Delhi International Queer Theatre and Film Festival is a brave initiative by Harmless Hugs – one amongst the biggest youth oriented LGBT support group in India. To be held at 10 and 11 December 2016 this year, The Film Festival is intended to connect with larger Diaspora of Indian LGBTQ struggle for equal human rights, and to reach out to masses via the omnipotence of Media and Cinema. We also have a strong line up of stirring theatre performances and more.

Movie screenings and plays are well-complimented by a round of panel discussions and debates, including some of the biggest names from the Indian LGBTQ Movement. We would venture into the tumultuous territories of politics, gender disparity, coming out and involvement of families and more.

Venue: National Club Union of India

How to reach: Walking distance from Green park Metro station

 About Harmless Hugs:

Harmless Hugs is a youth collective  which was established in September-2012 with an objective to create a non-discriminatory space for LGBTQ individuals to come and open up. Started as a small online group, Harmless Hugs has grown to become Delhi’s one of the most know LGBTQ collective with a multiple number of enormously successful events in its kitty.


Sponsors and Partners for DIQTFF 2016


Love Matters – Title Sponsor & Organizing Partner:

Love Matters: blush-free information and news on love, sex & relationships for young adults around the world.

Open, honest, sex-friendly…
Love Matters is a place to talk about sex with an open, honest, and non-judgmental attitude. At the same time, we do our best to produce content that doesn’t offend people and that fits in with culture where you live.

And safe.
We see sex as a wonderful thing to explore, share, and enjoy. And we think that if you provide young people with honest and positive information and news on sex, they’ll be more likely to have safer, healthier sex.

Impulse New Delhi – Associate Sponsor:

IMPULSE New Delhi, a forum of MSM,TG and Hijra (MTH) community supported by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), that raise awareness on sexual health, especially HIV/AIDS among the MTH community members while increasing their access to HIV testing and condom usage in various states. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is an international NGO, working in India since 2004 in the field of HIV/AIDS treatment care.


High Commission of Canda – Executive Sponsor:

GLIFAA – Executive Sponsor

GLIFAA represents lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) personnel, their families and their straight allies in the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Foreign Commercial Service, Foreign Agricultural Service, Peace Corps and other foreign affairs offices of the U.S. Government.  Officially recognized as a State Department employee association, GLIFAA advances diversity and workplace equity in U.S. foreign affairs agencies and human rights for LGBT people around the world.  We are a volunteer organization, supported by dues and contributions for our advocacy and outreach.


RNW Media – Partner:

RNW Media: a media organisation for social change. In parts of the world where change is hard to achieve because freedom of speech is restricted, we use media to make lives better.

We work with people aged 15 to 30. If you want to change society, young people are the ones who make a difference. But to shape a better future, they need information. So we help them get access to independent journalism and media.

Our three core themes are democracy and good governance, sexual health and rights and international justice. This reflects the ideals of our home country the Netherlands, with its democratic tradition, open-minded attitude to sexuality and global standing as the home of the International Criminal Court.

SCRUFF – Partner:

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Youth Lead India – Partner:

Youth Lead India is the Indian chapter of Bangkok based NGO – Youth Lead, which works in the Asia Pacific region with Young Key Population (YKPs). The population includes  IDUs, HIV+ people, sex workers and LGBTQ community. The term LEAD elaborates as  Leadership, Education, Advocacy & Development – which is also the prime focal points for YKPs for Youth Lead.

Respect Women – Partner:

Here at our website www.respectwomen.co.in we share the news related to the issue of women being victimized, their real life stories, opinions of the youth and more. People reading this are free to share their piece of mind, and their experiences with us. We love hearing from our audience and love sharing it with the world!


Ketto – Exclusive Fund Raising Partner

Ketto is Asia’s most-visited crowdfunding platform with the largest funding community.

HIV AIDS Alliance – Partner

At India HIV/AIDS Alliance, we place equal value on every human life. Fuelled by this conviction and bound together by a singular determination, this is where we work – to foster wellbeing, realise equality, and affirm the dignity of communities most affected by HIV/AIDS, our partners in this journey.