Support KASHISH 2015 with an Advertisement

'Reach Out, Touch Hearts' through an Advertisement in ‪#‎kashish2015‬ Festival Catalog
Inviting Organizations, Brands, Services and Businesses to support KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2015 with an Advertisement.
KASHISH is a not-for-profit event and funds collected are utilized to meet costs of organizing the event. The festival relies on companies, organizations and individuals who believe in KASHISH and in supporting LGBTQ initiatives.

Advertise with KASHISH2015

KASHISH 2015 requests Brands, Products, Organizations, Films, Film Festivals, Service Providers to place a Full Page Colour Advertisement in Festival Catalog.
KASHISH Festival Catalog has a wide Indian & International following with 2000 printed Catalogs and about 15,000 global views of Online Catalog.

View last year's KASHISH 2014 Festival Catalog

Rates for Advertisement
Full Page Color - Rs.15,000 (US$ 240) 
Full Page B/W - Rs.10,000 (US$ 160)
Half Page Color - Rs.7,500 (US$ 120)
Half Page B/W - Rs.5,000 (US$ 80)

Artwork specifications
The artwork should be a High Resolution PDF or Jpeg (300dpi) of your advertisement, as per specifications below:
Width x Height
Full Page - 6 " width x 8 1/2" height (160mm x 220mm)
Half Page - 6" width x 4 1/4" height (160x110mm)

Last date to receive artwork is April 30th
If you have any queries, please write to

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. 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.

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, screens around 120 - 130 films that include shorts, documentaries, features - all centered around LGBTQ themes. The festival attracts more than 30% non LGBT audience, film & media celebrities and intentional guests.

6th edition of the festival will be held May 27 - 31, 2015 at the iconic Art Deco theater Liberty Cinema (built in 1947!) and Alliance Française de Bombay.

The theme for this year is Reaching Out, Touching Hearts, reflecting the urgent need for all of us to reach across barriers and boundaries, reach out to everyone, 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 is a not-for-profit event and funds collected are utilized to meet costs of organizing the event. The festival relies on companies, organizations and individuals who believe in KASHISH and in supporting LGBT initiatives.

Whether you are an organization, film festival, company, an outlet or a service provider, an advertisement in our festival catalog can offer you a unique and exciting opportunity for outreach.

Intern with KASHISH2015


Wondering where to do your internship this Summer? How about working and watching the best of LGBTQ cinema from around the world?

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is South Asia's and India's biggest LGBT film festival that today is an important event in Mumbai's cultural calendar. If you are motivated to work, passionate, committed, hardworking and want to make a difference, while at the same time gaining valuable work experience, then apply for the KASHISH 2015 Summer Internship Program.

Duration of #kashish2015 Internship: May 1 to June 1, 2015

Who are we looking for: Students and working professionals over the age of 18, who want to intern with KASHISH to gain valuable and real world work experience at India's biggest queer film fest or you are just looking for a summer break. Candidates should be computer literate, can read, write and speak English and have a working knowledge of Marathi and Hindi. Knowledge of a regional or foreign language would earn you more credits.

Check out what our earlier interns have to say at : 

Functional areas: 

Media Intern: Interact with the press persons, organise press conferences and media interviews with filmmakers and actors, prepare press releases and dockets, manage the festival website as well as other social media accounts.

Event Management Intern: Filmmaker and guest coordination, stage and foyer management, handle adminsties, coordinate with the festival team to arrange for the events - from press conferences to press preview, ensuring everything is in place from panelists to flowers and mikes. 

Technical Interns: Should technical knowledge of handling projectors, making playlists, calm demeanour to handle crisis situations and problem solving skills.


Interns will receive a token compensation. An experience certificate will be awarded at the successful completion of the internship program.

Rush your CVs/resumes to
Last date to receive CVs/resumes : April 10, 2015

KASHISH 2015 - Join the FB Event

Join KASHISH 2015 Event on Facebook to stay in touch with the latest Updates about ‪#‎kashish2015‬

Winner of KASHISH 2015 International Poster Design Contest


Revealing the winner of KASHISH 2015 International Poster Design Contest. The winner is NIHARIKA RASTOGI, art director from New Delhi. Her design was chosen from 122 entries from 38 countries by celebrity fashion designer Padma Shri Wendell Rodricks

Speaking about the winning design, Wendell Rodricks said, "The winning poster was very cinematic in its visualization. There is a calm without the shrill in terms of excessive colour. It is what we need today to communicate the LGBT cause. It reaches out to everyone without a sexual barrier. Anchoring the base in the city of Mumbai is another plus. This is a poster that truly opens the LGBT door to embrace every person by reaching out with a hand and touching hearts via cinema".

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festivalcongratulates the winner who will be awarded Rs.20,000 cash prize and trophy at KASHISH 2015 (May 27-31, 2015)

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
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KASHISH 2015 Poster Contest - 122 entries from 38 countries!

We are overwhelmed by the response to KASHISH 2015 International Poster Contest. Received 122 entries from 38 countries this year, which is a record. 
A BIG THANKS to all the participants! 
Watch out here as the Winning entry will announced soon.

KASHISH Red Carpet - Celebrities

Follow KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival's board KASHISH Red Carpet on Pinterest.
Over the past 5 years several notable celebrities - actors, filmmakers, theater personalities, media personalities - have walked the KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival Red Carpet and graced the festival as Opening and Closing Night Guests of Honour, Panel Discussion Speakers or as Jury Members. They comprise the creme-de-creme of Mumbai’s cultural scene and we have been honoured to have their presence with us and support to our festival. #indebted #ReachingOutTouchingHearts