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.


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. 

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