KASHISH 2017 International Poster Design Contest

KASHISH International Poster Design Contest 2017 – Submission Call

Design KASHISH 2017 Poster to win Cash Award of Rs.20,000 (US$ 300)

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival invites designers across the world to design the official festival poster and overall look for its 8th edition with the theme ‘Diverse, One’ 

KASHISH 2017 will be held from May 24-28, 2017 in Mumbai.

India's top fashion designer Padma Shri Wendell Rodricks will pick the winner and also award a cash prize of Rs.20,000* 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 five years KASHISH International Poster Design Contest has become a celebrated worldwide contest, receiving entries from several countries. (see winning designs from earlier years below)


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. 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.

Poster Design Contest Rules

What to Enter
A Poster design that encompasses the KASHISH 2017 theme ‘Diverse, One’.

How to Enter
Poster Design must include the following:
- Festival’s edition & Name: 8th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
- KASHISH logo available at: http://tinyurl.com/KASHISHlogos
- Tagline: South Asia’s Biggest Queer Film Festival
- Theme line: ‘Diverse, One’
- Dates & Venues: - Liberty Cinema (May 24-28th) and Alliance Française de Bombay (May25-27th)
- Space for logos of organizers & 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-intro 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 Sunday February 19, 2017 at 12:00 midnight (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.20,000 (US$ 300)* sponsored by India's top 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 2017 (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


Stay in Touch:

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
Festival Website: http://www.mumbaiqueerfest.com/ 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Kashish.MIQFF
Twitter: http://twitter.com/KashishMIQFF
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/KASHISHfilmfest

KASHISH MIQFF Logos for Poster Contest

Submit your LGBTQ film to KASHISH 2017

Submit your #LGBTQ film to South Asia's biggest LGBTQ film festival:
Film submissions open on FilmFreeway for #KASHISH2017 : 
Deadline: February 12, 2017, but early submissions encouraged as we start preview soon.

KASHISH 2016 Crowdfunding on Wishberry

We need love, we need support, we need your contribution
Please contribute to our ‪#‎crowdfunding‬ campaign on WishBerry.in
‪#‎Share‬ ‪#‎7ShadesOfLove‬
We have lots of goodies - Free Registration, T-shirt, DVD, Opening night party invite, VIP seating, special hamper, etc +++ a big THANK YOU of course

KASHISH 2016 Delegate Registration FAQs

Thank you for your interest in registering to attend 7th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival that will take place from May 25 - 29, 2016 at Liberty Cinema. May 26 - 28, 2016 at Alliance Française de Bombay and May 26 - 28, 2016 at Max Mueller Bhavan. The theme for this year is '7 Shades Of Love'. 

Registrations are now open online for KASHISH 2016, and you can access the same at  https://www.instamojo.com/KASHISH_2016

Below you will find details that will answer most of your queries regarding registration.
We look forward to welcoming you to KASHISH 2016.


·         Festival Dates and Venues: : KASHISH MIQFF 2016 will be held May 25-29, 2016 at Liberty Cinema (next to Bombay Hospital, New Marine Lines), May  26-28, 2016 at Alliance Française de Bombay (New Marine Lines) and May  26-28, 2016 at Max Mueller Bhavan (Kala Ghoda)

·         Timings:
Liberty Cinema:
May 25th - Begins 7.00 pm - Ends 12.15 am
May 26, 27, 28, 29th - Begins 9.30 am - Ends 12.15 am

Alliance Française de Bombay:
May 26, 27th - Begins 1.15 pm - Ends 8.15 pm
May 28th - Begins 10.00 am - Ends 8.15 pm

Max Mueller Bhavan:
May 26, 27, 28th - Begins 10.00 am - Ends 8.15 pm

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

·         Minimum age: Delegates must be ABOVE 18 YEARS OF AGE on 1st May 2016 to attend the festival screenings. Please carry a photo ID and age proof for verification.

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

a) 3-Venue Delegate Card valid at all the 3 venues for all days for all film screenings and panel discussions, including opening and closing night (except opening night party)

i) Rs. 500 - for general delegates that allows you to watch screenings at both the venues.  (Use Discount Code K16EBG till April 24th to avail Rs.100 discount)
ii) Rs 300 - 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. (Use Discount Code K16EBS till April 24th to avail Rs.60 discount)

b) One-Venue Delegate Card valid only for Alliance Francaise members who want to attend screening ONLY at Alliance Francaise
This is a FREE card.
There are no registration charges. However, they need to fill up the Registration form online or at Alliance Française. This One Venue Delegate Card is valid only for entry to AF screenings and not at Liberty Cinema and Max Mueller Bhavan.

b) Weekend Delegate Card
This year, delegates can opt for a Weekend Delegate Card that is valid for 2 days - Saturday and Sunday
The Weekend Delegate Card will be valid ONLY for May 28th Saturday and May 29th Sunday at Liberty Cinema, Alliance Francaise and Max Mueller Bhavan.

·         Online Registrations: You can register and pay online till FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016 11.55 pm at:
Please check and use the option that works best for you. Please make sure you fill out all relevant information correctly, specially your valid email id.

Once you have registered online, you will receive a mail from Instamojo that your payment is successful.
Within a week KASHISH will send you a confirmation mail, with your Registration Number, at the email id you have used to fill the registration form.

·         Offline Registrations: You can fill out the off-line registration form and pay the fees by cash from Monday APRIL 11, 2016 till FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016 8.00 pm at:
The Humsafar Trust
3rd Floor, Manthan Plaza
Nehru Road, Vakola Market
Santacruz East, Mumbai
Ph: 26673800 / 26650547
Timings: 12.00noon to 8.00pm on all days, except Saturday and Sunday
Contact person: Vivek Patil

Offline Registrations may also be available at several events through April and May. Please check our Facebook Page for updates: http://www.facebook.com/Kashish.MIQFF

·         Spot Registration: If you missed the online registration, do not worry. Spot Registration will be available ONLY at Liberty Cinema from May 21st  to May 29th 2016
i)             Full Festival Delegate Card – General Delegates - Rs.600
ii)            Full Festival Delegate Card – Students/Trans*/AFB members - Rs.400
iii)           Weekend Delegate Card  - Saturday+Sunday – Rs.400

Timings of counter will be:
May 21-25th Liberty Cinema – 2.00pm to 8.00pm
May 26-28th Liberty Cinema – 9.00am to 8.00pm
May 29th Liberty Cinema – 9.00am to 2.00pm

·         Collect your Delegate Card: Your delegate cards can be collected at the festival venue Liberty Cinema during these timings:
May 21-24th Liberty Cinema – 2.00pm to 8.00pm (before the festival)
May 25th Liberty Cinema – 2.00pm to 8.00pm
May 26-28th Liberty Cinema – 9.00am to 8.00pm
May 29th Liberty Cinema – 9.00am to 2.00pm
Please note Festival Catalog will not be available at the counter before the festival. 
It will be distributed on May 25th at the opening and then available at counter from May 26th onwards.

Please quote your Delegate ID number or show our earlier email with the code for collection.

·         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 bigger theatre with over 1,000 seats and three venues which are close by.

·         Exclusive Opening Night Party By Invite Only: Access to the KASHISH 2016 Red Carpet Opening Night Party is by invite only for festival guests and contributors. If you wish to join us for the Opening Night Party please check details at our crowdfunding page on Wishberry https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/kashish-2016-7-shades-love/

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