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  • Cannes Film Festival
  • Cinema Systers Film Festival
  • Inside Out Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival
  • NewFest Pride
  • OGA (S)exhibition
  • Out & Loud: Pune International Queer Film Festival
  • Puerto Rico Queer Film Festival
  • Queer Palm
  • Sicilia Queer Filmfest
  • XPOSED International Queer Film Festival
Out & Loud: Pune International Queer Film Festival

Out & Loud: Pune International Queer Film Festival

Friday, 24 May 2024 until Sunday, 26 May 2024

The Out & Loud - Pune International Queer Film Festival, organized by Mist LGBTQ Foundation, is an annual event showcasing handpicked queer films from all over the world. What’s more!? The festival promises an amazing line-up of performances and thought provoking panel discussions. Besides coming together for the love of art and cinema, the festival will also be an open platform for the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer) to voice their concerns in a social-friendly environment. The first Out & Loud – PIQFF was held in Pune in the April of 2017 to an overwhelming response.

In May 2024, we are ready to present you the 8th edition of Out & Loud – PIQFF. Our aim is to have a bigger and better event for you, with an all new line-up of movies, performances and panel discussions.

Out & Loud - PIQFF is organized by Mist LGBTQ Foundation. Mist is an LGBTQ Foundation that originated in 2009 as an online collective. Today, 15 years later, we continue to seek to bring together LGBT and ally groups through various event platforms such as peer group meetings, parties, outreach programs, queer film festivals, art festivals, trans pageants, panel discussions, and so on. We are based in Pune, but have also held events in Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore. Mist operates as a family organization run by minorities, for minorities, and by minorities.

Out & Loud – Pune International Queer Film Festival has a wide range of awards to be given to the eminent filmmakers.

The competitive categories are,

Best Indian Documentary
Best International Documentary
Best Short Film (Narrative)
Best Feature Film (Narrative)
Best Animated Film
Best Experimental Film (Innovative/Humor)
Best of Out & Loud 2022

Out & Loud - PIQFF's constant thrive is to increase the cash prize given to the award winning movies year after year. And with the support of our sponsors, partners, filmmakers, and community members, during the 4th edition in 2020, a total sum of INR 15000 was given to the award winners. It did not stop at the 4th edition. During the 5th edition in 2021, as our support system grew, we were able to give a total sum of INR 21000 as our award amount.

The final list of movies for awards will be nominated by the movie preview committee. The winners for the nominated award category will be selected through public votes during the course of the film festival. The voting count will not be disclosed at any point for any reasons and the Out & Loud - PIQFF team decision will be final and indisputable.

Note: Selected award-winning movies will be screened at our Queer and Allies Art Festival which happens in various cities in India. Read Rules & Terms for more information.