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KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

KASHISH // KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

7th edition

May 25 - May 29, 2021
Mumbai, India

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Full length, Short

Mission / description 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 first queer festival in India to receive clearance from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Over the previous 6 editions, from 2010 to 2015, the festival has grown from strength to strength, attracting close to 6500 footfalls over the 4 1/2 days of the festival at two venues. The festival, every year, usually screens around 120 - 130 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 queer film festival in South Asia

KASHISH was voted as one of the top 5 coolest LGBT film festivals in the world by a worldwide poll conducted by MovieMaker Magazine in 2013.

Reaching Out, Touching Hearts

6th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival will be held from May 27 - 31, 2015 at two venues - Liberty Cinema (May 27-31st) and Alliance Francaise de Bombay (May 28-30th).

The theme of KASHISH 2015, 'Reaching Out, Touching Hearts', reflects the urgent need for all of us to reach across barriers and boundaries, reach out to everyone - parents, families, friends, colleagues and peers. An equal society without stigma and discrimination is a shared responsibility. The Indian LGBT movement is at a crucial time in its history, where it is fighting an unjust law - section 377 of the Indian Penal Code - that criminalises the community. It is important to broad-base this struggle and build alliances across race, class, caste, religion, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation to challenge prejudice, change attitudes and create a society that allows each person to live with love and dignity.

Note: This is only the overall festival theme and all films need not fall into this theme. We program a broad range of films with diverse LGBTQ themes.

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