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Bollywood Beats

Life doesn't seem to be going according to plan for hip hop choreographer Raj until he meets Jyoti, who suggests that he start a dance class for Indian women in US. While unsuccessful at first, Raj's class begins to grow with students like Laxmi, a housewife new to the country, an unenthused Puja and Vincent, a gay guy who wants to dance regardless of his father's objections. Starring Lillete Dubey, Sarita Joshi, Sachin Bhatt, Pooja Kumar & Mehul Shah.

(2009) 113 min/ Feature/ USA/ Director: Mehul Shah
Screening @: May 24, 2012, Cinemax Versova, 6.15 pm


Role/ Play

Outed soap opera star Graham seeks refuge at an exclusive Palm Springs resort. But, quiet anonymity eludes him when marriage-equality activist Trey checks in to escape the fallout from his own bitter divorce. As an undeniable passion begins to sizzle, they force each other to confront their professional downfalls. The film screens as part of ‘Filmmaker Focus – Rob Williams’, who will also be attending the festival as a special guest.

(2010) 85 min/ Feature/ USA/ Director: Rob Williams
Screening @: May 26, 2012, Cinemax Versova, 1.30 pm

Weekend (Closing Film)

On a Friday night after hanging out with his straight mates, Russell - an introverted lifeguard - heads out to a nightclub, alone and on the pull. Just before leaving, he meets Glen an uninhibited art gallery employee.What’s expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something special. An extended morning-after sequence of existential repartee sparks the beginning of a poignant weekend romance that will resonate throughout the rest of their lives. Weekend is both an honest and unapologetic love story between two guys and a film about the universal struggle for an authentic life in all its forms. It is about the search for identity and the importance of making a passionate commitment to your life.

(2011) 97 min/ Feature/ UK/ Director: Andrew Haigh
Screening @: May 27, 2012, Cinemax Versova, 9.30 pm

Ballroom Rules

A group of Australian same-sex ballroom dancers are passionate about their sport and are driven by a dream of competing at the world’s largest same-sex dance sport competition at the 2010 Gay Games in Germany. As they prepare for the biggest event of their lives, they must battle injury, personal drama and entrenched discrimination from the mainstream ballroom dancing community and the world in general.

(2012) 76 min/ Documentary Feature/ Australia Director: Nickolas Bird, Eleanor Sharpe
Screening @: May 25, 2012, Alliance Francaise, 1.30 pm

Short Films

Loads of shorts packages that are exciting, intriguing and evocative. While the popular shorts packages like Girl Shorts (a mix of lesbian themed shorts), Rainbow Warriors (about queer people who have made a difference), Indian Masala Mix (exciting shorts by young Indian filmmakers) and Red Ribbon package (films on HIV/AIDS) return, there are several new packages like Urban Longings (about meetings and departings in a city), Unfair Games (homophobia in sports), Family Ties (about queer person and their families),  We The Queers (celebrating queer persons who have made a difference), Hooked On You (rom-coms), Crossed Paths (dark short films) and Best of Iris (award winning short films from our partner festival Iris Prize, UK).

Screening @: Cinemax Versova and Alliance Francaise


Remember as a kid how you used to wait for Sunday mornings and your favourite cartoon show on TV. KASHISH tries to revive those sweet memories with a special package of nine animation films, arduously scouted fromaround the globe. A gay orange, two gay sperms, and Rick and Steve - these toons have a ‘pink’ heart that will tickle everyone.

Screening @: May 27, 2012, Cinemax Versova, 5.00 pm

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The Night Is Young (Raat Baaki)
Queens! Destiny of Dance
My Child Is Gay
Bollywood Beats
Breaking The Surface
Burnt Money
Family Khusreyan Di
Is It Just Me ?
The String (Le Fil)
Make The Yuletide Gay

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