Sridhar Rangayan

Filmmaker/ Festival Director, Solaris Pictures, India

Sridhar Rangayan is an Indian filmmaker whose compelling films on gay and transgender people present hard-hitting social issues with warmth, compassion and humor. His award winning films have been at the forefront of India’s emergent queer cinema movement. He has served as jury for prestigious international film festivals including Berlinale and Outfest. He is the founder and festival director of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, which created history by being the first queer film festival to be held at a mainstream theater in India with government permission and is India’s biggest queer film festival. He is one of the Founder Trustees of The Humsafar Trust and also runs the only dedicated LGBT film production and distribution company, Solaris Pictures.

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