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MIFF 2020: A lost homeland land and a new home

MIFF 2020: A lost homeland land and a new home Eight years and eighty lakhs is what it took USA-based music-video maker Sapna Bhavnani to make Sindhustan, 64-minute a labour of love, about the largest migration in history, that of Hindu Sindhis from Sind, now in Pakistan, to present day India. By contrast, Atanu Mukherjee’s 26-minute tale of a migrant single woman from Jabalpur who wants to settle in Mumbai, and her encounters with a transgender person, titled Wig, took just three days ...

Wendell Rodricks picks Hyderabad designer as winner of KASHISH 2014 Poster Contest

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...

South Asia's biggest LGBT film festival entry

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...

KASHISH 2013 looks to crowd funding

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  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,...

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  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 announces Poster Contest Winner

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  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...

KASHISH 2012 Award Winners and Closing Night

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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...

Contribute To KASHISH 2012

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For Personal Contributions:  http://www.wishberry.in/EVERYONE-can-contribute-to-KASHISH-Personal-13359 For Corporate Contributions:  http://www.wishberry.in/EVERYONE-can-contribute-to-KASHISH-Corporate-13358 For Dollar contributions : http://www.solarispictures.com/supporters2012.htm 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...

KASHISH 2012 – International Poster Contest

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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 sli...

KASHISH 2012: Call for film submissions

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  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...

KASHISH SHORTS 2011 - Indian Queer Films for your festival

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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...

KASHISH 2011 invites Partners

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    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 th...

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film festival

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer FilmFestival 2011, thesecond 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 whichwill be a multiplex theater.

This year, the festival willshowcase more than 130 films from over 25 countries.

The highlights this year:- More feature length films than last year with some verysensitive lesbian themed features.- Films from across the globe: from US to UK, Australiato Austria, India to Indonesiaand even Argentina and Peru.- This year, the ‘Country Focus’ will be on Israel withmore than 8 films from there.- ‘Spotlight on Filmmaker’ will shine on US filmmaker Q. AllanBrocka and UK filmmaker Rikki Blair Beadle with their funny, sexy and thoughtprovoking films.- Special package of films on Anti-Bullying and gay bashingin schools followed by a panel discussion.- A special evening with ‘Parents of Queers’ with a filmscreening and panel discussion.- Special package of sensitive, dramatic and touchingfeatures and shorts on HIV/AIDS is introduced under ‘Red Ribbon’ packagefollowed by a performance.- Continuing KASHISH’s mission of showcasing and promoting shortfilms and short filmmakers, this year too would see some exciting short filmpackages:-   Along with the ever popular ‘BoysShorts’ and ‘Girls Shorts’ short film packages this year will have two newadditions: a fabulous ‘Trans Shorts’ collection and a hilarious collection ofshort films under ‘Bi Shorts’-   A package of films that is acinematic tribute to LGBT people who made a difference way back whenhomosexuality was labeled a disease, a crime and a perversion. This includes afilm about a brilliant gay mathematician who helped crack the Nazi Engima Codeand turned the tide of Word War II for the Allies-   ‘Indian Masala Mix’ : a greatcollection of Indian shorts films- A competition section for Best Narrative Feature too,which would include both Indian and International films made in 2010 / 2011.This is in addition to the other competitive categories awarded last year: BestDocu Feature, Best Docu Short, Best International Narrative Short and BestIndian Narrative Short. - The Best Indian queer short film at Kashish gets to compete for the IrisPrize in UKand a cash prize of 25,000 pounds.   

- Also watch out for an eminent jurycomprising of award winning filmmakers, actors and media professionals.

- A range of fun filled cultural activities and events likemusic and dance performances, open mic and quizzes. KASHISH 2011 promises to be an eventto remember for both LGBT and mainstream audiences. It will be a time to watchloads and loads of LGBT films, engage in discussions, interact with celebritiesand filmmakers, participate in cultural activities and just simply have aFABULOUS time! For further updates and informationon the festival, please check:Website: http://www.mumbaiqueerfest.com/  | Blog: http://kashishmiqff.blogspot.com/ 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Kashish.MIQFF | Twitter: http://twitter.com/Kashish2011

 

KASHISH 2011 - Dates and Highlights announced

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                  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...

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