Poster Contest: KASHISH 2015

Design KASHISH 2015 Poster to win Cash Award of Rs.20,000




KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival invites designers across the world to design the official festival poster and overall look for its 6th edition with the theme ‘Reaching Out, Touching Hearts’ 

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.

KASHISH 2015 will be held from May 27-31, 2015 in Mumbai.

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

For the past three years KASHISH International Poster Design Contest has become a celebrated worldwide contest, receiving entries from several countries.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE – JANUARY 31, 2015.

THEME: ‘REACHING OUT, TOUCHING HEARTS’ 

The theme of KASHISH 2015, 'Reaching Out, Touching Hearts', reflects the urgent need for all of us to reach across barriers and boundaries, reach out to everyone - parents, families, friends, colleagues and peers.
An equal society without stigma and discrimination is a shared responsibility.
The Indian LGBT movement is at a crucial time in its history, where it is fighting an unjust law - section 377 of the Indian Penal Code - that criminalizes the community. It is important to broad-base this struggle and build alliances across race, class, caste, religion, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation to challenge prejudice, change attitudes and create a society that allows each person to live with love and dignity.

Poster Contest Rules

What to Enter
A Poster design that encompasses the KASHISH 2015 theme 'Reaching Out, Touching Hearts'.

How to Enter
Poster Design must include the following:
-KASHISH logo available at: http://tiny.cc/Klogo
-Tagline: South Asia’s Biggest Queer Film Festival
-Theme line: 'Reaching Out, Touching Hearts',
-Date: - Liberty Cinema (May 27-31st) and Alliance Française de Bombay (May28-30th)
-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 image.
Poster size: A2 size (420 x 594 mm or 16.5 x 23.4 inches)
Poster design must be sent in JPEG format. Upon selection it should be available as a Corel Draw / Adobe Photoshop file.
All images used in the poster MUST be free of copyright infringements.


Poster Design Contest FAQs

What is the deadline?
The deadline for submission of entries should reach us by or before January 31, 2015 at 12:00 PM (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 creative.

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 a Celebrity judge! 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. 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 designer will be credited in the press, festival website and catalog.

Is there any other reward if my design is selected?
The reward includes a cash prize of Rs.20,000 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 2015 (travel and accommodation to festival at participants own cost).

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

* Bank transfers will be deducted where applicable
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Stay in Touch:

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
Festival Website: http://www.mumbaiqueerfest.com/  

Do check out the KASHISH 2014 Festival Highlights:


Call for Film Submissions - KASHISH 2015

KASHISH 2015 Online Film Submission can be made at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KASHISH2015


FESTIVAL BACKGROUND & THEME


KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first and only LGBTQ film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theater and the first queer festival in India to receive clearance from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Over the previous 5 editions, from 2010 to 2014, the festival has grown from strength to strength, attracting close to 6500 footfalls over the 4 1/2 days of the festival at two venues. The festival, every year, usually screens around 120 - 130 films that include shorts, documentaries, features - all centered around LGBTQ themes.

KASHISH is now considered one of Mumbai's prominent cultural event and is the biggest queer film festival in South Asia.

KASHISH was voted as one of the top 5 coolest LGBT film festivals in the world by a worldwide poll conducted by MovieMaker Magazine in 2013.


KASHISH 2015
Reaching Out, Touching Hearts 

6th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival will be held from May 27 - 31, 2015 at two venues - Liberty Cinema (May 27-31st) and Alliance Française de Bombay (May 28-30th).

The theme of KASHISH 2015, 'Reaching Out, Touching Hearts', reflects the urgent need for all of us to reach across barriers and boundaries, reach out to everyone - parents, families, friends, colleagues and peers. An equal society without stigma and discrimination is a shared responsibility. The Indian LGBT movement is at a crucial time in its history, where it is fighting an unjust law - section 377 of the Indian Penal Code - that criminalises the community. It is important to broad-base this struggle and build alliances across race, class, caste, religion, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation to challenge prejudice, change attitudes and create a society that allows each person to live with love and dignity.

Note: This is only the overall festival theme and all films need not fall into this theme. We program a broad range of films with diverse LGBTQ themes.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR FILM SUBMISSION
TERMS & CONDITIONS:

1. Filmmakers across the world can submit features, documentaries and short films that highlight / focus on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer themes and expressions. 

2. There is NO SUBMISSION FEE to submit the film. 

3. The festival DOES NOT PAY SCREENING FEE since it invests its limited resources in showcasing the films to the best possible extent. 

4. All films SHOULD be subtitled in English. We prefer English language films too with subtitles or close-captioned for access by hearing impaired audience members. 

5. Only films completed after January 1, 2012 can be submitted. Films with a running time of less than 60 minutes will be considered in Short Film category. 

6. The festival has both competitive and non-competitive sections. ONLY films completed after January 1, 2014 and NOT screened at any other festival in India before KASHISH 2015, may qualify for competition. 
The competition categories are: 
Best Narrative Feature 
Best Documentary Feature 
Best Documentary Short 
Best International Narrative Short 
Best Indian Narrative Short 
Riyad Wadia award for Best Emerging Indian Filmmaker 
Best Performance in a Lead Role 
Winners will be selected by a panel of eminent jury. Their decision will be final and is indisputable. 

7. Festival considers 'Work In Progress' only for those films where video edit is finalized and few post-production jobs like music, audio, color correction is under progress. A screener of the film completed in all regard should be submitted latest by Feb 20, 2015. 

8. A submission will be considered complete only after the festival has received the film's preview copy either as a digital file or DVD/USB drive. The festival will mail the acknowledgement within 10 days after the receipt of the preview copy. 

