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KASHISH 2020 WILL GO VIRTUAL

KASHISH 2020 WILL GO VIRTUAL

First major film festival in India to go online completely with a full-festival lineup of new LGBTQIA+ films from across the world Considering that the city, the nation and most of the world is ...
WENDELL RODRICKS PICKS KASHISH 2020

WENDELL RODRICKS PICKS KASHISH 2020

Wendell Rodricks picks KASHISH 2020 Poster Contest Winner Desi designer in UK Joyston Moreira wins the Rs.25,000 contest The much awaited results of the KASHISH 2020 International Poster design ...
BEST OF KASHISH AT KALA GHODA ARTS

BEST OF KASHISH AT KALA GHODA ARTS

Best of KASHISH at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival February 4th | 12.30 -5.00 pm | Visitors Center, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Sangrahalay​ Organized by KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival ...
KASHISH 2020 : CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

KASHISH 2020 : CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival invites you to submit your LGBTQIA+ themed films to the 11th Anniversary edition of the festival which will be held from May 20-24, 2020 in ...
‘BEST Of KASHISH’ THEATRICAL

‘BEST Of KASHISH’ THEATRICAL

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN INDIA – WATCH LGBTQ SHORTS FILMS IN THEATERS KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is super proud to invite you to watch 4 award winning LGBTQ films on the ...
KASHISH CHALCHITRA UTSAV 2020

KASHISH CHALCHITRA UTSAV 2020

3rd edition of KASHISH Chalchitra Utsav – the day-long Regional Language LGBTQ Film Festival is being organized by KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival on Jan 19th 11am to 8pm ...

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Just 2 days left! The last date to apply for 'KASHISH QDrishti Grant' is 9th August, 11:59:59!

So hurry up and seize this chance to make your next #LGBTQIA+ narrative short film!
More details here: https://www.instamojo.com/KASHISH_MIQFF/kashish-qdrishti-film-grant-2020/

#filmdirector #lgbtqcinema #filmgrant #QdrishtiFilmGrant

All my young filmmaker friends, here's a great chance for you to find funding for your next LGBTQIA+ film.
Do register before the deadline of Aug 9th though this link.
You get upto Aug 16th to submit the entry form which we send once you register. https://twitter.com/KashishMIQFF/status/1290353971123478529

Calling out to budding Directors of Indian origin based in India to submit their narrative screenplay focussed on #LGBTQIA+ lives for the KASHISH QDrishti Film Grant 2020.
More details: https://www.instamojo.com/KASHISH_MIQFF/kashish-qdrishti-film-grant-2020/?ref=store
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@sandymridul @KashishMIQFF @mehtahansal Thanks so much @sandymridul @mehtahansal and Sunil Sukhthankar for being such an amazing jury panel. Big cheers to all of you.

Was such a pleasure to be on the jury for ⁦@KashishMIQFF⁩ .. thank you ⁦@sridharrangayan⁩ for this privilege. Thank you ⁦@mehtahansal⁩ & #SunilSukhtankar for being wonderful partners.
Saw some great films and had some great chats. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/brazilian-film-music-for-the-bleeding-hearts-wins-big-at-virtual-queer-film-festival/articleshow/77288206.cms

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  • To watch my movies with an audience in Mumbai was a very emotional experience and more overwhelming than I had expected. I have been to a lot of queer film festivals around the world and they can learn something from the way KASHISH is organized. It is wonderful.

    ROB WILLIAMS (USA)
    Filmmaker & KASHISH 2012 Filmmaker in Focus

  • KASHISH is the only mainstream queer film festival in India. By mainstream I mean where the films are screened at multiplexes and not in some institution or club. This is very significant as it brings lgbt films across the world to the community and audience in general so that there is not only more exposure to queer stories but it also in the longer run spreads awareness and acceptance.

    ONIR
    Filmmaker & Guest of Honour at KASHISH 2012

  • It was a great time meeting local filmmakers, tasting some authentic food and generally understanding more about being LGBT in India. I’ve always believed that we live in a global village where most experiences are shared – but I also like diversity, that’s what I enjoyed during my time at KASHISH.

    BERWYN ROWLANDS (UK)
    Producer, Festival Director – Iris Prize & KASHISH 2013 Jury member

  • KASHISH is at the forefront of that change and is doing so much to change minds and hearts among the wider public, and to strengthen and nurture the LGBT community’s own perceptions of itself in terms of dignity and humanity.

    ROY WADIA
    Communication Strategist, KASHISH Advisory Board member & Jury

  • KASHISH is the need of our times when a community gets represented through performing arts. Gay rights cannot only be won in the courtroom but it has to win hearts and minds of the people. Cinema is a powerful medium to achieve that and KASHISH has been doing that since 2010.

    PRINCE MANVENDRA SINGH GOHIL
    Activist & guest at KASHISH 2013 Opening Night

  • Film Festivals such as KASHISH must be protected and nurtured. Because it is a niche within the niche of film festivals. I am happy to be part of the jury of a festival of cinema that celebrates diversity and makes spaces for difference.

    JERRY PINTO
    Author, Critic & KASHISH 2013 Jury member

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