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.
- 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
Audio language: original
Subtitles language: English
City premiere required.
Jury and Organizers
Sridhar Rangayan (FESTIVAL DIRECTOR)
Saagar Gupta (Director of Programming)
802, Bali Residency, Rathodi, Marve Road, Malad West
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400095
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ONLY films that pertain to LGBTQ theme International Narrative Short films – live action or animation - UNDER 60 minutes
ONLY films that pertain to LGBTQ theme Indian & International narrative feature films – live action or animation – 60 minutes & ABOVE
ONLY films that pertain to LGBTQ theme International Documentary short films – live action or animation - UNDER 60 minutes
Documentary features that are above 60 minutes.
Student Short films from India or anywhere in the world – narrative, documentary or animation - UNDER 60 minutes