The Chennai Rainbow Film Festival is celebrating its third year with the theme “Hues of Love”. And what better way to show the people about love than ask them for their perspective on the same!

The festival has invited filmmakers from all over the world to submit their films based on the theme for the same. Chennai Dost, a huge community group for the LGBT in South India, have called all the film makers and over 50 documentaries, feature films and short stories will be screened at the festival.

Apart from film screenings, they will also feature panel discussions, and cultural shows. According to Chennai Dost founder, Vikranth Prasanna, the aim of the festival is to raise awareness about the various issues faced by the LGBT among people and give film makers a platform to screen films which they might not have had the opportunity to do so due to funding.


The five-day long festival will be held in December (which is Pride month) and will also hold a contest where the entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges and the winner in each category will be chosen. The categories will be Best International LGBT Short Film Best International LGBT Documentary and feature length film, Best Indian/National LGBT film, Best Indian/National LGBT film based on the CRFF 2016 theme, Best Tamil LGBT film and Best Tamil Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual film.

The prizes range from cash to a free trip to Dubai!

The last date for international entries is 30th of September while Indian and Tamil entries should be made before the 15th of October.

Go sign up or be a part of this positive festival here.