KASHISH 2018 International Poster Design Contest



KASHISH International Poster Design Contest 2018 – Submission Call


Design KASHISH 2018 Poster to win Cash Award of Rs.25,000 (US$ 380)

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival (India) invites designers across the world to design the official festival poster and overall look for its 9th edition with the theme ‘Together, With Pride’ 

KASHISH 2018 will be held from May 23-27, 2018 in Mumbai.

India's ace fashion designer Wendell Rodricks will pick the winner and also award a cash prize of Rs.25,000* to the winner.

The winning design will be used on billboards (hoardings), banners, cinema slides, delegate cards, T-shirts and catalog cover.

For the past six years KASHISH International Poster Design Contest has become a celebrated worldwide contest, receiving entries from several countries. (see winning designs from earlier years below)

Email your submissions in a high resolution jpeg format to info.kashishmiqff@gmail.com

SUBMISSION DEADLINE – MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018

THEME: ‘Together, With Pride’ 

The 9th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival will celebrate pride and the infinite diversities of families, communities, gender, sex, ethnicity and body types. The fight for equal rights and societal acceptance is also a fight against discrimination of any sort, and equal rights can be only achieved when all of us - LGBTQI and Allies - come together with pride to celebrate being ourselves.


Poster Design Contest Rules

What to Enter
A Poster design that encompasses the KASHISH 2018 theme ‘Together, With Pride’.

How to Enter
Poster Design must include the following:
- Festival’s edition and Name: 9th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
- KASHISH logo available at: http://tinyurl.com/KASHISHlogos
- Tagline: South Asia’s Biggest Queer Film Festival
- Theme line: ‘Together, With Pride’
- Dates and Venues: - Liberty Cinema (May 23-27) and Alliance Française de Bombay (May 24 -26)
- Space for logos of organizers and partners at the bottom of the poster (to be inserted later)

Image Orientation: Portrait. The design should be a VERTICAL (PORTRAIT) image.
Poster size: A2 size (594 X 420 mm or 23.4 X 16.5 inches)
Poster design must be sent in JPEG format. Upon selection it should be available as a Adobe Illustrator / Corel Draw file.
All images used in the poster MUST be free of copyright infringements.

Where to Send
Email a high resolution jpeg to info.kashishmiqff@gmail.com


To complete your submission please REMEMBER to provide the following information:

1. A concept note explaining your design and how it corresponds to the theme of our festival. It will be forwarded to the jury along with your design.  

2. A self-introduction note. The profession you are involved in / or a student.

3. Name of the city and the country you are from or based in.



Poster Design Contest FAQs

When is the deadline?
The deadline for submission of entries should reach us by or before Monday January 15, 2018 at 11:59pm (IST)

Who can submit and how many entries can I submit?
This is an International Competition. Anyone, anywhere in the world can participate. Each participant is allowed to submit maximum TWO entries with FULLY DIFFERENT CREATIVES.

What about images to be used?
It could be graphic design or a photograph that is easily re-producable across design platforms and branding elements. The participant should hold full responsibility of owning the copyright to the images and designs submitted to the contest. The entry will be disqualified if it has any copyrighted image or element.

Where do I submit or send my design?
Email a high resolution jpeg to info.kashishmiqff@gmail.com

How does the judging take place?
The entries will be shortlisted by the KASHISH core team and the winner will be picked by Celebrity judge Wendell Rodricks! The decision of poster selection will be based on relevance, authenticity and innovation.

Can I re-use my poster design from this contest for other projects
No. All submissions cannot be submitted or used fully or partially elsewhere till the results are announced by mid March. The winning design becomes the property of KASHISH and cannot be reused anywhere in full or in parts.

Will I get any credit if my design is selected?
The winner will be credited in the press, festival website and catalog alongwith pic and bio.

Is there any other reward if my design is selected?
The reward includes a cash prize of Rs.25,000 (US$ 380)* sponsored by India's ace fashion designer Wendell Rodricks, a KASHISH award trophy, a copy of the poster, a KASHISH T-shirt and a Festival Guest Pass that allows entry to all festival events during KASHISH 2018 (travel and accommodation to festival at participant’s own cost).

To know more about KASHISH, please visit: http://www.mumbaiqueerfest.com



* Bank transfer charges will be deducted where applicable




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KASHISH 2017 DELEGATE REGISTRATION FAQs


KASHISH 2017 DELEGATE REGISTRATION FAQs

Thank you for your interest in registering to attend 8th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, that will take place from May 24 - 28, 2017 at Liberty Cinema Alliance Française de Bombay. The theme for this year is 'Diverse, One'. 

