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KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

12 Jun, 2019 - 16 Jun, 2019

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival invites you to submit your LGBTQ themed films to the 10th Anniversary of the festival which will 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 South Asia’s biggest LGBTQ film festival and has been voted as one of world’s top 5 coolest LGBTQ film festival. The festival is also one of the biggest pride events in India.

The festival accepts submissions of Features, Documentaries, Short films, Experimental films, and music videos – all should be related to LGBTQ lives and stories.

The theme for KASHISH 2019 is ‘Over The Rainbow’.


KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

Founded in 2010, and held every year for the past seven years, KASHISH attracts close to 8500 footfalls every year over its 5 days festival at two venues. It is the first Indian LGBT festival to be held with approval by the Information & Broadcasting Ministry, Government of India.

The festival has also attracted topline Bollywood celebrities, filmmakers, critics and academicians from India as well as many international guests from across the world. It was voted as one of the ‘Top 5 coolest LGBT film festivals in the world’ by an audience poll conducted by MovieMaker magazine, USA. It receives more than 100 press features every year from the Indian press as well as international press, including New York Times.

KASHISH believes that films and art are a powerful medium to bring about social change and the festival uses the reach and spread that KASHISH has already established, as one of Mumbai’s important film festival, to rally public opinion towards equality and dignity for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons. KASHISH uses local, national and international platforms to advocate and sensitize the larger public about LGBT issues.

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is presented by KASHISH Arts Foundation, and organized by Solaris Pictures.


KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is an attempt to encourage greater visibility of Indian and International queer cinema among both queer and mainstream audiences as a means to foster a better understanding of queer thoughts, desires, and expressions.



12 Jun, 2019
16 Jun, 2019


Festival Director – Sridhar Rangayan
+91 22 28618239