Solaris Pictures

Solaris Pictures

Solaris Pictures is an Indian media house that believes in 'Advotainment' - advocacy with entertainment. As a film production company it has consistently been making films on issues such as LGBT rights; films that engage the audience and initiate dialogues on issues dealing with health and sexuality, human rights, and the LGBT community. Previous productions include: The Pink Mirror (2003), which has won two Best Film awards, and has screened at over 72 festivals; Yours Emotionally! (2006) and 68 Pages (2008) which has won multiple awards and has had 120 screenings across the world; and Project Bolo (2010), the iconic Indian LGBT Oral History Project.

Solaris Pictures recently co-produced the pathbreaking documentary Purple Skies – Voices of Indian lesbians, bisexuals & transmen (2014) which has screened at more than 35 international film festivals and other screenings, as well as holds the distinction of the first ever lesbian themed film to be telecast on India’s National Network. Solaris Pictures latest production Breaking Free (2015) about the Indian LGBTQ struggle with the draconian law Sec 377.

Solaris Pictures believes in pushing the envelope - both as producer and as distributor, and in partnering with grassroots NGOs and CBOs in India, and international collaborators from around the world. Solaris Pictures is not only producing films, but also distributing short films and documentaries of other queer filmmakers in order to encourage such endeavors that address underserved issues.

To strengthen and share this engagement with society, Solaris Pictures organizes two pathbreaking film festivals - FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival and KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, that have become important events on Mumbai's cultural calendar over the past 5 years.


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