The three-day annual Queer Film Festival (#BQFF) will start from March 9 at the Goethe-Institut, Max Mueller Bhavan, Bengaluru. The festival describes itself as a ‘space for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) concerns to be voiced’ through movies.
With this being the ninth edition of the festival, the programme will include screenings of around 88 films. In addition, the festival’s curtain raiser, scheduled for March 8, will have a play. An official party with electro-live-African-Indian music is in the cards too.
The festival is committed to the circulation of good queer cinema, including films from non-Western locations, films by independent filmmakers, popular cinema that experiments with LGBT themes, and experimental films that push aesthetic limits.
The BQFF also includes efforts to support other kinds of work: Queer cultural performances, photo exhibitions, art exhibitions and book launches have all been a part of the festival’s history.
With two more days to go, the organisers of the festival invite the public to donate for the event via Ketto.org. They have so far raised over Rs 1,58,000 and would need at least Rs 2.5 lakhs more for the event.
For details about the festival and donations, visit their site blrqueerfilmfest.com and Facebook page.
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