Blued is running a filmmaking competition to bring attention to some of the undiscovered creative talent in the LGBTQ+ community.
The stories are mostly based on queer themes and struggles, as well as romance and social perception. Over 60 entries have been submitted to ‘Blued Queer Flicks’ which was initially launched last year.
A shortlist of 10 short films are scheduled to be shown at a special screening festival in Delhi on 8th June. The winning creators will receive a variety of cash prizes and awards.
Some of the movies are also going to be available inside the Blued app for users to watch, share and vote on.
Blued Marketing Director Sanyam Sharma said to ANI News: “The LGBTQI community has dealt with a lot in the last few years. It’s time that they had a voice and what better way to portray it than through films which will be showcased to the masses and gets a chance to be premiered at an international platform.
“Our focus has always been to promote the community and encourage these voices that need to be heard. Through Blued, we want to have an open dialogue, not just with the community but those who have a wrong opinion about this community.”
The queer social network is regularly working to create a better quality of life for every member for the LGBTQ community. The ‘#WhatsNext377’ campaign pushed for more equal rights following India’s historic gay sex ruling.
It has also created a programme that helps Chinese same-sex couples find a surrogate mother in Los Angeles.
Bumble’s Female Film Force donates £20,000 to aspiring female filmmakers which they can use to complete their projects.
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