The festival will screen LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) films from around the world. It is the only LGBTQ film festival to be held in a mainstream theater and the first LGBTQ film festival to obtain clearance from the Information & Broadcasting Ministry.

Below you will find details that will answer most of your queries regarding registration.
We look forward to welcoming you to KASHISH 2017.

·         Festival Dates and Venues: KASHISH MIQFF 2017 will be held May 24-28, 2017 at Liberty Cinema (next to Bombay Hospital, New Marine Lines) and May  25-28, 2017 at Alliance Française de Bombay (New Marine Lines)

·         Timings:
Liberty Cinema:
May 24th - Begins 6.00 pm - Ends 11.30 pm
May 25, 26, 27, 28th - Begins 9.30 am - Ends 11.30 pm

Alliance Française de Bombay:
May 25, 26th - Begins 2.00 pm - Ends 8.15 pm
May 27th - Begins 10.00 am - Ends 8.15 pm
May 28th - Begins 10.00 am - Ends 6.45 pm

·         Entry to festival venues: Festival Entry is for pre-registered Delegates ONLY who have filled out the Delegate Registration Form and obtained a Delegate Card. Entry at both the venues will be allowed only with a valid Delegate Card.

·         Minimum age: Delegates must be ABOVE 18 YEARS OF AGE on 1st May 2017 to attend the festival screenings. Please carry a photo ID and age proof for verification.

·         Charges: A nominal registration fee has to be paid towards the Delegate Card and Festival Catalog. There are different options, please read through carefully:

a) Full-Festival Delegate Card valid at both the venues for all days, for all film screenings and panel discussions, including opening and closing night (except opening night party)
Rs. 600 - for general delegates that allows you to watch screenings at both the venues.  (Earlybird discount of Rs.100 automatically applied till April 30th)

b) Full-Festival Discounted Card for special category valid at both the venues for all days, for all film screenings and panel discussions, including opening and closing night (except opening night party)
Rs 450 - for students, senior citizens (60 years and above), Trans*, and for Alliance Française members who want to attend screenings at both venues. Proof would be required.
(Earlybird discount of Rs.100 automatically applied till April 30th)

c) Weekend Delegate Card valid at both the venues for the weekend only – Saturday and Sunday, including closing night
Rs.400 - The Weekend Delegate Card will be valid ONLY for May 27th Saturday and May 28th Sunday at Liberty Cinema and Alliance Francaise de Bombay.

·         Collect your Delegate Card: Your delegate cards can be collected ONLY at Liberty Cinema during these dates and timings:
May 20-24th Liberty Cinema – 2.00pm to 8.00pm
May 25-27th Liberty Cinema – 9.00am to 8.00pm
May 28th Liberty Cinema – 9.00am to 2.00pm

·         First Come First Serve: Delegate Card does NOT guarantee seating which is strictly on a First Come, First Served basis. However we are confident that all our delegates will get seat as we have a big theatre with 1,000+ seats.
    
·         Any Questions: If you have any queries that have not been mentioned here, or have not received an acknowledgement for your registration, please email: register.kashish@gmail.com

ONLINE DELEGATE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON WEDNESDAY MAY 17, 2017 11.55pm    


HOW CAN YOU HELP #KASHISH2017 ?


HOW CAN YOU HELP #KASHISH2017 ?
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival seeks your support, in any of the areas below -
1. Share info about the festival KASHISH 2017 - 8th Kashish Mumbai Intl Queer Film Festival on social media - FB, twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp
2. Volunteer with the festival - fill out the form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K17Volunteer
You can work with the festival and also watch films
3. Contribute to the festival's crowdfunding campaign: https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/kashish-2017-diverse-one/ Every contribution helps
4. Connect us to a Sponsor - whether it is an airline or hotel, or corporate or gift sponsor, you can help bring in the much needed resources for the festival.
Write to us at info.kashishmiqff(at)gmail.com for our partnership deck
5. Host a visiting filmmaker - many filmmakers, whose films are playing, from India and abroad are interested in coming to the festival. We are looking for friendly hosts who could offer a room or couch for few days.
Write to us at info.kashishmiqff(at)gmail.com
6. Give us LOVE - this can be done by liking this, sharing this and helping with any of the above :-)
It's your festival, lets make a great one together!
#DiverseOne

