British actor Petrice Jones, indian short film Maacher Jhol, win top honours at KASHISH 2017

30 . May . 2017
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KASHISH 2017 was a celebration of the LGBTQ community and screened some of the best films on the concept. A number of celebrities and supporters of the LGBTQ cause were present throughout the festival.The festival wrapped up and recently the winners were announced.

Brazilian film “Gloria and Grace” directed by Flávio R. Tambellini won the Best Narrative Feature Film Award at the awards ceremony of South Asia’s biggest LGBTQ film festival – KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival on Sunday May 28, 2017. British Actor Petrice Jones won the award for Best Performance in a Lead Role for the Trinidadian film “Play The Devil”.

Maacher Jhol – a hand-drawn 2D animation film in Hindi directed by Abhishek Verma won the Best Indian Short Narrative film Award. Malayalam film “Naked Wheels” directed by Rajesh James won two awards K F Patil Unity in Diversity Best Documentary Short Film Award and the Riyad Wadia Award for Best Emerging Indian Filmmaker.

The latter award was shared with Vishal Srivastava for his film “Wajood”. The QDrishti Film Grant – that gives a filmmaker a Rs 1 lakh grant to make their next LGBTQ film – was won by  Debadrita Bose for her Bengali film “Shehenaiiya”. The Best Student Short Film Award was won by the American film “Still Devout” directed by Melissa Perez.

The complete list of winners:

  1. Best Narrative Feature – Gloria and Grace (Brazil)
    Directed by Flávio R. Tambellini
    Wins cash prize of Rs 30,000 sponsored by Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares
  1. Best Performance In a Lead Role – Petrice Jones for the film Play the Devil
    Wins cash prize of Rs 20,000 sponsored by Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares
  1. Best Indian Short Narrative Film – Maacher Jhol
    Directed by Abhishek Verma
    Wins cash prize of Rs 20,000 sponsored by Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares
  1. QDrishti Film Grant – Debadrita Bose for her film Shehenaiiya
    Wins film grant of Rs 1 lakh to make her next LGBTQ movie. The grant is sponsored by Lotus Visual.
  1. K.F.Patil Unity In Diversity Award For Best Documentary Feature – No Dress Code Required (Mexico)
    Directed by Cristina Herrera Bórquez
    Wins cash award of Rs 15,000 sponsored by K F Patil Charitable Trust
  1. K.F.Patil Unity In Diversity Award For Best Documentary Short – Naked Wheels
    Directed by Rajesh James
    Wins cash award of Rs 10,000 sponsored by K F Patil Charitable Trust
  1. Best International Narrative Short Film – Stay (Germany)
    Directed by Milka Mircic Martinovic
  1. Riyad Wadia Award for Best Emerging Indian Filmmaker
    Rajesh James (Naked Wheels) and Vishal Srivastava (Wajood).
    Wins cash award of Rs 15,000 each from Wadia Movietone
  1. Best Student Short Film – Still Devout (USA)
    Directed by Melissa Perez
    Wins cash award of Rs 15,000 sponsored by Whistling Woods International

Congratulations!

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