Submit your film for KASHISH 2016

NOTE: KASHISH 2016 Film Submissions are now closed.
Thanks everyone who have sent their entries.
Our programming team will contact you by end March with decisions.

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is now accepting film submissions for its 7th edition to be held from May 25 – 29, 2016 at two venues – Liberty Cinema and Alliance Francaise de Bombay.

Filmmakers / Producers / Distributors across the world are invited to submit features, documentaries and short films that highlight / focus on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) themes and expressions.

There is NO SUBMISSION FEE to submit the film to the festival.  Also the festival DOES NOT PAY SCREENING FEE since it invests its limited resources in showcasing the films to the best possible extent.

KASHISH 2016 Festival Theme is ‘7 Shades of Love’, underlining the message that at the core of human relationships is the capacity to love each other and offer respect so that each person can live with equality and dignity.

Note: This is only the overall festival theme and all films need not coincide with the theme. The festival programs a broad range of films with diverse LGBTQ themes.


Last couple of days we have received numerous requests from filmmakers both in India and around the world to extend the deadline.
Considering their requests, we have decided to extend film submissions deadline to February 8, 2016 midnight.

Films can be submitted through FilmFreeWay or directly through our SurveyMonkey Link. You will find all rules and regulations at the links below:

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About KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first and only LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theater, and the first LGBTQ film festival in India to receive clearance from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Over the previous 6 editions, from 2010 to 2015, the festival has grown from strength to strength, attracting close to 8500 footfalls over the 4 1/2 days of the festival at two/three venues. The festival, every year, has screened from 110 films to 180 films that include shorts, documentaries, features – all centered around LGBTQ themes.

KASHISH is now considered one of Mumbai’s prominent cultural event and is the biggest LGBTQ film festival in South Asia. KASHISH was voted as one of the top 5 coolest LGBTQ film festivals in the world by a worldwide poll conducted by MovieMaker Magazine.