We have received an overwhelming response to our call for submissions. Thanking all filmmakers for their participation. We will intimate our selections by end of March.

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer film Festival is gearing for its 4th year. The festival is scheduled to take place in May, 2013 at a mainstream multiplex theater in suburban Mumbai and at Alliance Francaise de Bombay in South Mumbai.

KASHISH MIQFF pioneers as the biggest and only gay & lesbian film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theater and the only queer festival to receive clearance from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Festival’s third edition in 2012 continued its successful growth, witnessing about 7,000 delegates and 25 filmmakers from India and abroad in addition to A-list Bollywood actors, eminent filmmakers and critics,  student filmmakers who enjoyed 120 films (shorts/ features) from 30 countries over five days.

In the completion category, 8 films were awarded with the KASHISH 2012 trophy in different categories including the cash award of Rs. 15,000 for the Best Narrative Feature and Rs. 10,000 for the Best Emerging Indian Filmmaker.

With its 4th edition, KASHISH attempts to bring the best of LGBT cinema from around the world and continues its vision to encourage greater visibility of Indian and International queer cinema among both queer and mainstream audiences as a means to foster better understanding of queer thoughts, desires and expressions.