Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is being organized by Solaris Pictures and Bombay Dost in association with The Humsafar Trust
Solaris Pictures is the only Indian film production company that has consistently been making films on queer themes. Its award-winning films like ”Gulabi Aaina”, ”Yours Emotionally” and ”68 Pages”, all dealing with gay and transgender stories, has pushed the boundaries in queer portrayals in Indian films.
Bombay Dost, India”s first registered LGBT magazine, is a standard bearer for the growing confidence and artistic alacrity displayed by India”s LGBT community. Bombay Dost also organizes free fortnightly film screenings known as ”Sunday High” as well as other events like book readings and community discussions.
The Humsafar Trust
The Humsafar Trust works with sexual minorities providing counselling, HIV testing and treatment facilities. Its Center for Excellence (CEFE) emphasizes on research, capacity building of communities and media advocacy. The Advocacy unit of Humsafar works on creating awareness and sensitization on issues of sexuality and HIV/AIDS through street plays, IEC materials and films.
Haven’t added any as not sure if they remain the same this year too.