9. Film submissions may be made through:

a. Online link on Vimeo or any website. Please enable download since the preview panel previews films offline and together. We prefer this mode of submission to minimize cost of postage and time. 

b. Digital file mailed to kashish.miqff@gmail.com via wetransfer.com or any file share service 

c. DVD / USB drive to be sent to :
Saagar Gupta
Director of Programming
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
802, Bali Residency, Rathodi, Marve Road, Malad West, Mumbai 400095, INDIA 
Please mark the envelopes: 'For Festival Purpose Only. No Commercial Value' 

The festival holds no responsibility for submissions that are lost in transit or those not received on time. 
No hand delivery or personal deliveries. DVDs / USB drives are accepted only by courier or post. 

10. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: JANUARY 31, 2015 
But the festival encourages early submission, since previews begin mid November. 

11. Filmmaker/sender certifies that he or she holds the rights for submission of film/video to the festival. 

12. Selected filmmakers will be notified by email by March 31, 2015 

13. Only High Definition (HD) digital files will be accepted for final exhibition . If selected, the filmmaker/producer has to provide a HD Digital file in resolution 1920 x 1080 - codec H.264 mpeg or mov file not bigger 2 GB, by mail / ftp share as a digital file, Data DVD or on USB drive. 

INSTRUCTIONS TO FILL THE FORM:

To fill the KASHISH 2015 Film Submission Form, you would need to keep information handy about your film. 

This form does not have the facility to be saved. You have to fill it in one sitting. 

However to prepare for your submission, you can download a sample KASHISH 2015 Film Submission Form as a pdf here: 
Sample-KASHISH2015-filmsubmission.pdf 

This is for your reference only. Only forms filled ONLINE will be accepted.

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2015




KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2015
May 27 - 31, 2015
Liberty Cinema & Alliance Française de Bombay


KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first and only LGBTQ film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theater and the first queer festival in India to receive clearance from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Over the previous 5 editions, from 2010 to 2014, the festival has grown from strength to strength, attracting close to 6500 footfalls over the 4 1/2 days of the festival at two venues. The festival, every year, usually screens around 120 - 130 films that include shorts, documentaries, features - all centered around LGBTQ themes.

KASHISH is now considered one of Mumbai's prominent cultural event and is the biggest queer film festival in South Asia.

KASHISH was voted as one of the top 5 coolest LGBT film festivals in the world by a worldwide poll conducted by MovieMaker Magazine in 2013.


KASHISH 2015

Reaching Out, Touching Hearts 

6th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival will be held from May 27 - 31, 2015 at two venues - Liberty Cinema (May 27-31st) and Alliance 
Française de Bombay (May 28-30th).

The theme of KASHISH 2015, 'Reaching Out, Touching Hearts', reflects the urgent need for all of us to reach across barriers and boundaries, reach out to everyone - parents, families, friends, colleagues and peers. An equal society without stigma and discrimination is a shared responsibility. The Indian LGBT movement is at a crucial time in its history, where it is fighting an unjust law - section 377 of the Indian Penal Code - that criminalises the community. It is important to broad-base this struggle and build alliances across race, class, caste, religion, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation to challenge prejudice, change attitudes and create a society that allows each person to live with love and dignity. 


KASHISH 2014 Poster


Wendell Rodricks picks Hyderabad designer as winner of KASHISH Poster Contest

Wendell Rodricks
India's top fashion designer Padma Shri Wendell Rodricks has picked the poster submitted by Hyderabad-based graphic designer Punith Mahesh as the winning design of the KASHISH International Poster Competition. The poster design contest was truly international this year, with entries from across India - Mumbai, Hyderabad to Chandigarh, Goa and Shillong; and even outside India from several countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Estonia.

The poster will be the look of the fifth edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, scheduled to be held from May 21-May 25, 2014. The competition asked designers to creatively interpret this year's festival theme 'Dare To Dream'.

KASHISH 2014 Poster
Wendell Rodricks said of the winning design, "The stark graphics and the concept of exploring the mind makes this poster a winner. At a time when we need a change of mindset over Section 377 and new concepts of expression in queer cinema, this poster makes for a refreshing think tank. The overall impact of the poster is unforgettable and easily identifiable. Congratulations to the winner". Wendell Rodricks has instituted a cash prize of Rs 20,000 for the winner of the contest.

Punith Mahesh
Punith Mahesh said he was 'shocked' and 'overwhelmed' when he heard that he had been chosen the winner.  "It feels great to win a prestigious national level award. This award will be a great boost to my future and hope there are many more to come. I profoundly thank KASHISH and Wendell Rodricks for choosing my art as the winner,'' said Punith, who claims he lives by the quote "I dream my design, and then I design my dream". Punith says he perceives designs from scribbles and describes his style as "sort of modern, free hand and sketching."

Explaining his design Punith said that the butterflies represent the flight of human ideas, imagination and innovation, while the stars depict the infinite world out there for the ideas to soar.

Sridhar Rangayan
"Exploring the theme Dare To Dream in several unique ways, the diversity of designs were astounding. Coming from students, to professional designers, to young people from the LGBT community, it reflected every artist's interpretation of what it means to dream", says Rangayan, "We are really happy with the simple enigmatic design that Wendell Rodricks has chosen and it almost mirrors what is going on in our minds as we prepare for KASHISH 2014 to be held in May."

KASHISH 2014, South Asia's and India’s biggest and only mainstream queer film festival, will be held between May 21-25, 2014 in Mumbai at a multiplex and at Alliance Française de Bombay. KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first and only gay & lesbian film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theatre and the only queer festival to receive clearance from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

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KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival