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The 5th edition of the KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival concluded on the 25th of May, 2014 at Liberty Cinema. 154 films from 31 countries were screened during the event. Here's a look at the highlights of this 5-day cinematic treat.

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival saw its closing on the 25th of this month. Highlights of the day were 'Interface with Filmmakers, Award Ceremony, Cultural Performances and the special guest Celina Jaitley a Model, Actress & KASHISH Festival Ambassador giving away the 'Rainbow Warriors Award'. Take a look at the closing ceremony.

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival celebrated its 3rd day on the 23rd of this month. Each day around 25 films are screened at two different venues of Kashish. Films are competing for 7 broad categories, take a look at the categories, awards & happenings of its 3rd day.

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival -- South Asia's and India's biggest LGBT film festival celebrated its Day 2 on the 22nd of this month. Take a look at the highlights of the day.

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival -- South Asia's and India's biggest LGBT film festival -- saw its opening on 21st of this month at Liberty cinema in Mumbai. The festival's theme this year is "Dare To Dream" and recognizes the progressive movements for equality and dignity for gay, lesbian and transgender persons across the world, including India.KASHISH Jury this year comprises trailblazing actors and filmmakers with multiple National Film Awards between them. National award winning actor Sarika, filmmaker Onir whose film I Am won the National award in two categories, actor and former Member of Parliament Nitish Bharadwaj, costume designer Pia Benegal, actor Avantika Akerkar and Wadia Movietone director and LGBT rights activist Roy Wadia will judge the films in competition at the festival for the seven award categories.

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival -- South Asia's and India's biggest LGBT film festival -- returns for its fifth year with a large collection of 154 films from 31 countries. India's only mainstream lesbian, gay and transgender film festival and one of the first to receive clearance from the Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting will take place between May 21 - May 25, 2014, at the iconic Liberty Cinema, New Marine Lines and Alliance Française de Bombay.

KASHISH 2014 Festival Trailer - with glimpses from some of the films that are playing at this year's festival. The trailer reflects the spirit of this year's theme: DARE TO DREAM. KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival -- South Asia's and India's biggest LGBT film festival -- returns for its fifth year with a large collection of 154 films from 31 countries. India's only mainstream lesbian, gay and transgender film festival and one the first to receive clearance from the Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting will take place between May 21 - May 25, 2014, at the iconic Liberty Cinema, New Marine Lines and Alliance Française de Bombay (AFB).

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The Opening Night on May 23rd at the 3rd edition KMIQFF

The 3rd edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival hosted an Interface with young filmmakers whose films were being screened at KASHISH 2012. These were first or second time filmmakers, many of them having made the films as part of their college / university work at a film or design school. The interaction with them brought out their passion and determination in making LGBT themed film and what their plans are for the future. The filmmakers were from India, USA, Australia, France and Thailand. And they all traveled to the festival at their own cost. KASHISH is thankful to them and enriched by them.

A Panel Discussion on 'Portrayal of LGBT characters in mainstream cinema, theater and television' was organized on May 27th. Moderated by well known critic Rajeev Masand, the speakers were Renuka Shahane (Actress), Mona Ambegoankar (Actress), Mahesh Dattani (playwright & filmmaker), Kapil Sharma (Actor), Parvati Balgopalan (Filmmaker) and Alankrita Shrivastav (Filmmaker). Festival Director Sridhar Rangayan introduced the event which was sponsored by Nomura.

KASHISH 2012 Press Conference with Shyam Benegal, Sarita Joshi, Renuka Shahane, Mona Ambegoankar...

The fourth edition of India's and South Asia's biggest queer film fest KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is scheduled to be held between May 22-26, 2013. The theme of the festival this year is ``Towards Change''. The festival will screen 132 films from 40 countries.

A Panel Discussion on 'Portrayal of LGBT characters in mainstream cinema, theater and television' was organized on May 27th. Moderated by well known critic Rajeev Masand, the speakers were Renuka Shahane (Actress), Mona Ambegoankar (Actress), Mahesh Dattani (playwright & filmmaker), Kapil Sharma (Actor), Parvati Balgopalan (Filmmaker) and Alankrita Shrivastav (Filmmaker). Festival Director Sridhar Rangayan introduced the event which was sponsored by Nomura.

A video of the highlights from the 3rd edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival held between May 23-27, 2012. The festival screened 110 films from 23 countries over 4 days at two venues. The festival attracted close to 7500 footfalls and a host of filmmakers/celebrities.

The fourth edition of India's and South Asia's biggest queer film fest KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is scheduled to be held between May 22-26, 2013. The theme of the festival this year is ``Towards Change''. 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 theater and one of the first queer festivals to receive clearance from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

The 4th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, held from May 22-26, 2013 was an unforgettable extravaganza - of film screenings, panel discussions,filmmaker interactions, performances, celebrity attandance and above all a fabulous audience turnout. Check out the KASHISH 2013 Festival Highlights here!