Three-Pune-based filmmaker featured in Indian line-up of 30 films at the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival to be held in hybrid mode from June 1.
For the last 13 years festival has curated some sensitive performances in films representing the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities from across the world. This year, the festival has a line-up of over 184 films from across 53 countries, as it prepares to kick start the ‘Pride Month’ in June.
Thirty of the films are from India and headlining the array are ‘Badhaai Do’ directed by Harshwardhan Kulkarni and ‘Sheer Quorma’ by Faraz Ansari. The list also features three works by filmmakers in Pune – `Her Canvas’ directed by Sagar Minde is a ten-minute narrative of visual artist Myra, who experiences an overwhelming surge of emotions. Hinged between the past and present she tries to make sense of the reality around her. The short film has been nominated in the Indian narrative shorts competition and also for the Riyad Wadia award for best emerging filmmaker.