KASHISH 2013: Dates announced

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film festival 2013 - the fourth edition of India's biggest queer film fest is scheduled to be held between May 22-26, 2013.

 "The growth and spread of KASHISH has been phenomenal. We are in our fourth year and there are a lot more expectations. It will be a challenge to ensure that we balance awareness and entertainment to provide a diverse range of programs for our audiences. KASHISH is no more just a film festival, but an annual cultural experience, and we hope to live up to it,'' said festival director Sridhar Rangayan.

 The 4th edition of the festival will be held at a Cinemax Versova in Andheri West between May 22-26, 2013 and at Alliance Française de Bombayfrom May 23-25, 2013. The festival will screen 132 films from 40 countries.

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first and only gay & lesbian film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theatre and one of the first queer festivals to receive clearance from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

The theme of the festival this year is ``Towards Change''. 

Films in competition will be judged by a jury comprising well-respected  names from the field of films, theatre and literature. The films in competition will compete for the following awards - Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short, Best International Narrative Short, Best Indian Narrative Short and the Riyad Wadia Award for Best Emerging Indian Filmmaker.

Click to check KASHISH 2012 winners