South Asia’s biggest LGBTQ film festival Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is creating a landmark by getting theatrical releases of four Indian LGBTQ short films in eight Indian cities on Tuesday and Wednesday.
As per reports, the four films that have been selected for release include A Monsoon Date, U for Usha, The Fish Curry and Ladli.
The eight cities where the films will be screened in PVR Cinemas movie halls are Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Nagpur and Chandigarh.
Tickets for the films can be booked through Vkaao (https://www.vkaao.com//movie-details/2019/best-of-kashish) or through BookMyShow, or can be bought at the venues on the day of the shows.
“This is a historic moment in Indian LGBTQ movement – where Indian LGBTQ short films can be watched on the big screen as a ticketed event in PVR cinemas. We can feel the palpable excitement of the filmmakers who are finding a voice to reach across to audiences,” said Sridhar Rangayan, founder festival director of KASHISH.
“We are thankful to Vkaao along with PVR cinemas and BookMyShow for making this dream come true. We sincerely hope audiences will fill the theaters and give this initiative a big push”, he added.
KASHISH has tied up with various organizations and film clubs to promote the screenings – Queer Azaadi March (Mumbai), FilmBooth (New Delhi), Prantakatha (Kolkata), Pride Circle (Bangalore), Cinephiles Film Club and Hyderabad Swabhimana Yatra (Hyderabad), Out & Loud Pune Queer Film Festival (Pune), Sarathi Trust (Nagpur) and Mangalmukhi Transgender Welfare Board (Chandigarh).