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KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

International Queer film festival.

About

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival invites you to submit your LGBTQ themed films to its 10th Anniversary edition to be held from June 12 - 16, 2019 in Mumbai.The festival is organized by KASHISH Arts Foundation, a not-for-profit trust working towards mainstreaming queer issues through cinema and arts.

 

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first 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.

 

KASHISH MIQFF, now considered South Asia’s biggest LGBTQ film festival and one of world’s top 5 coolest LGBTQ film festival, has over the past 9 editions become one of the biggest pride events in India.

 

Founded in 2010, the festival has grown from strength to strength, attracting close to 9000 footfalls over the 4 1/2 days of the festival at two/three venues. The festival, every year, has screened 110 - 180 films that include shorts, documentaries, features - all centered around LGBTQ themes. The festival also attracts topline Bollywood celebrities, prominent filmmakers and media personalities, and receives every year over 150 write-ups in mainstream press in India and globally.

Awards

- Best Narrative Feature 

- Best Documentary Feature 

- Best Documentary Short 

- Best Indian Narrative Short 

- Best International Narrative Short 

- Riyad Wadia Award for Best Emerging Indian Filmmaker 

- Best Performance in a Lead Role 

- Best Student Short Film 

- QDrishti Film Grant to Indian filmmaker 

Rules

  • ONLY films that pertain to LGBT theme (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender). 
  • Only films completed after January 1, 2017 can be submitted to the festival.
  • Should be a MUMBAI PREMIERE when screened at KASHISH MIQFF. The film should NOT have screened in Mumbai at any film festival, community or NGO screening before 
  • A submission will be considered complete only after the DOWNLOAD IS ENABLED for the film's preview screener in FilmFreeWay. We need this, since download access to your film since internet speeds vary and are not reliable for streaming during online preview. 
  • Should NOT have had a theatrical, satellite release, or streamed on any VOD platforms such as Netflix/ YouTube or any other platforms in India before festival.
  • Screening Media Type: High Definition (HD) digital format in resolution 1920 x 1080 codec H.264 mp4 or mov, upto 2GB.
  • Films can be submitted through FilmFreeWay or directly through festival SurveyMonkey Link.

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

City premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

Sridhar Rangayan (FESTIVAL DIRECTOR)

Saagar Gupta (Director of Programming)

Documents

Place

India
Mumbai

Official website

mumbaiqueerfest.com

Contacts

Address:

802, Bali Residency, Rathodi, Marve Road, Malad West
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400095
India

Email: 
kashish.miqff@gmail.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    November 04, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    November 30, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    February 28, 2019
  • Notifications
    March 31, 2019
  • Event dates
    12 — 16 June 2019
Categories & Fees

ONLY films that pertain to LGBTQ theme International Narrative Short films – live action or animation - UNDER 60 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — $10
  • Regular Deadline — $20

ONLY films that pertain to LGBTQ theme Indian & International narrative feature films – live action or animation – 60 minutes & ABOVE

  • Earlybird Deadline — $15
  • Regular Deadline — $25

ONLY films that pertain to LGBTQ theme International Documentary short films – live action or animation - UNDER 60 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — $10
  • Regular Deadline — $20

Documentary features that are above 60 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $15
  • Regular Deadline — $25

Student Short films from India or anywhere in the world – narrative, documentary or animation - UNDER 60 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — free
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