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LARGEST CASH AWARD FOR LGBTQ FILMS IN SOUTH ASIA

The 9th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival will hand out cash wards of Rs 2.65 lakhs – the largest cash award for LGBTQ films in South Asia. Films will compete in eight categories. The festival – South Asia’s biggest LGBTQ film festival – will he held between May 23-27, 2018 at two iconic venues in Mumbai – Liberty Carnival Cinemas and Metro Inox. 140 films from 45 countries will be screened at the festival, including 33 Indian LGBTQ films.

“This year at KASHISH, our Award Partners have upped the value for recognizing talent with total cash awards of of Rs.2,65,000. A huge big thanks to all our Award partners. Now may the best films win,” said Sridhar Rangayan, Festival Director. The awards will be announced at the Closing ceremony on May 27, 2018 at Liberty Carnival Cinemas.

KASHISH 2018 Awards

* QDrishti Film Grant : sponsored by Lotus Visual : Rs.1,00,000
* Best Narrative Feature : sponsored by Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares : Rs.30,000
* Best Indian Narrative Short : sponsored by Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares : Rs.20,000
* Best Performance in a Lead Role : sponsored by Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares : Rs.20,000
* K.F.Patil Unity in Diversity Award for Best Documentary Feature : sponsored by K.F.Patil Charitable Trust : Rs.15,000
* K.F.Patil Unity in Diversity Award for Best Documentary Short : sponsored by K.F.Patil Charitable Trust : Rs.10,000
* Riyad Wadia Award for Best Indian Emerging Filmmaker ; sponsored by Wadia Movietone : Rs.15,000
* Best Student Short Film : Whistling Woods International : Rs.15,000
* Best Poster Design : sponsored by Wendell Rodricks : Rs.25,000
* 2day Free HD Shooting Kit in 3 categories : sponsored by Accord Equips

and new this year:
* Best International Narrative Short : sponsored by KASHISH Arts Foundation : Rs.15,000

 

The Film Awards At a Glance

Best Narrative Feature

The highest award at KASHISH is given to the best narrative feature. This category includes Indian and International narrative features completed after January 1, 2017 and having their Mumbai Premiere at KASHISH 2017. It carries a trophy, a gift hamper and cash award of Rs 30,000 sponsored by Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares.

K.F. Patil Unity in Diversity Award for Best Documentary Feature

The best documentary feature award category includes Indian and International documentaries completed after January 1, 2017 and having their Mumbai Premiere at KASHISH. It carries a trophy and a gift hamper and a cash prize of Rs 15,000 sponsored by the K.F. Patil Charitable Trust.

K.F. Patil Unity in Diversity Award for Best Documentary Short

The best documentary short award category includes Indian and International documentary short films which are under 50 minutes, completed after January 1, 2017 and having their Mumbai Premiere at KASHISH. It carries a cash prize of Rs 10,000 sponsored by the K.F. Patil Charitable Trust. Winners are also awarded a trophy, a gift hamper and a free 2 day HD shooting kit (camera, mike and one light) sponsored by Accord Equips.

Best International Narrative Short

International narrative short films completed after January 1, 2017 and having their Mumbai Premier at KASHISH compete for this award. It carries a trophy, a gift hamper and cash award of Rs 15,000 sponsored by KASHISH Arts Foundation.

Best Indian Narrative Short

Indian narrative short films completed after January 1, 2017 and having their Mumbai Premiere at KASHISH compete for this award. It carries a cash award of Rs 20,000 sponsored by Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares. Winners are awarded a trophy, a gift hamper and a free 2 day HD shooting kit (camera, mike and one light) sponsored by Accord Equips.

Best Performance in a Lead Role

Best performance by an actor – male, female or Trans* – portraying an LGBTQ character in any of the features or shorts that are part of the competitive categories. It carries a trophy, a gift hamper and cash award of Rs 20,000 sponsored by Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares.

QDrishti Film Grant

Launched in KASHISH 2016, it is an artist grant to support an independent filmmakers based in India to make their next LGBTQ‐themed film. Filmmakers of Indian narrative or documentary short films completed after January 1, 2017 and have an aesthetic vision are eligible for nomination. The winner will be chosen by jury panel who will consider not only merit of the film, but also the vision of the filmmaker. Sponsored by Lotus Visual it carries Rs.1,00,000 grant and mentorship by KASHISH Advisory Board members.

Riyad Wadia Award for Best Emerging Indian Filmmaker

Instituted in memory of late filmmaker Riyad Wadia, who made India’s first gay film BOMgAY. Indian narrative and documentary short films that are the filmmaker’s first or second film completed after January 1, 2017 compete for this award that carries cash award of Rs.15,000 sponsored by Wadia Movietone, a trophy, a gift hamper, and a free 2 day HD shooting kit (camera, mike and one light) sponsored by Accord Equips.

 

Online registrations are open at https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/kashish-2018/ET00073838

About KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

Voted as one of the Top 5 LGBT Film Festival in the World, KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is South Asia’s biggest queer film festival and the only LGBT film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theatre. Founded in 2010, KASHISH is held over 5 days at three venues. It is the first Indian LGBT festival to be held with approval by the Information & Broadcasting Ministry, Government of India. KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is presented by KASHISH Arts Foundation and organized by Solaris Pictures. Besides the annual film festival its other initiatives are KASHISH Forward – India’s first travelling campus LGBTQ film festival, KASHISH Global – that facilitates screening of Indian LGBTQ films across the world, Best of KASHISH film screenings and KASHISH Chalchitra Utsav – a festival of LGBTQ films in regional languages.

KASHISH 2018 FESTIVAL THEME

The 9th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival will celebrate pride and the infinite diversities of families, communities, gender, sex, ethnicity and body types. The fight for equal rights and societal acceptance is also a fight against discrimination of any sort, and equal rights can be only achieved when all of us – LGBTIQ and Allies – come together with pride to celebrate being ourselves.

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