India’s LGBTQ Film & Literature Festivals

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

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South Asia’s biggest queer film festival and India’s only mainstream queer film festival. Voted as one of World’s Top 5 Coolest LGBT Film Festival. Website: http://mumbaiqueerfest.com

Reel Desires – Chennai International Queer Film Festival – CIQFF

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Reel Desires: Chennai International Queer Film Festival – CIQFF is an annual event brought to you by queer and ally collectives and NGOs based in Chennai. Website: http://www.ciqff.org

Out & Loud Pune International Queer Film Festival

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The Out & Loud Pune International Queer Film Festival, powered by MIST, is an annual event showcasing handpicked queer films from the world over. Website: http://outandloud.lgbtq.co.in

Bangalore Queer Film Festival (BQFF)

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BQFF is an annual event full of queer films from the world over, photo exhibitions, art exhibitions, performances and panel discussions. Website: https://blrqueerfilmfest.com

Hyderabad Queer Film Festival

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HQFF showcase indigenous movies that brought “Queer” into cinema, and discussions with queer directors and puts into context queerness. Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/HyderabadQueerFilmFestival

KASHISH Forward

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India’s first travelling campus LGBTQ film festival – film screenings and discussions held at campuses across India. Website: http://mumbaiqueerfest.com/initiatives/kashish-forward/

Advait- Pune Queer Film Festival

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It is an annual film festival organized by Samapathik Trust in Pune. Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Advait-Pune-Queer-Film-Festival-312134045933405/

Chennai Rainbow Film Festival

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Chennai Rainbow Film Festival is one of the premier LGBT themed film festivals in the country being organised by Chennai Dost. Website: http://www.chennaidost.com/chennai-rainbow-film-festival/

Dialogues: Calcutta International LGBT Film & Video Festival

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DIALOGUES is a celebration of writers, directors, actors and their work dealing with gay lesbian, bisexual, and transgender themes and issues. Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/DialoguesTheAnnualCalcuttaLGBTFilmVideoFestival

Queer & Allies Art Festival- Pune

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The queer art festival gives a chance to see local queer and queer-friendly artists displaying their pictures and paintings, with some interesting movies. Website: http://qandaartfest.lgbtq.co.in

Delhi QueerFest

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The Nigah QueerFest is an annual queer arts festival in Delhi. Community funded, it brings together workshop, film, performances, public gatherings and a visual arts exhibit with a belief that creating queer culture was a powerful form of politics Website: www.thequeerfest.com

Awadh Queer Literature Festival

AQLF aims to promote and empower queer literature through workshops, book readings, theatres, film screenings, networking and exhibitions. https://facebook.com/aqlfest/

Rainbow Literature Festival

The Rainbow Lit Fest – Queer And Inclusive, seeks to be inclusive, bringing together different identities and sections of society to explore common ground https://facebook.com/RainbowLitFest/

Queer LitFest Chennai

It is India’s first literary festival dedicated to highlight LGBTQIA+ literature and art. https://www.queerlitfest.com/