KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
KASHISH Mumbai Intentional Queer Film Festival is South Asia's biggest queer film festival and the only LGBT film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theatre. It has been voted as one of the Top 5 coolest LGBT Film Festivals in the World and has been listed as one of the Top 5 film festivals in India.
Founded in 2010, KASHISH has grown from strength to strength over the last seven years. Held across five days and simultaneously at three venues, the festival programs around 180 films from 50 countries and attracts close to 8500 footfalls each year. It is the first Indian LGBTQ festival to receive approval by the Information & Broadcasting Ministry, Government of India.
The festival attracts noted Bollywood celebrities, film-makers, critics and academicians from India as well as international guests from across the world. It receives more than 100 press features every year from Indian press as well as international press.