KASHISH Global: The 2015 journey

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In 2016

Over the past 6 years KASHISH has facilitated screening at numerous international film festivals of Indian LGBTQ films, which were either award winners or critically acclaimed at its own festival.

KASHISH has collaborated with more than 35 International film festivals in UK, USA, Australia, Czech Republic, Indonesia, China, South Korea, Sweden, Poland, Germany, Romania, etc.

KASHISH in 2015 secured screenings for Indian LGBT films at:

May 2015

Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival

I'DENTITY

 

 

 

 

  • I’dentity by Sharon Flynn was selected to be programmed at the festival

September 2015

QFest (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Breaking Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • A Love Such As This (Ek Maaya Ashi Hi) by Vaibhav Hatkar and Delusion (Brahm) by Manoj Thorat were screened in the program ‘House of Love’.
  • A Full Stop That Searches For Its End (Mudivai Thaedum Muttripulli) by Vivek Vishwanathan , Mr.Gay India by Ashish Sawhny and Guy Next Door by Pradipta Ray.
  • Were screened in the program ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’.
  • Breaking Free by Sridhar Rangayan was screened in the program ‘Human Love Human’.

 

October 2015

Iris Prize (Cardiff, Wales, UK)

Being a partner festival of Iris Prize, each year KASHISH nominates one of its award winning Indian LGBTQ films to Iris Prize, which is the world’s highest cash award for lGBTQ films.

Sundar

Sundar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Prague Indian Film Festival (Prague, Czech Republic)

Mr Gay India

Mr Gay India

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Five films Sundar by Rohan Kanawade, A Full Stop That Searches For Its End (Mudivai Thaedum Muttripulli) by Vivek Vishwanathan, Forbidden Love and Mr.Gay India by Ashish Sawhny, and Breaking Free by Sridhar Rangayan were screened at the festival in Prague
  • Breaking Free was also screened in two more cities in Czech Republic – Brno and Pilsen

 

Homochrom (Cologne, Germany)

SHOT1

 

 

 

 

  • Shot by Ganesh Matkari was selected to screen in the competition section

 

 Manhattan Shorts (Mumbai, India)

  • Shot by Ganesh Matkari was nominated for the Manhattan Short India film festival. It was shortlisted as 10 top nominees by audience votes. It receives a Special Mention by the jury.

 

November 2015

International Queer & Minorities Film Festival (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Forbidden Love

Forbidden Love

 

 

 

 

 

  • Four films have been selected to screen at the festival: Sundar by Rohan Kanawade, A Love Such As This (Ek Maaya Ashi Hi) by Vaibhav Hatkar, Forbidden Love and Mr.Gay India by Ashish Sawhny.

 

Queer Film Festival (Oldenberg, Germany)

  • Shot by Ganesh Matkari will screen at this festival.

 

Perv International Short Film Competition (Marrickville, Australia)

Guy Next Door

Guy Next Door

 

 

 

 

 

  • Guy Next Door by Pradipta Ray was selected to play in the International Shorts Competition on the Opening Night of the festival

 

January 2016

& Proud Yangon LGBT Film Festival (Yangon, Myanmar)

  • The second edition of & Proud Yangon LGBT Film Festival included four films from KASHISH festival – Sundar by Rohan Kanawade, Shot by Ganesh Matkari, Forbidden Love and Mr.Gay India by Ashish Sawhny

 

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