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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.
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.
Note: You can submit your film through FilmFreeWay: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/KASHISH
8th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival will be held from May 24 - 28, 2017 at two venues - Liberty Cinema (May 24-28th) and Alliance Francaise de Bombay (May 25-27th).
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first and only LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) film festival i...
To submit a film to KASHISH 2016, please fill out the online form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KASHISH2016FilmSubmission
7th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival will be held from May 25 - 29, 2016 at two venues - Liberty Cinema (May 25-29th) and Alliance Francaise de Bombay (May 26-28th).
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first and only LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) fil...
India's top fashion designer Padma Shri Wendell Rodricks has picked the poster submitted by Hyderabad-based graphic designer Punith Mahesh as the winning design of the KASHISH International Poster Competition. The poster design contest was truly international this year, with entries from across India - Mumbai, Hyderabad to Chandigarh, Goa and Shillong; and even outside India from several countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Estonia.
The poster will be the look of the fifth editi...
In light of the recent Supreme Court rulings recriminalizing homosexuality in India, and the support the struggle against the rulings is receiving from across the globe, we are receiving numerous queries from filmmakers who are currently wrapping up films about this burning topic. KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival acknowledges their efforts and is happy to announce an extension of the film submission deadline up to February 17th 2014.
The link to film submission is&nbs...
Call for Film Submissions for KASHISH 2014
Film Submissions now open for 5th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
5th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival will be held from May 21 - 25, 2014 (tentative dates).
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first and only LGBTQ film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theater and the only queer festival to receive clearance from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Over the previous 4 ed...
Mumbai International Queer Film Fest hops on to social media to raise funds
After tasting success in 2012, KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2013 – India’s biggest LGBT film fest –is once again turning to the social media phenomenon of crowd funding to raise finances. Aimed at keeping the festival free and accessible to audiences, organisers say crowd funding also gives audience a feeling of ownership.
``Crowd funding is not just a means to raise money,...
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival pioneers as the biggest gay & lesbian film festival in India and South Asia. It is the only queer film fest to be held at a mainstream venue - one of Mumbai's top multiplexes; and was the first LGBT festival to receive clearance from India's Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Since its debut in 2010, KASHISH has today become one of the important annual events in Mumbai's cultural calendar. The 4th e...
KASHISH 2013 Poster Contest has a winner! India's top fashion designer Wendell Rodricks has picked the poster submitted by Mumbai-based graphic designer Prachi Patil-Kotkar as the winning design.
``The victory sign forming a star is graphic and unforgettable. It is also interesting that the clichéd rainbow flag colours have been totally ignored for an artistic backdrop. I loved it,'' said Wendell Rodricks while announcing the winner.
The contest to de...
Mi Ultimo Round wins Best Feature Film Award at KASHISH 2012
Anupam Kher gives away prizes, promises to sponsor Rs 50k for prize money next year
Chilean film My Last Round (Mi Ultimo Round) directed by Julio Jorquera Arriagada won the Best Feature Film Award at the 3rd Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival which concluded with star studded ceremony on Sunday May 27, 2012.
``Cinema has no boundaries,’’ sai...
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KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is looking for financial contributions.
For two years, we have entertained while trying to mainstream queer identities through the medium...
Even as the Supreme Court is preparing its verdict on Sec377, KASHISH, your favourite LGBTQ festival that mainstreams queer issues through cinema, will be back for its third year very soon. With no government support and corporate sponsorship in India still difficult to come by, we rely heavily on support from individuals and organizations to make the festival happen.
You can support the LGBTQ cause in India in your own big or small way! And we have some exclusive incentives to show our g...
We know how we all are about deadlines! We never get to do what we want to do till the deadline is almost upon us or the deadline has passed!
So this is to remind you all that the deadline to send in your design for the KASHISH 2012 International Poster Competition is May 18th midnight (Pacific time)
And we have none other than Wendell Rodricks, one of India’s top fashion designers, to pick the winner of the contest. “I am delighted to be a judge on a contest that involves ever...
Design the official poster for KASHISH 2012, India’s
biggest international queer film festival. Test your creative instincts, get an
international platform for your work and of course win exciting rewards.
KASHISH 2012 will be held
between May 23-27, 2012 in Mumbai. Now, you can be a part of the festival by
designing its official POSTER, wherever you are in the world. The design will
also feature on hoardings, print and online advertisements, catalogue cover, banners,
KASHISH 2012 previews starting soon. If you haven’t
still submitted your film, rush it to us asap.
Biggest Queer Film Festival returns for its third edition in 2012.
2012 will be held from May 23-27, 2012 at a mainstream multiplex theater in
suburban Mumbai and at Alliance Francaise de Bombay in South Mumbai.
Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first and only gay &
lesbian film festival in India to be held in a mainstream...
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 i...
The second edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival was a brilliant success.
It was held from may 25-29, 2011 at two venues simultaneously - the multiplex Cinemax Versova and Alliance Francaise.
The festival screened 124 films from 23 countries in 51 program slots. It had 67.5% turnout with about 6225 audience occupancy. There were 15 houseful shows. KASHISH 2011 was Bigger, Bolder & Queerer.
A bevy of Bollywood celebrities – Juhi Chawla, Rahul Bos...
May 25 - 29, 2011
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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 th...
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2011, the second edition of India’s only mainstream LGBT film fest, 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 more than 130 films from over 25 countries.The highlights this...
CALL FOR ENTRIESIt is time for Mumbai to celebrate with its own queer film festival : Kashish – Mumbai Queer Film Festival to be held April 22nd – 25th, 2010.The festival, organized by Solaris Pictures and Bombay Dost, intends to showcase and support films with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer themes, relevant to Indian and Indian Diaspora. It aims to provide filmmakers, artists, activists, media persons and audiences with a space to communicate, share diverse experiences an...
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