Top Winners at KASHISH International Queer Film Festival 2017
Actor Swara Bhaskar hands over the prize to Abhishek Verma. (Photo courtesy: KASHISH)
Actor Swara Bhaskar hands over the prize to Abhishek Verma. (Photo courtesy: KASHISH)

Top Winners at KASHISH International Queer Film Festival 2017

The 8th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival came to an end on Sunday with Brazilian film Gloria And Grace, British actor Petrice Jones, and Indian short film Maacher Jhol winning the top honours.

Here is a complete list of winners:

Best Narrative Feature

Gloria and Grace (Brazil); Directed by Flávio R. Tambellini

A poster of <i>Gloria and Grace</i>.
A poster of Gloria and Grace.

Best Performance In a Lead Role -

Petrice Jones (Play the Devil)

Best Indian Short Narrative Film

Maacher Jhol; Directed by Abhishek Verma

A poster of <i>Maacher Jhol</i>.
A poster of Maacher Jhol.

QDrishti Film Grant

Debadrita Bose (Shehenaiiya)

K.F.Patil Unity In Diversity Award For Best Documentary Feature

No Dress Code Required (Mexico); Directed by Cristina Herrera Bórquez

K.F.Patil Unity In Diversity Award For Best Documentary Short

Naked Wheels; Directed by Rajesh James

Best International Narrative Short Film

Stay (Germany); Directed by Milka Mircic Martinovic

Riyad Wadia Award for Best Emerging Indian Filmmaker

Rajesh James (Naked Wheels), Vishal Srivastava (Wajood)

Best Student Short Film

Still Devout (USA); Directed by Melissa Perez

The opening film was Signature Move, directed by Jennifer Reed and starring Shabana Azmi. Acclaimed Indian gay road drama LOEV, directed by Sudhanshu Saria and starring Shiv Pandit and Siddharth Menon, was the closing film.

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