South Asia's Biggest Queer Film Festival is back!

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6th KASHISH Mumbai Intentional Queer Film Festival

May 27-31, 2015

Liberty Cinema: May 27-31, 2015

Alliance Francaise de Bombay: May 28-30, 2015

The festival programs the best of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* & queer) films from all over the world, and also organize panel discussions, book readings and filmmaker interactions.

It is open to EVERYONE who is above 18 years old, irrespective of their gender identity and sexual orientation.

The theme for KASHISH 2015 is 'Reaching Out, Touching Hearts', reflecting the urgent need for all of us to reach across barriers and boundaries; to challenge prejudices, change attitudes and create a society that allows each person to live with love and dignity.

To attend KASHISH 2015, everyone has to register by paying a nominal registration fee. Delegate Registrations will open mid April.

Films and Schedule will be announced early May.
Call for Volunteers will open mid April
For any queries write to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


KASHISH Mumbai Intentional 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. It has been voted as one of the Top 5 coolest LGBT Film Festivals in the World and has been listed as one of the Top 5 film festivals in India.

Founded in 2010, KASHISH has grown from strength to strength over the last five years. Held across five days and simultaneously at two venues, the festival attracts close to 7500 footfalls every year. It is the first Indian LGBT festival to receive approval by the Information & Broadcasting Ministry, Government of India.

The festival also attracts Bollywood celebrities, film-makers, critics and academicians from India as well as many international guests from across the world. It receives more than 100 press features every year from Indian press as well as international press, including in The New York Times in 2014.

KASHISH believes that art and films are powerful mediums to bring about social change and the festival uses the reach and spread that KASHISH has already established, as one of Mumbai’s important film festival, to rally public opinion towards equality and dignity for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons. KASHISH uses local, national and international platforms to advocate and sensitize the larger public about LGBT issues.

CHECK out our videos on YOUTUBE: /KASHISHfilmfest

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  • 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
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