EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR FILM SUBMISSIONS TO KASHISH 2016




Last couple of days we have received numerous requests from filmmakers both in India and around the world to extend the deadline.
Considering their requests, we have decided to extend film submissions deadline to February 8, 2016 midnight IST.
So go on all you filmmakers, do submit your LGBTQI films to KASHISH 2016 through FilmFreeWay : https://filmfreeway.com/festival/KASHISH 

KASHISH International Poster Design Contest 2016 – Submission Call




Design KASHISH 2016 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 7th edition with the theme ‘7 Shades of Love’ 

KASHISH 2016 will be held from May 25-29, 2016 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 four years KASHISH International Poster Design Contest has become a celebrated worldwide contest, receiving entries from several countries.

EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE – FEBRUARY 15, 2016

THEME: ‘7 Shades of Love’ 

The 7th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, South Asia's biggest LGBTQ film fest, will sing paeans to the '7 Shades of Love'. 

Love in all its forms has been celebrated as the highest form of human emotions since the beginning of civilization - romantic love or Eros, friendship or the love between friends, the love between a parent and a child, the first stirrings of love between young lovers to the enduring love  of committed partners, the love for humanity and the love and acceptance of one's true self. The festival theme for 2016, ‘7 Shades of Love’ embodies this spirit. It underlines that at the core of human relationships is the capacity to love each other and offer respect so that each person can live with equality and dignity. 


Poster Design Contest Rules

What to Enter
A Poster design that encompasses the KASHISH 2016 theme '7 Shades Of Love'.

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: '7 Shades Of Love',
-Date: - Liberty Cinema (May 25-29th) and Alliance Fran├žaise de Bombay (May26-28th)
-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 Illustrator file.
All images used in the poster MUST be free of copyright infringements.


Poster Design Contest FAQs

When is the deadline?
The deadline for submission of entries should reach us by or before Wednesday, January 27, 2016 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 2016 (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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EXTENDED DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 8, 2016
Do submit your LGBTQI films to KASHISH 2016 through 
FilmFreeWay : https://filmfreeway.com/festival/KASHISH 
or SurveyMonkey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KASHISH2016FilmSubmission

7th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival will be held from May 25 - 29, 2016 at two venues - Liberty Cinema (May 25-29th) and Alliance Francaise de Bombay (May 26-28th).

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first and only 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.

Over the previous 6 editions, from 2010 to 2015, the festival has grown from strength to strength, attracting close to 8500 footfalls over the 4 1/2 days of the festival at two/three venues. The festival, every year, has screened from 110 films to 180 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 LGBTQ film festival in South Asia. KASHISH was voted as one of the top 5 coolest LGBTQ film festivals in the world by a worldwide poll conducted by MovieMaker Magazine in 2013.

KASHISH 2016 Festival Theme:

7 Shades of Love

The 7th edition of KASHISH will sing paeans to the "7 Shades of Love". Love in all its forms has been celebrated as the highest form of human emotions since the beginning of civilization - romantic love or Eros, friendship or the love between friends, the love between a parent and a child, the first stirrings of love between young lovers to the enduring love of committed partners, the love for humanity and the love and acceptance of one's true self. The 2016 festival theme embodies this spirit. It underlines that at the core of human relationships is the capacity to love each other and offer respect so that each person can live with equality and dignity.

Note: This is only the overall festival theme and all films need not coincide with the theme. The festival programs a broad range of films with diverse LGBTQ themes.

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DELEGATE REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN FOR KASHISH 2015 !

Early Bird Discount of 20% available till April 26, 2015
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We are happy to welcome you to the 6th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival that will take place from May 27 - 31, 2015 at Liberty Cinema, May 28 - 30, 2015 at Alliance Fran├žaise de Bombay and May 29 & 30, 2015 at Max Muller Bhavan. The theme for this year is Reaching Out, Touching Hearts.

Every audience member who wishes to attend the film festival has to Register as a Delegate and pay a nominal delegate registration fee towards Delegate Card and Festival Catalog.