KASHISH 2017 Crowdfunding FAQs

To contribute to ‘KASHISH 2017 – ‘Diverse, One’ Crowdfunding Campaign, please visit: https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/kashish-2017-diverse-one/

Please find below FAQs for contributing on our KASHISH 2017 Crowdfunding Campaign 

 KASHISH 2017  - Diverse, One



REWARDS FAQs
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Red Star
Rs.500 (US $8)

Rewards:
  • Acknowledgement as ‘Friends of KASHISH’ in festival catalog, on website and social media shoutout
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Orange Star
Rs.1000 (US $16)

Rewards:
  • One free Delegate Registration for entry to KASHISH 2017
  • Acknowledgement as ‘Friends of KASHISH’ in festival catalog, on website and social media shoutout
Delivery:
  1. Delegate registrations to KASHISH 2017 will open April 15th 2017
  2. You will receive an email with discount code for one FREE registration to attend KASHISH 2017
  3. If you are not in Mumbai, you can NOMINATE one person in Mumbai to avail of the free Delegate Registration. You need to share the nominee’s name and valid email id so that we can forward the incentive to nominee. The discount code will be sent to the nominee and only a notification to you
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Yellow Star
Rs.2000 (US $32)

Rewards:
  • KASHISH 2017 T-shirt
  • One Delegate Registration for entry to KASHISH 2017
  • Acknowledgement as ‘Friends of KASHISH’ in festival catalog, on website and social media shoutout
Delivery:
  1. Your T-shirt can be collected between May 25th – 28th (2.00 pm to 8.00 pm) at KASHISH Stall at Liberty Cinema. Or else it will be couriered after June 15th to your registered postal address. For international donors please add US $ 10 for shipping charges, by post
  2. Delegate registrations to KASHISH 2017 will open April 15th 2017 
  3. You will receive an email with discount code for one FREE registration to attend KASHISH 2017
  4. If you are not in Mumbai, you can NOMINATE one person in Mumbai to avail of the free Delegate Registration. You need to share the nominee’s name and valid email id so that we can forward the incentive to nominee. The discount code will be sent to the nominee and only a notification to you
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Green Star
Rs.3500 (US $56)

Rewards:
  • Priority seating in Balcony at Liberty Cinema
  • KASHISH 2017 T-shirt 
  • One Delegate Registration for entry to KASHISH 2017 
  • Acknowledgement as ‘Friends of KASHISH’ in festival catalog on  website and social media shoutout
Delivery:
  1. Your Badge will have a coding allowing you Priority seating in Balcony
  2. KASHISH 2017 T-shirt can be collected between May 25th – 28th (2.00 pm to 8.00 pm) at KASHISH Stall at Liberty Cinema. Or else it will be couriered after June 15th to your registered postal address. For international donors please add US $ 10 for shipping charges, by post
  3. Delegate registrations to KASHISH 2017 will open April 15th 2017 
  4. You will receive an email with discount code for one FREE registration to attend KASHISH 2017
  5. If you are not in Mumbai, you can NOMINATE one person in Mumbai to avail of the free Delegate Registration. You need to share the nominee’s name and valid email id so that we can forward the incentive to nominee. The discount code will be sent to the nominee and only a notification to you
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Blue Star
Rs.5000 (US $80)

Rewards:
  • Exclusive Invite for ONE to the KASHISH 2017 Red Carpet Opening Night Party
  • Priority seating in Balcony at Liberty Cinema
  • KASHISH 2017 T-shirt
  • One Delegate Registration for entry to KASHISH 2017
  • Acknowledgement as ‘Friends of KASHISH’ in festival catalog, on website and social media shoutout
Or
  • Get a Half-Page Black / White Advertisement in the KASHISH 2017 Festival Catalog for your organization / business / services
  • One Delegate Registration for entry to KASHISH 2017
  • Acknowledgement as ‘Friends of KASHISH’ in festival catalog, on website and social media shoutout
Delivery:
  1. You will receive a personal email inviting you to the KASHISH 2017 Opening Night Party
  2. Your Badge will have a coding allowing you Priority seating in Balcony
  3. Your KASHISH 2017 T-shirt can be collected between May 25th – 28th (2.00 pm to 8.00 pm) at KASHISH Stall at Liberty Cinema. Or else it will be couriered after June 15th to your registered postal address. For international donors please add US $ 10 for shipping charges, by post
  4. Delegate registrations to KASHISH 2017 will open April 15th 2017 
  5. You will receive an email with discount code for one FREE registration to attend KASHISH 2017
  6. If you are not in Mumbai, you can NOMINATE one person in Mumbai to avail of the free Delegate Registration. You need to share the nominee’s name and valid email id so that we can forward the incentive to nominee. The discount code will be sent to the nominee and only a notification to you
  7. For those opting for Advertisement in KASHISH 2017 Festival Catalog, you can avail of Half-Page Ad size: 6" width x 4 1/4" height (160x110mm), Format: 300 dpi Jpeg or Pdf. Deadline for Ad to reach us: April 30, 2017. But rush early to book a good spot in the catalog.
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Indigo Star
Rs.7500 (US $116)

