Organizers & Partners


Solaris Pictures, Mumbai

Solaris Pictures is the only Indian film production company in India that has consistently been making films on social issues - gay rights, HIV/AIDS - films that engage and entertain audiences. These ‘Advotainment’ films are an unusual combination of Advocacy and Entertainment.

Previous productions include 'The Pink Mirror', a huge festival hit with 72 international festivals; 'Yours Emotionally!', distributed in North America by Waterbearer Films and '68 Pages', an extraordinary effort in community outreach with over 120 screenings.  
Solaris Pictures has positioned Indian queer films on the global map through international distribution as well as holding the first ever mainstream queer film festival in India – KASHISH.

Solaris Pictures' is also the organizer of FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival that was held in Dec 2010 and January 2011 in Mumbai and New Delhi and proved very successful in initiating dialogue around critical human rights issues.


Movies That Matter, Netherlands

Movies that Matter – Film Opens Eyes Movies that Matter screens and promotes films that draw our attention to human rights and situations in which these are at stake. The foundation is based in Amsterdam and is an initiative of the Dutch section of Amnesty International. 

The foundation's peak activity is the annual Movies that Matter Festival, taking place at the end of March in The Hague, International City of Peace and Justice. The Movies that Matter Festival is the Netherlands' main platform for engaged cinema, with over seventy documentaries and feature films of inspired film makers being screened every year.  The festival features two main programmes: A Matter of ACT, Amnesty International’s documentary film competition that pays tribute to brave activists who defend human rights at the frontline; and Camera Justitia, that deals with international justice and the worldwide fights against impunity.  

Each year a selection of the best IDFA human rights documentaries is being presented, alongside with a retrospective of an impressive film maker and a number of varying theme programmes. Apart from the regular film programme, the festival hosts daily talk shows and debates, musical performances and exhibitions. The audience is given ample opportunity to interact with international guests, including prominent human rights defenders, politicians and filmmakers.  Along the festival, Movies that Matter initiates a number of other projects including events, educational programmes and a growing number of international activities. It promotes human rights film screenings worldwide, offers advice and assistance and stimulates the exchange of knowledge and experience. 

Through its Support Programme it offers modest monetary assistance to initiate human rights film festivals and to help circulate and exhibit human rights films in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.  Movies that Matter believes that film screenings are a powerful instrument to further the dialogue on human rights, freedom and justice.

Alliance Française de Delhi

Alliance Française de Delhi is a non-profit educational and cultural organization. The organization exists in 138 countries around the world and, here in Delhi, in addition to our pedagogical mandate, we are also a leading cultural institution in the Capital. With the support of the Embassy of France in New Delhi and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we organize prestigious cultural events which attract the best in the world of art, music, dance, theatre, science, and films. These events are open both to our members and to the general public and are particularly popular among high-profile, diplomatic communities in Delhi. 

Ramon Productions, New Delhi

Ramon Productions is involved in making films for advocating social issues. It is a venture by Ranjit Monga, who has been a media professional for over 25 years. Ranjit is a documentary filmmaker, writer & media consultant.  He has been involved in running several Public relations and Media campaigns for many organizations especially in the social sector over the past 10 years.

Founder of two communication firms, Ranjit has made over 50 documentaries, especially on health issues, particularly women and child health. Prior to film making he was a career journalist for 15 years.

Alliance Française de Bombay

Established in Mumbai in 1938, the Alliance Française de Bombay has evolved in sync with the geographical and cultural expansion of the city, by opening no less than seven new centers in 'Maximum City', yet preserving its headquarters in south Mumbai, the historical and administrative heart of the city. Collaborating closely with the other prestigious cultural centers, it promotes cultural exchanges between France and India, initiates a dialogue of ideas and debates through contemporary creation that is accessible to all: your gateway into Europe, French speaking countries and their cultures.

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