Films and Events Schedule at KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2014

Opening Film

Out In The Dark

Co-written and directed by Michael Mayer, Out In The Dark – a profoundly moving portrait of the love story between an ambitious Palestinian student, and an idealistic Israeli lawyer caught in a minefield of socio-political conflict seems to resonate the festival’s theme, “Dare To Dream”. Thoughtful, poignant and hauntingly relevant, it is a story of human turmoil that demands to be seen by anyone who has a palpitating heart.

9.30pm, Liberty Cinema

The second day of the film festival starts with a package of short films about LGBTQ persons who have "Dared To Dream''. The films at Liberty Cinema, include The Falls: Testament of Love about two Mormon missionaries in love, Winter Kept Us Warm, one of the first movies from Canada that depicted same sex love, Judas Kiss with our filmmaker in spotlight Charlie David and homage to iconic filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh with the screening of Memories in March. At the festival's second venue Alliance Francaise, the day will see screenings of short films from Russia, Canada and the Best of Iris films package.


Day 3 of the festival at KASHISH 2014 at Liberty Cinema begins with one of our popular package of short films - Girl Shorts. Red Ribbon Shorts - short films on HIV, will also be screened today. Other highlights include the World Premiere of Rob Williams' Out To Kill and the Canadian film Tru Love. At Alliance Francaise you can catch films from Turkey, Uganda and Cameroon - societies that are extremely homophobic. Mulligans starring Charlie Davids and the first Gujarati gay film Meghdhanushya - The Color Of Life will also be screened at Alliance Francaise


On Day 4, the focus shifts to India and South Asia at KASHISH. The Indian Showcase at Liberty Cinema will screen three cutting edge films - between Dreams And Waking by Ipshita Maitra, The Gift (Eidi) by Pradipta Ray and Mitraa by National Award winning filmmaker Ravi Jadhav. Will This Change? from Bangladesh by director Lok Prakas and the Sri Lankan movie Frangipani offers a window to queer lives in South Asia. Acclaimed Canadian film Lesbiana - A Parallel Revolution and the poignant Bridegroom are other highlights on Saturday. The day ends at Liberty with the screening of Just Two Steps Away directed by Mujir Pasha. Its the last day of screenings at Alliance Francaise and will see the screening of the popular short films package Boy Shorts, the Italian movie Naked Rose about Nazi persecution of gay men and  Canadian film Margarita.

Day 5 and the last day of the film festival is an action-packed day at Liberty Cinema and will see film screenings, panel discussions,closing night ceremony and the best of queer cinema from India and across the world being given awards. The day starts off with Stephen Fry's sojourns in India and one of the most popular short film packages - Indian Masala Mix. Besides two other short film packages, the highlights of the day are the feature films G.B.F. and the closing film John Apple Jack.