‘Advait’ Queer Film Festival to be held on Oct 6

ST CORRESPONDENT
Monday, 1 October 2018

The festival aims to create awareness amongst the public about LGBTQ (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Queer) community. The screenings will take place at the National Film Archive of India (NFAI).

PUNE: The third edition of ‘Advait’ Queer Film Festival 2018 will be held in the city by Samapathik Trust on October 6. It’s the first time that the festival is going to be an international queer film festival.

The festival aims to create awareness amongst the public about LGBTQ (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Queer) community. The screenings will take place at the National Film Archive of India (NFAI).

Three renowned international films, which have not been released in India, will be screened at the festival. Prof Indraneel Bhattacharya of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) will be analysing the films.

The festival is free but open only to the adults, who have registered themselves. Online registration for the festival can be done on the Facebook page Samapathik-Trust-Pune. The Consulate General of Canada, Mumbai, has provided financial assistance to the Festival. 

“Canada is proud to support the festival for the very first time. There will be two well-known Canadian films screened here, Closet Monster and Les Amours Imaginaires/Heartbeats. Working with partner organisations in the world is a vital way in which Canada supports inclusion internationally,” Tara Scheurwater, Acting Consulate General of Canada in Mumbai, said.

Apart from the two Canadian films, ‘Call Me By Your Name’, a US film, will also be screened at the festival.

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