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KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

South Asia's biggest queer film festival.

The biggest and first mainstream LGBTQ film festival in India.

The 12th edition is to be held from May 20-30, 2021. 


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 11 editions, from 2010 to 2019, 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. 


KASHISH 2012 – International Poster Contest

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,
cinema slides and delegate cards.

Entries will be judged by an
eminent panel of artists and designers and a celebrity! Award with benefits for
winning entry!!

























What to Enter

  • A Poster design that encompasses a sense of
    ‘queer / LGBT’ and ‘cinema’ in its broadest or subtle understanding. LGBT
    = Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender.  

to Enter

  • Poster Design must include the following:

KASHISH logo (available at )

Tagline: India’s Biggest Queer Film Festival – For Everyone

Date: May 23-27, 2012

Space for logos of organizers and partners (to be inserted later)

  • Poster size: A2 size (420 x 594 mm or 16.5 x
    23.4 inches VERTICAL / PORTRAIT)
  • Poster design must be sent in JPEG format. Upon
    selection it should be available as a Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe
    Illustrator file or as an uncompressed PDF file.
  • All images used in the poster MUST be free of
    copyright infringements

Competition FAQs

  • What is the deadline?

deadline for submission of entries will be 15th March 2012 at 12:00

  • Who can submit and How many entries can I

is an International Competition. Anyone, anwhere in the world can participate. Participants
are allowed to submit TWO (2) entries. Anyone found to have submitted more than
that will be disqualified

  • Where do I submit or send my design?

in the submission form and mail a high resolution jpeg (max 5mb) to

  • How does the judging take place?

panel of judges is a team of professional artists and designers and a celebrity! Their decision of the
poster selection will be based on innovation, relevance, authenticity and charisma.
Their decision will be the final verdict and cannot be disputed.

  • Can I re-use the design for other projects?

submissions become the property of KASHISH.

  • Will I
    get any credit if my design is selected?

will be credits to the designer.

  • Is
    there any other reward if my design is selected?

winner will receive his award at the KASHISH 2012 awards ceremony. This will
include a KASHISH award plaque, a copy of the poster, a KASHISH T-shirt and a Festival
Guest Pass that allows entry to all festival events.

  For more information about the festival, please check



(KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival)

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival



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