Rewards:
  • Priority seating in Balcony for TWO at Liberty Cinema
  • Exclusive Invite for ONE to the KASHISH 2017 Red Carpet Opening Night Party 
  • KASHISH 2017 T-shirt 
  • TWO Delegate Registrations for entry to KASHISH 2017 
  • Acknowledgement as ‘Friends of KASHISH’ in festival catalog on  website and social media shoutout
Or
  • Get a Full-Page B/W Advertisement in the KASHISH 2017 Festival Catalog for your organization / business / services
  • One Delegate Registration for entry to KASHISH 2017 
  • Acknowledgement as ‘Friends of KASHISH’ in festival catalog, on website and social media shoutout
Delivery:
  1. You will receive a personal email inviting you to the KASHISH 2017 Opening Night Party
  2. Your Badge will have a coding allowing you Priority seating in Balcony
  3. Your KASHISH 2017 T-shirt can be collected between May 25th – 28th (2.00 pm to 8.00 pm) at KASHISH Stall at Liberty Cinema. Or else it will be couriered after June 15th to your registered postal address. For international donors please add US $ 10 for shipping charges, by post
  4. Delegate registrations to KASHISH 2017 will open April 15th 2017 
  5. You will receive an email with 2 discount codes for one FREE registration to attend KASHISH 2017.
  6. If you are not in Mumbai, you can NOMINATE one person in Mumbai to avail of the free Delegate Registration. You need to share the nominee’s name and valid email id so that we can forward the incentive to nominee. The discount code will be sent to the nominee and only a notification to you
  7. For those opting for Ad in KASHISH 2017 Festival Catalog, you can avail of a Full-Page Black & White Ad size: 6 " width x 8 1/2" height (160mm x 220mm), Format: 300 dpi Jpeg or Pdf. Deadline for Ad to reach us: April 30, 2017. But rush early to book a good spot in the catalog.
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Violet Star
Rs.10,000 (US $160)

Rewards:
  • Exclusive Invites for TWO to the KASHISH 2017 Red Carpet Opening Night Party 
  • Priority seating in Balcony for TWO at Liberty Cinema
  • KASHISH 2017 T-shirt 
  • Two Delegate Registration for entry to KASHISH 2017 
  • Acknowledgement as ‘Friends of KASHISH’ in festival catalog, on website and social media shoutout
Or
  • Get a Half-Page Colour Advertisement in the KASHISH 2017 Festival Catalog for your organization / business / services
  • One Delegate Registration for entry to KASHISH 2017 
  • Acknowledgement as ‘Friends of KASHISH’ in festival catalog, on website and social media shoutout
Delivery:
  1. You will receive a personal email with TWO invites for the KASHISH 2017 Opening Night
  2. Your Badge will have a coding allowing you Priority seating in Balcony
  3. Your KASHISH 2017 T-shirt can be collected between May 25th – 28th (2.00 pm to 8.00 pm) at KASHISH Stall at Liberty Cinema. Or else it will be couriered after June 15th to your registered postal address. For international donors please add US $ 10 for shipping charges, by post
  4. Delegate registrations to KASHISH 2017 will open April 15th 2017 
  5. You will receive an email with TWO discount codes for FREE registration to attend KASHISH 2017.
  6. If you are not in Mumbai, you can NOMINATE one person in Mumbai to avail of the free Delegate Registration. You need to share the nominee’s name and valid email id so that we can forward the incentive to nominee. The discount code will be sent to the nominee and only a notification to you
  7. For those opting for Ad in KASHISH 2017 Festival Catalog, you can avail of Half-Page Colour Ad size: 6" width x 4 1/4" height (160x110mm), Format: 300 dpi Jpeg (CMYK) or Pdf. Deadline for Ad to reach us: April 30, 2017. But rush early to book a good spot in the catalog.
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Rainbow Star
Rs.15,000 (US $232)

