Bangalore Queer FIlm Festival 2011 Submission Call

In BQFF 2010, 52 films from 15 countries were screened accompanied by panel discussions, poetry readings, dance and music performances and a Queer photo exhibition displaying works by photographers from across the world. BQFF 2010 saw the all-India premiere screening of the highly successful, BAFTA-award winning and Academy Award-nominated, “A Single Man” by Tom Ford starring Colin Firth. Other films included: “Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement” which was the official BQFF selection for Documentary; “All My Life” a fascinating Egyptian film was the centre-piece and was produced by the Egyptian Underground Film Society; “The World Unseen” was the closing film by South African writer/director Shamim Sarif. BQFF screened collections from Australian filmmakers, Hong Kong Filmmakers, first-time Indian filmmakers and many many more. Audiences flocked in great numbers and BQFF screened to a full house almost throughout the festival. The screening of the premiere film did not even have standing room in the auditorium of Alliance Francaise de Bangalore and more than 400 people attended that one screening alone! The festival was covered by most local media and some of the films were even reviewed in local newsprint.

BQFF 2011

With the next edition of BQFF around the corner, the organisers hope to reach out to a wider range of filmmakers and countries to bring to Bangalore’s film lovers a range of queer-themed films that entertain and bring us closer to queer societies around the world.

BQFF 2011––to be held in February 2011–– is open for submissions for 2011. There will be film screenings alongside panel discussions, performances of poetry, music, drama, dance and exhibitions. BQFF caters not just to film buffs but also to the general public and anyone interested in films that are not always accessible in mainstream theatres.
BQFF 2011 is a FREE event and no charges are levied on submissions. Additionally, only films that do not carry a screening charge will be accepted.

Contact details:
Please post your screener disks to:
4th Floor, M. S. Plaza, No. 1, 13th “A” Cross, 4th Main, Sampangiramnagar, Bangalore – 560 027 Karnataka, India Phone: +91-80-2223 0959
Please mark your submissions: “BQFF 2011”
The last date for entries for BQFF 2011 is 15th December 2010.

For enquiries:
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Sukhdeep Singh