammadi / 20 min / 2021 / Narrative Short / Iran

ANOTHER SELF               

Dir: Amir Tavakkoli / 95 min / 2020 / Narrative Feature / Iran

BODIES               

Dir: Morvarid Kashiyan / 15 min / 2020 / Narrative Short / Iran

FACE                   

Dir: Vahid Kordloo / 18 min / 2020 / Narrative Short / Iran

MERMAID                         

Dir: Saber Mostafapour / 14 min / 2019 / Narrative Short / Iran

OTHER               

Dir: Soheil Nazari / 15 min / 2020 / Narrative Short / Iran

IRAN; MALAYSIA, GERMANY                     

LETTER TO MY MOTHER (نامه ای به مادرم)                         

Dir: Amina Maher / 20 min / 2019 / Documentary Short / Islamic Republic of Iran, Germany, Malaysia

MYANMAR                       

LOVE X BITES                   

Dirs: Yupar Momo, M. Noe / 18 min / 2020 / Narrative Short / Myanmar

RETURN TO SENDER                     

Dir: Htet Aung Lwyn / 23 min / 2020 / Narrative Short / Myanmar

PAKISTAN                         

STRAY DOGS COME OUT AT NIGHT                       

Dir: Hamza Bangash / 11 min / 2020 / Narrative Short / Pakistan

TURKEY                             

62-84, I DIDN'T COPY THAT, HQ (62-84 Anlaşılmadı Merkez)                       

Dir: Timucin Ipekusta / 15 min / 2020 / Narrative Short / Turkey

LOVE, SPELLS AND ALL THAT                     

Dir: Ümit Ünal / 96 min / 2019 / Narrative Feature / Turkey

LEBANON                         

ÃH (آه)               

Dir: Alex El Dahdah / 15 min / 2020 / Narrative Short / Lebanon

INDIA                 

ADMITTED                       

Dir: Ojaswwee Sharma / 118 min / 2020 / Documentary Feature / India

ARE WE THERE YET?                     

Dirs: Bhanu Babbal, Kashyap Swaroop / 7 min / 2021 / Narrative Short / India

BEGUM PARVATHI                       

Dir: Radhika Prasidhha / 8 min / 2021 / Narrative Short / India

BRIHONNOLA                 

Dir: Dibyadoot Roy Chowdhury / 117 min / 2018 / Narrative Feature / India

CLOSETS (Almariyaan)                 

Dir: Jiya Bhardwaj / 18 min / 2020 / Narrative Short / India

DAWN (Bhor)                 

Dir: Rounak Bhatia / 5 min / 2020 / Narrative Short / India

THE FIRST WEDDING                     

Dir: Akshay Parvatkar / 8 min / 2020 / Narrative Short / India

GRACE               

Dir: Smarak Samarjeet / 25 min / 2020 / Documentary Short / India

INSIDE (Akam)               

Dir: Jinesh VS / 14 min / 2021 / Narrative Short / India

KEEP PUNCHING                           

Dir: Kirnay Bhatt / 25 min / 2020 / Narrative Short / India

THE LONELY PRINCE                     

Dir: Shivin, Sunny / 15 min / 2020 / Narrative Short / India

LOVE KNOWS NO GENDER                         

Dir: Shivankar Arora / 20 min / 2020 / Narrative Short / India

MOHINI - MEN IN SAREES                         

Dir: Sharmila Rajaram Shinde / 68 min / Documentary Feature / 2019 / India

MY MOTHER'S GIRLFRIEND                       

Dir: Arun Fulara / 15 min / 2021 / Narrative Short / India

MUHURTORA - BOUQUET OF MOMENTS                           

Dir: Sandipan Das / 21 min / 2020 / Narrative Short / India

NOTHING BUT A HUMAN                           

Dir: Swati Jaiswal / 45 min / 2020 / Documentary Short / India

PAUL 10             

Dir: Sunil Revankar / 19 min / 2021 / Narrative Short / India

SHIKHANDI                       

Dir: Sahil D. Gada / 24 min / 2021 / Narrative Short / India

SHIVANUM MOHINIYUM                           

Dir: Ramakaushalyan Ramakrishnan / 20 min / 2020 / Narrative Short / India

TALES OF ANOTHER RADHA       

Dir: Sudipto Kundu / 25 min / 2021 / Documentary Short / India

THE OUTCASTED                             

Dir: Gautami Purushottam Berde / 8 min / 2021 / Documentary Short / India

TOWARDS HOPE (Kasiyoli)                         

Dir: Bhargav Lahkar / 43 min / 2020 / Documentary Short / India, USA

VAIDYA                             

Dirs: Sumit Pawar, Harsh Agarwal / 22 min / 2021 / Narrative Short / India

WE'RE ALL GOD'S CREATION (Sab Rab De Bande)                           

Dir: Sukhdeep Singh / 28 min / 2020 / Documentary Short / India