SAS Nagar (Punjab) [India], July 1: In the 21st Century when mankind has progressed to a level where the basic human rights of every individual are being respected. Many countries in the world have taken the lead to recognise the LGBT community’s full rights. And we in India are also making progress.
Today, be it, anybody, his sexual preferences are respected. And in this regard, a film festival was organised in 2020 for the first time by Script Factory Production Private Limited. Today in its 4th edition, a screening of 22 LGBTQ films took place produced by filmmakers across the world and 16 different awards were presented to meritorious filmmakers.
A unique feature of this LGBT film festival was the audience interaction on the topic of Women and Bollywood. People discussed women filmmakers in Bollywood in this interaction, and many interesting facts came out.
For the LGBT community, Pride is significant, and a panel discussion on the topic ‘Pride is Every day’ also was held. Panellists like Jaswant Kaur, Kirandeep Sahay, and Ravindra Mukherjee gave their viewpoints, and the festival director Gary Punjabi hosted the discussion.
Officially out of 61 entries across the world, 16 different awards were presented. The award-winning films include –
OUT, a short film directed by Seth Chitwood of the United States won the best LGBT-Gay film, followed by best LGBT-Lesbian film ‘Where do the sounds go’ directed by Florent Gouelou of France, Best LGBT-Bisexual Film ‘Write to me by mistake’ directed by Guiseppe De Candia of Italy, Best LGBT-Transgender Film ‘Sisterhood’ directed by Tobias Kralmark of Sweden, Best LGBT-Sexual Diversity Film ‘Quality Check’ directed by Harriette Murtland of the United States, Best LGBT-Documentary Film by ‘Merchant Marine Paul Goercke and Alexander Hamilton Post 448’ directed by Alexander Zane Irwin of the United States.
Best LGBT-Animation Film ‘Embrace’ directed by Latesha Merkel of the United States, Best LGBT—HIV based film ‘More Tomorrow than Before’ directed by Ulises Perez Mancil from Mexico, Best LGBT—Music Video ‘Give Her Your Love’ directed by Celeste Lois from Argentina, Best LGBT—Pride Celebration Film ‘Heaven in Hell’ directed by Len Rosen from the United States, best LGBT Director ‘Send Pic?’ directed by James Cooper from Canada, Best LGBT Female Filmmaker ‘Shall We Talk?’ directed by Katya Mikheeva from Russian Federation, Best LGBT Screenwriter ‘Keep Off the Grass’ written by Francis Rudd from the UK, best LGBT Cinematography Film ‘Enigma’ by Cinematographer Rayner Cook from the United States, best LGBT Editor ‘Breathe’ edited by Stefan Hickert from the Netherlands and Special Jury Mentioned award ‘Romario’ directed by James Cooper from Canada.
Colors of Love is an international unique film festival, and it features LGBT Gays, LGBT Lesbian, LGBT Bi-sexual, LGBT Transgender, LGBT sexual diversity, LGBT documentary, LGBT animation and LGBT HIV-based films.
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