LGBT film fest in Kolkata to start on Thursday

Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) The ninth edition of ‘DIALOGUES: Calcutta International LGBT Film & Video Festival’ will begin on Thursday with a bouquet of 38 films from 13 countries.

According to organisers, Sappho for Equality, Pratyay Gender Trust and Goethe-InstitutMax Mueller Bhavan Kolkata, this year the specially curated packages from the Dresden Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival will be featured during the four-day event here.

“India’s oldest Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender film festival showcases films, shorts, and videos from national and international filmmakers, highlighting major feature films of interest to the community and their friends. The theme this year is ‘Insider Outsider’,” the organisers said in a statement.

Back-to-back screenings will be held at the Max Mueller Bhavan. The fest concludes on November 29.

As many as 11 features, five documentaries, one docu-fiction, 20 shorts and a short-fiction from India, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Germany, Indonesia, Morocco, Romania, Spain, UK and USA are part of the festival basket.

“Qissa” by Anup Sharma is the inaugural film.

Other highlights include Romanian movie “Beyond the Hills” (premiered at Cannes Film Festival 2012), “Plan B” by Argentinian Marco Berger and the British comedy “Appropriate Behaviour”.

“Tin Sottyi…In Fact”, a documentary on lives of members of the LGBT community, produced by Sappho for Equality, will have its premier at the fest.


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