The city will host a three-day film festival showcasing the works of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) video and filmmakers from June 7.
Chennai Dost, a gay, lesbian and bisexual community-based organisation, is organising the event – ‘Chennai Rainbow Film Festival’, along with Alliance Francaise of Madras.
“Last year, we organised a Chennai Queer Film Festival. This year, we will be presenting awards as part of the programme. The fest will provide a platform to screen the works of established and emerging gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer video and filmmakers and others who portray the community in a positive light,” said Vikranth Prasanna, founder of Chennai Dost.
More than 30 short films and documentaries from India and abroad will be screened at the festival.
On June 7, a LGBT-themed photo/art exhibition is being organised. There will be a presentation of awards for the media as well as film and art personalities who have supported or contributed to the LGBT community and its issues on June 8. A panel discussion on the media’s portrayal of LGBT issues will also be held.
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