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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 2012: Call for film submissions

 

We are back
with a bang! India’s Biggest Queer Film Festival returns for its third edition
in 2012. Submissions are now open for all categories, including for the
competition section. Filmmakers from India and across the world can submit
features, documentaries and short films that highlight/focus on Gay, Lesbian,
Bisexual, Transgender, Queer themes and expressions.

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer
Film Festival
is the first and only gay & lesbian film festival in India to be
held in a mainstream theatre and the only queer festival to receive clearance
from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

KASHISH 2012 will be held in Mumbai from
May 23-27, 2012 simultaneously at
two venues - a mainstream multiplex theatre and at Alliance Francaise de
Bombay. The festival is organized by Solaris Pictures and Bombay Dost in
association with The Humsafar Trust.

While the
landmark first edition was held at PVR Cinemas, Juhu, from April 22-25, 2010
and screened 110 films from 25 countries, the second edition was held at
Cinemax, Versova between May 25-29, 2011 and proved to bigger, bolder and
queerer. Both the years, the festival was held simultaneously in South Mumbai
at Alliance Francaise de Bombay.

The second
edition in 2011 screened 124 films from 23 countries over five days and had
67.5% capacity turnout with about 6225 audience footfalls. Seven films were
awarded with the KASHISH 2011 trophies. The guests featured A-list Bollywood
actors and actresses, eminent filmmakers and critics, young filmmakers and
actors as well as four international filmmakers - Q.Allan Brocka (USA), Rikki
Beadle-Blair (UK), Georgette Okey (UK) and John Badalu (Indonesia).

LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION: JANUARY
15, 2012
 

 

Rules for submission: 

·       
Filmmakers from India and across the world can submit
features, documentaries and short films that highlight/focus on Gay, Lesbian,
Bisexual, Transgender, Queer themes and expressions.

·       
There is no SUBMISSION FEE to submit the film. Also the
festival does not pay Screening Fee since it believes in investing all its
resources in showcasing the films to the best possible extent.

·       
All films, including those in the English language, SHOULD
be subtitled in English.

·       
The festival has both competitive and non-competitive
sections.

·       
Only films completed after January 1, 2009 can be submitted.
Only films completed after January 1, 2011 will be eligible for Competition.

·       
LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION: JANUARY 15, 2012 (postmarked).

·       
The festival encourages you to apply early since previews
begin mid November.

 

How to submit your film?

This year
we have tried to move into a paperless submission process. Please fill out the KASHISH
2012 ONLINE FILM SUBMISSION FORM at the following link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KASHISH2012-FILMSUBMISSION

After
filling out the form, you will be advised where to send the DVD or Digital file
of your film. We look forward to receiving your film and participation with your
film in KASHISH 2012.

For
information about the festival, please visit official website http://mumbaiqueerfest.com  or official blog
http://kashishmiqff.blogspot.com.

For
inquiries email us at: kashish.miqff@gmail.com

 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Kashish.MIQFF  

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Kashish2012 

 

 

 

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