An evening of short films and discussion with Sridhar Rangayan
Filmmaker & Festival Director of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
Discover the Indian homosexual closet with a collection of cool, quirky, funny and thought provoking short films. Curated by filmmaker, gay rights activist and film festival director Sridhar Rangayan, these films offer a diverse range of contemporary queer experiences and an insightful understanding of Indian queer culture.
BREAKING FREE (Sridhar Rangayan |2013| 10mins trailer), a film about the Indian LGBTQ community’s movement from invisibility to empowerment
IN THE CLOSET (Miriam Chandy Menacherry & Mathew Menacherry |2010| 6mins), a funny look into what lies in the closet
THE FLOWER BUD (Shumona Banerjee |2010| 11mins), a quirky meeting between a professor and a transgender sex worker
MY CHILD IS GAY (Anubha Bhonsle |2011| 21mins), a television programme that talks to parents of queers
AMEN (Ranodeep Bhattacharya & Judhajit Bagchi |2010| 24mins), an internet date that leads to interesting encounters
THE NIGHT IS YOUNG (Pradipta Ray |2012| 8mins), a vignette of three couples - one straight and two queer
LOGGING OUT (Nakshatra |2012| 7mins), about finding true love in the virtual world
THE PINK MIRROR (Sridhar Rangayan |2003| 40mins), an evening of dance, drama & desire with two transsexuals, a gay twink and a hunk.
Sridhar Rangayan is an Indian filmmaker whose queer films present hard-hitting social issues and critique with warmth, compassion, and humor. These films have screened at more than 100 national and international film festivals; won several awards and has received great critical acclaim. He has served as Jury member at Berlinale (Germany) for the Teddy Awards and Movies That Matter (Netherlands) for Matter of Act Awards.
He is the Festival Director of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, India’s biggest queer film festival and Founder Trustee of The Humsafar Trust. He has been at the forefront of Indian LGBT movement for over two decades and contributed through his films, writings and talks.