Movie Updates

The Out & Loud Pune International Queer Film Festival, powered by MIST, 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 April 2019, we are ready to present you the third 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 – Pune International Queer Film Festival 2019 accepts movie submission exclusively through Click the below button to submit your movie now.

Importants Dates for Submission:

  • January 1, 2019 : Submission Opens
  • February 8, 2019 : Early Bird Deadline
  • February 28, 2019 : Regular Deadline
  • March 23, 2019 : Notification to Submitters
  • April 19 – 21, 2019 : Festival Dates

Out & Loud – Pune International Queer Film Festival 2019 has a wide range of awards to be given to the eminent filmmakers and actors.

The competitive categories are,

  • Best Short Film
  • Best Silent Film
  • Best Feature Film
  • Best of Out & Loud 2019
  • Best Indian Documentary
  • Best International Documentary
  • Best Animated Film
  • Best Innovative Film
  • Best Humor Film
  • Best Actor
  • Best Indian Premiere
  • Best World Premiere

This year, Best of Out & Loud 2019, along with the trophy and the certificate, carries a cash prize of INR 5000/-

The winners will be selected through public votes during the film festival. The voting count will not be disclosed 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.