Rewards:
  • Special KASHISH 2017 Gift Hamper
  • Exclusive Invites for TWO to the KASHISH 2017 Red Carpet Opening Night Party 
  • Priority seating in Balcony for TWO at Liberty Cinema
  • KASHISH 2017 T-shirt 
  • Two Delegate Registration for entry to KASHISH 2017 
  • Acknowledgement as ‘Friends of KASHISH’ in festival catalog, on website and social media shoutout
Or
  • Get a free Full-Page Colour Advertisement in KASHISH 2017 Festival Catalog for your organization / business / services
  • One Delegate Registration for entry to KASHISH 2017
  • Acknowledgement as ‘Friends of KASHISH’ in festival catalog, on website and social media shoutout
Delivery:
  1. You will receive a personal email with TWO invites for the KASHISH 2017 Opening Night
  2. Your Badge will have a coding allowing you Priority seating in Balcony
  3. Your special gift hamper, and T-shirt can be collected between May 25th – 28th (2.00 pm to 8.00 pm) from KASHISH Stall at Liberty Cinema. Or else it will be couriered after June 15th to your registered postal address. For international donors please add US $ 30 for shipping charges, by courier. 
  4. Delegate registrations to KASHISH 2017 will open April 15th 2017 
  5. You will receive an email with two discount codes for TWO FREE registration to attend KASHISH 2017
  6. If you are not in Mumbai, you can NOMINATE one person in Mumbai to avail of the free Delegate Registration. You need to share the nominee’s name and valid email id so that we can forward the incentive to nominee. The discount code will be sent to the nominee and only a notification to you
  7. For those opting for Ad in KASHISH 2017 Festival Catalog, you can avail of a Full-Page Colour Ad size: 6 " width x 8 1/2" height (160mm x 220mm), Format: 300 dpi Jpeg or Pdf. Deadline for Ad to reach us: April 30, 2017. But rush early to book a good spot in the catalog
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✫Silver Star✫
Rs.25,000 (US $400)

Rewards:
  • Shout-Out: Your name mentioned on stage at the Opening Night, thanking you
  • Special KASHISH 2017 Gift Hamper
  • Exclusive Invites for TWO to the KASHISH 2017 Red Carpet Opening Night Party 
  • Priority seating in Balcony for TWO at Liberty Cinema
  • KASHISH 2017 T-shirt 
  • Two Delegate Registration for entry to KASHISH 2017 
  • Acknowledgement as ‘Friends of KASHISH’ in festival catalog, on website and social media shoutout
Or
  • Get a Stall for One Day at Liberty Cinema 
  • One Delegate Registration for entry to KASHISH 2017
  • Acknowledgement as ‘Friends of KASHISH’ in festival catalog, on website and social media shoutout
Delivery:
  1. You will receive a personal email with TWO invites for the KASHISH 2017 Opening Night
  2. Your Badge will have a coding allowing you Priority seating in Balcony
  3. Your special gift hamper, and T-shirt can be collected between May 25th – 28th (2.00 pm to 8.00 pm) from KASHISH Stall at Liberty Cinema. Or else it will be couriered after June 15th to your registered postal address. For international donors please add US $ 30 for shipping charges, by courier. 
  4. Delegate registrations to KASHISH 2017 will open April 15th 2017 
  5. You will receive an email with two discount codes for TWO FREE registration to attend KASHISH 2017
  6. If you are not in Mumbai, you can NOMINATE one person in Mumbai to avail of the free Delegate Registration. You need to share the nominee’s name and valid email id so that we can forward the incentive to nominee. The discount code will be sent to the nominee and only a notification to you
  7. For those opting for Stall, we will email details of dimensions and other logistics 
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✫Gold Star✫
Rs.50,000 (US $800)

