India’s first queer short film contest hits web1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
For the city’s queer community, this could well be a year of firsts. The week-long Queer Azadi Mela set the ball rolling in January, and now, Kashish, the upcoming second edition of the LGBT film festival will have another first to offer-an online competition for queer short films.
The Kashish Coffee Break Online competition, presented by the Seattle-based Indieflix, will feature 10 shorts, including four Indian entries.
“With this, we can say the world is invited. Anyone can participate in Kashish-from their homes, offices or while sipping coffee at a cafe. With this, we want to bring LGBT films to the mainstream,” said festival director, Sridhar Rangayan. “I am especially excited about Indian short films vying with others from around the world,” he added.
“Last year, the audience was limited. There were constraints of time as well as geography. Short films were lost among other feature length entries. This year, we decided to focus on them with a concentrated showcase,” Rangayan said.
Tumbhi Online Talent Agency
Here is the another big Opportunity for Art Lover and Art Seekers. BOLLYWOOD DIRECTOR "ANURAG KASHYAP" HAS ALSO ORGANIZED SHORT FILM COMPETITION WITH TUMBHI.COM If youâ€™re keen to make a short film, hereâ€™s your big chance. Upload your script on Tumbhi and 5 short film scripts will be selected by a panel headed by Anurag Kashyap. These five films will be produced by Tumbhi.com and mentored by Anurag Kashyap. You will get to direct the film if the script is short listed. Registrations and Entries open now! http://tumbhi.com/short-films-competition/writer.jsp Last date of Submission of Scripts: 30th May 2011 Announcement of Selected Scripts: 15th June 2011 Winning entry will be awarded with cash prizes and writer will be given a chance to be the part of the making of the film