Brazilian film Gloria and Grace directed by Flávio R. Tambellini won the Best Narrative Feature Film Award at the awards ceremony of 8th edition of South Asia’s biggest LGBTQ film festival – KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival on Sunday May 28, 2017. British Actor Petrice Jones won the award for Best Performance in a Lead Role for the Trinidadian film Play The Devil. Maacher Jhol – a hand-drawn 2D animation film in Hindi directed by Abhishek Verma won the Best Indian Short Narrative Film Award.

Malayalam film Naked Wheels directed by Rajesh James won two awards K F Patil Unity in Diversity Best Documentary Short Film Award and the Riyad Wadia Award for Best Emerging Indian Filmmaker. The latter award was shared with Vishal Srivastava for his film Wajood. The QDrishti Film Grant – that gives a filmmaker a Rs 1 lakh grant to make their next LGBTQ film – was won by  Debadrita Bose for her Bengali film Shehenaiiya. The Best Student Short Film Award was won by the American film Still Devout directed by Melissa Perez.