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KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
South Asia's biggest queer film festival.
The biggest and only mainstream LGBTQ film festival in India.
The eight edition is to be held from May 24-28, 2017.
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first and only LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theater, and the first LGBTQ film festival in India to receive clearance from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
KASHISH 2011 invites Partners
May 25 - 29, 2011
Join us as a
and be part of a historic journey!
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is a Pride event that is held annually in Mumbai, India. It showcases films with gay, lesbian, transgender themes from the world over to advocate and entertain both LGBT & general audience and facilitate dialogue on LGBT issues. The primary objective is to mainstream queer visibility through cinema.
A success story - KASHISH 2010
Looking ahead - KASHISH 2011
Taking this successful initiative forward KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2011 promises to be BIGGER, BOLDER & QUEERER. The second edition will be held from May 25-29, 2011 at two venues in Mumbai, one of which will be a multiplex theater. This year, the festival will showcase 125 films from 22 countries.
Why does KASHISH need your support?
The LGBT community in India was underground and largely invisible till a high court order on July 2nd 2009 decriminalized homosexual behaviour. Since then the LGBT community has become more active and visible leading to several LGBT initiatives and events. KASHISH is one of them and has become a wonderful way of Mainstreaming Queer Visibility. It has been a very empowering experience for the LGBT people in Mumbai.
KASHISH is also now recognized as a Pride Event from India by Interpride, an association of all Pride events around the world.
With no government or state funding available for LGBT events in India and no cultural or community grants available, we have to rely on organizations and companies that believe in supporting LGBT community building.
It is for this reason that we are writing to everyone who would like to make a financial contribution, however small. This is an investment which will help us organize the festival and make it into a sustaining annual Pride event.
WHAT IS THE MONEY NEEDED FOR?
WE ARE NOT IN INDIA, CAN WE STILL SUPPORT?
CAN WE SUPPORT MORE THAN WHAT IS LISTED HERE?
HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?
You can support us by becoming a PRIDE PARTNER of our festival. We have exciting rewards and benefits as detailed below. Your partnership is invaluable in creating a new chapter in India's LGBT history.
Support KASHISH today! Our festival programs and events are only made possible by contributions from PEOPLE & ORGANIZATIONS. We hope you would like to become part of our network of 'PRIDE PARTNERS' committed to supporting and celebrating LGBT pride events.
Visit http://mumbaiqueerfest.com/partners.htm for details and becoming a Partner
1. PRIDE SUPPORTER - $25
Name mentioned (if you wish) on KASHISH Website and Catalog as PRIDE SUPPORTER
2. PRIDE PARTNER I - $50
Banner / Facepic (if you wish) on KASHISH Website + Name mentioned on KASHISH Website as PRIDE PARTNER I
3. PRIDE PARTNER II - $100
Half page advertisement in KASHISH Festival Catalog + Banner on Website + Name mentioned on KASHISH website as PRIDE PARTNER II
4. PRIDE PARTNER III - $200
Full page advertisement in KASHISH Festival Catalog + Banner on KASHISH Website + Name mentioned on KASHISH Website as PRIDE PARTNER III
5. PRIDE PARTNER IV - $500
DVD of 8 Indian Queer Shorts from Kashish 2010 + Full page advertisement in KASHISH Festival Catalog + Banner on KASHISH Website + Name mentioned on KASHISH Website as PRIDE PARTNER IV
6. PRIDE PARTNER V- Above $500
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