Call for Entry

10th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival – Call for Entry 2019


The KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is accepting films until January 31st, 2019. Here you can find more information about their call for entry.

The KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first 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.

Founded in 2010, the festival has grown from strength to strength, attracting close to 9000 footfalls over the 4 1/2 days of the festival at two/three venues. The festival, every year, has screened 110 – 180 films that include shorts, documentaries, features – all centered around LGBTQ themes. The festival also attracts topline Bollywood celebrities, prominent filmmakers and media personalities, and receives every year over 150 write-ups in mainstream press in India and globally.

The KASHISH 2019 festival theme ‘Over The Rainbow’ not only commemorates the reading down of Sec 377 and decriminalization of same-sex relationships in India, but will also define the challenges in store for the LGBTQ community’s journey towards empowerment and social acceptance. Bringing together films from all over the world as well as panel discussions and performances, the festival will showcase the shared struggles and rejoicements, and offer a window to existing and future possibilities.

General Rules:
– The festival welcomes filmmakers across the world to submit features, documentaries, shorts and animations that highlight or focus on LGBTQI lives and issues.
– Films should be completed after January 1s, 2017.
– Films under 60 minutes will be considered short films and films over 60 minutes are considered featured films.
– Films submitted for earlier editions of the festival and not accepted cannot be submitted again.
– The Festival gives Cash Awards.
– Submission Fee:
Feature Film and Documentary = $ 15 USD | $ 25 USD (Final Deadline)
Short Film and Documentary = $ 10 USD | $ 20 USD (Final Deadline)
Indian Short Film, Short Documentary, Student Short = FREE
– Deadlines:
Earlybird Deadline – November 30th, 2018
Final Deadline – January 31st, 2019

We recommend filmmakers to read the full Rules and Regulations here:

We remind readers that the 10th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival will take place from June 12th – 16th, 2019 in Mumbai, India.

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