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KASHISH MIQFF


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. 


Over the previous 7 editions, from 2010 to 2016, the festival has grown from strength to strength, attracting close to 9000 footfalls over the 4 1/2 days of the festival at two/three venues. The festival, every year, has screened from 110 films to 180 films that include shorts, documentaries, features - all centered around LGBTQ themes. 

KASHISH is now considered one of Mumbai's prominent cultural event and is the biggest LGBTQ film festival in South Asia. KASHISH was voted as one of the top 5 coolest LGBTQ film festivals in the world by a worldwide poll conducted by MovieMaker Magazine in 2013. 


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KASHISH 2011 invites Partners

 
 

May 25 - 29, 2011

 

Join us as a

PRIDE PARTNER

and be part of a historic journey!

 

 

 


What is KASHISH?

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

The first edition of Kashish, held from April 25-29, 2010, was a milestone event in the LGBT movement in India. It boasted of many firsts - it was the first ever queer film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theatre: PVR Cinemas and at Alliance Francaise; it was also the first ever queer film festival in India to apply for and obtain an exemption from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting; and it was also the first ever queer film festival in India to have competitive categories and cash awards.

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.

FAQs 

WHAT IS THE MONEY NEEDED FOR?
The primary cost for the festival goes toward paying the theater rental fee as well as publicity, advertising, printing programs, outreach, etc.

WE ARE NOT IN INDIA, CAN WE STILL SUPPORT? 
Yes, you can pledge from anywhere. India is right now a growing economy with considerable spending power and your presence at KASHISH will be noticeable, especially by the LGBT community, an intelligent globe-trotting community that may be interested in spending the 'Pink Rupee' at international destinations, perhaps at your pride event or organization.

CAN WE SUPPORT MORE THAN WHAT IS LISTED HERE?
Yes of course! We have other Sponsor and Partner packages available. Please write to us at 
pride.kashish@gmail.com for more information. We would be very happy to take the partnership to the next level.

HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU? 
You can email us 
pride.kashish@gmail.com. We will always be happy to answer any questions promptly.

 
 


How to support KASHISH 2011?

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.

KASHISH is a not-for-profit event and all contributions will be used solely to cover costs of organizing the event
The payment is routed through Solaris Pictures which is one of the Principal Organizers of the event.

 

WEBSITE BANNER 
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FESTIVAL CATALOG
Half Page - 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 " (115x165mm)
FullPage - 9" x 6 1/2 " (230 x 165mm)

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 
We have lots of exciting rewards and offers. For this category, please write to us at pride.kashish@gmail.com to discuss what we can offer and how to make the money transfer.

KASHISH- Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2011
Festival Website: 
http://www.mumbaiqueerfest.com
Festival Blog: 
http://kashishmiqff.blogspot.com
Facebook: 
http://www.facebook.com/Kashish.MIQFF 
Twitter: 
http://twitter.com/Kashish2011

 

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