Rewards:
  • Slide Shout-Out: Your name projected on a slide and mentioned on stage at the Opening Night, thanking you
  • Special KASHISH 2017 Gift Hamper
  • Exclusive Invites for TWO to the KASHISH 2017 Red Carpet Opening Night Party 
  • Priority seating in Balcony for TWO at Liberty Cinema
  • KASHISH 2017 T-shirt 
  • Two Delegate Registration for entry to KASHISH 2017 
  • Acknowledgement as ‘Friends of KASHISH’ in festival catalog, on website and social media shoutout
Or
  • Get a Stall for Two Days at Liberty Cinema
  • Two Delegate Registrations for entry to KASHISH 2017
  • Acknowledgement as ‘Friends of KASHISH’ in festival catalog, on website and social media shoutout
Delivery:
  1. You will receive a personal email with TWO invites for the KASHISH 2017 Opening Night
  2. Your Badge will have a coding allowing you Priority seating in Balcony
  3. Your special gift hamper, and T-shirt can be collected between May 25th – 28th (2.00 pm to 8.00 pm) from KASHISH Stall at Liberty Cinema. Or else it will be couriered after June 15th to your registered postal address. For international donors please add US $ 30 for shipping charges, by courier. 
  4. Delegate registrations to KASHISH 2017 will open April 15th 2017 
  5. You will receive an email with two discount codes for TWO FREE registration to attend KASHISH 2017
  6. If you are not in Mumbai, you can NOMINATE one person in Mumbai to avail of the free Delegate Registration. You need to share the nominee’s name and valid email id so that we can forward the incentive to nominee. The discount code will be sent to the nominee and only a notification to you
  7. For those opting for Stall, we will email details of dimensions and other logistics 
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To contribute to ‘KASHISH 2017 – ‘Diverse, One’ Crowdfunding Campaign, please visit: https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/kashish-2017-diverse-one/

Mumbai architect wins KASHISH 2017 poster contest, Wendell Rodricks picks winner

Poster portrays the theme of 8th edition of South Asia’s biggest LGBTQ film fest – ‘Diverse, One’

India’s top fashion designer Wendell Rodricks has picked the poster design submitted by Mumbai-based architect Benny Mathew as the winner of the KASHISH International Poster Contest 2017. The poster – that reflects the festival theme – ‘Diverse, One’ – will be the look of the KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2017. The 8th edition of South Asia’s biggest and India’s only mainstream LGBTQ film festival will be held in Mumbai from May 24-May 28, 2017. The festival venues are the city’s iconic art deco theatre Liberty Cinema and Alliance Francaise in South Mumbai.
"What is great about this poster is the face yet the facelessness. People see the LGBTQ community as a shadow of faces for the most part. But we do have a face and an increasingly prominent place in society. In our diverse contributions, we are one with society and the world. The poster wins because it has a plural narrative in both the visual form and written word. Above all the poster is striking, arresting and international in appeal. Congratulations to the winner,” said Wendell Rodricks. The poster will be the look of KASHISH 2017 and also wins for its designer Benny Matthew a cash prize of Rs 20,000 instituted by Wendell Rodricks.

Sridhar Rangayan, Festival Director of KASHISH MIQFF said that the poster was stunning. “Once again, Wendell Rodricks has picked a stunning winner. The design truly represents the diversity of the community with the various words of gender and sexual identities coming together to form one face. We are truly excited to unveil this poster that will be the face of KASHISH 2017,” said Sridhar Rangayan.
The winner of the poster contest Benny Mathew is a practicing architect and Head- Design & Concepts Head, with a Mumbai-based architectural firm. “I love design. Besides architecture, graphic design is something that I am passionate about and this poster contest just allowed me to explore my creativity. I was overwhelmed when I got to know that my design was selected out of numerous entries worldwide and especially when it was selected by Wendell Rodricks himself,” said Benny Mathew.
For the past five years KASHISH International Poster Design Contest has become a worldwide contest, receiving entries from several countries from both artists and professionals. KASHISH invited designers across the world to design the official festival poster and overall look for its 8th edition with the theme ‘Diverse, One’. The theme of KASHISH 2017 explores the diversity of the LGBTQ community. The diverse shades of the rainbow remind us that as people we are all different and we are all unique.

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 

Founded in 2010, KASHISH MIQFF is held over 5 days at two venues. The festival this year will be held at Liberty Cinema and Alliance Francaise in South Mumbai. It is the first Indian LGBT festival to be held with approval by the Information & Broadcasting Ministry, Government of India. Voted as one of the Top 5 LGBT Film Festival in the world, KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is South Asia's biggest queer film festival and the only LGBT film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theater. The film festival this year will be held between May 24-May 28, 2017, at two venues in South Mumbai – the city’s iconic art deco theatre Liberty Cinema and Alliance Francaise.

THEME of KASHISH 2017 : ‘Diverse, One’ 

The theme of KASHISH 2017 explores the diversity of the LGBTQ community. The diverse shades of the rainbow remind us that as people we are all different and we are all unique. In the fight for an equal society, basic human rights and against laws that criminalize and discriminate, it is our shared values that bring us together. We are strongest when we come together, when we embrace one another’s uniqueness and celebrate our differences. We are Diverse, We are One.