KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary in June 2019

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The 10th Anniversary edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival will be held from June 12 – 16, 2019 at two venues – Liberty Carnival Cinemas (June 12-16) and Metro INOX (June 14-16).

South Asia’s biggest and India’s first mainstream LGBTQ film festival, KASHISH 2019, will screen over 160 Films from 40 Countries, along with red carpet events like opening gala, glittering awards ceremony, power-packed panel discussions, filmmaker interfaces and a vibe that is unmatched.

The festival is considered one of the important annual events in Mumbai’s cultural calendar and attracts audiences from across India and international guests. The festival has been graced in previous years by numerous Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities and leading independent filmmakers.

Join us ‘Over The Rainbow’ in a journey of discoveries and affirmations, in a space that is equal and open to everyone – a hallmark of KASHISH!
KASHISH 2019 Theme

KASHISH 2019 festival theme ‘Over The Rainbow’ not only commemorates the reading down of Sec 377 and decriminalization of same-sex relationships in India, but also defines the challenges in store for the LGBTQ community’s journey towards empowerment and social acceptance. Bringing together films from all over the world as well as panel discussions and performances, the festival will showcase the shared struggles and victories, and offer a window to existing and future possibilities. Let’s together journey over the rainbow to discover the land of equality & dignity.

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.

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