KASHISH 2013 - Call for film submission


KASHISH 2013 - CALL FOR FILM SUBMISSIONS

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer film Festival is gearing for its 4th year. The festival is scheduled to take place in May, 2013 at a mainstream multiplex theater in suburban Mumbai and at Alliance Francaise de Bombay in South Mumbai.

KASHISH MIQFF pioneers as the biggest and only gay & lesbian film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theater and the only queer festival to receive clearance from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Festival’s third edition in 2012 continued its successful growth, witnessing about 7,000 delegates and 25 filmmakers from India and abroad in addition to A-list Bollywood actors, eminent filmmakers and critics,  student filmmakers who enjoyed 120 films (shorts/ features) from 30 countries over five days.

In the completion category, 8 films were awarded with the KASHISH 2012 trophy in different categories including the cash award of Rs.15,000 for the Best Narrative Feature and Rs.10,000 for the Best Emerging Indian Filmmaker.

With its 4th edition, KASHISH attempts to bring the best of LGBT cinema from around the world and continues its vision to encourage greater visibility of Indian and International queer cinema among both queer and mainstream audiences as a means to foster better understanding of queer thoughts, desires and expressions.

Last date for submission is January 15, 2013. 

Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KASHISH2013-SubmissionForm for online form and submission guidelines.


KASHISH 2013 – International Poster Contest


KASHISH Poster contest is back!
It's time to show your creative skills!!

Design the official poster for KASHISH 2013, India’s biggest international queer film festival, and win exciting rewards at an international platform



Last year KASHISH started an exciting initiative which became a worldwide competition – the Poster Design Contest for KASHISH. Celebrity fashion designer Wendell Rodricks picked the winner – S.Ayyappa, a young student from Andhra Pradesh whose colorful butterfly theme became the official poster and his design was splashed on six huge billboards across Mumbai as well as other promotional materials. He received his award from none other than Oscar winning sound designer Resul Pookutty (of Slumdog Millionaire fame)

Here’s your chance to be the poster boy or poster girl of KASHISH 2013!
Design the KASHISH 2013 Poster and win an award with benefits.

KASHISH 2013 will be held from May 22-26, 2013 in Mumbai. Now, you can be a part of the festival by designing its official POSTER, wherever you are in the world. The design will also feature on billboards, print and online advertisements, catalogue cover, banners, cinema slides and delegate cards.

Submission deadline – January 31, 2013. Entries will be judged by an eminent panel of artists and designers and the winner will be picked by a Celebrity judge!  Winner will be announced during the Mumbai Pride Week.


Theme: Towards Change
The Indian LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) landscape is undergoing a sea change since 2009 after reading down of Sec 377 by the Delhi High Court – with more openness from the society towards same-sex loving people. More youngsters are coming out to their families, coming out to friends and colleagues; they are living lives without masks. Pride parades are being held in all the big cities; there are cultural events like film festivals, book readings, panel discussions, photography competitions, etc; several organizations are being formed and But the Supreme Court verdict is being awaited, and the question on everyone’s lips is - has the change percolated to the smaller towns?
KASHISH 2013 will reflect this spirit of jubilation and will also question its overall impact within the LGBT communities and in the mainstream society with its theme – ‘Towards Change’.
Poster Contest Rules
What to Enter
  • A Poster design that encompasses a sense of ‘queer / LGBT’ and ‘cinema’ in its broadest or subtle understanding. LGBT = Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender.  
  • A Poster design that incorporates the KASHISH 2013 theme ‘Towards Change’.

How to Enter

  • Poster Design must include the following:
- KASHISH logo available at:
- Tagline: India’s Biggest Queer Film Festival
- Theme line: Towards Change
- Date: May 22-26, 2013 (tentative)
- Space for logos of organizers and partners (to be inserted later)

  • Poster size: A2 size (420 x 594 mm or 16.5 x 23.4 inches VERTICAL / PORTRAIT)
  • Poster design must be sent in JPEG format. Upon selection it should be available as a Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator file or as an uncompressed PDF file.
  • All images used in the poster MUST be free of copyright infringements.

Design Competition FAQs

  • What is the deadline?
The deadline for submission of entries will be January 31st 2013 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. Participants are allowed to submit TWO (2) entries. Anyone found to have submitted more than that will be disqualified.

  • What about images to be used?
It could be graphic design or a photograph that is easily re-producable across design platforms. 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?
Fill in the submission form and mail a high resolution jpeg (max 5mb) to info.kashishmiqff@gmail.com

  • How does the judging take place?
The entries will be shortlisted by a team of professional artists and designers 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
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, website and catalog.

  • Is there any other reward if my design is selected?
The reward includes a KASHISH award plaque, a copy of the poster, a KASHISH T-shirt and a Festival Guest Pass that allows entry to all festival events during KASHISH 2013.

For more information about last year’s festival, please check www.mumbaiqueerfest.com

CONTRIBUTE to KASHISH 2012


Now contribute to KASHISH through credit card, net banking, cheque or cash

   INDIA PERSONAL in Rs. 
             
   INDIA CORPORATE  in Rs.                

   INTERNATIONAL in $


KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is looking for financial contributions. 

For two years, we have entertained while trying to mainstream queer identities through the medium of films. This year, we promise a bigger show, for queer persons, their families, friends and for Everyone.

KASHISH is the only mainstream queer film festival in India with approval from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. The film festival is a not-for-profit event and one of the few festivals of its kind in the world that doesn’t charge ticket prices or registration fee as we firmly believe we need to reach out to Everyone. 

KASHISH 2012 will be held between May 23-27, 2012, at a multiplex theater in suburban Mumbai and Alliance Francaise de Bombay in South Mumbai. KASHISH is not only a festival that spotlights LGBTQ cinema, but has also become a landmark festival in Mumbai’s cultural event calendar.  With no government support and corporate sponsorship in India still difficult to come by, we rely heavily on support from individuals and organizations to make the festival happen. We are crowd-funding the festival this year through Wishberry.in and LGBTSupports.org.

All the money collected is used to cover festival expenses like venue costs, printing and stationery, promotional materials, trophies and awards and making your festival experience most enjoyable.
This year we have special gifts for Everyone who contributes.


Contribute in Rs through credit card, debit card, net banking, cheques or even make cash payments.
  


For organization/corporate donations
 


Contribute in dollars here:
  




Wendell Rodricks announces winner of KASHISH 2012 poster contest


The winner of Kashish 2012 Poster Contest has been chosen! The KASHISH Poster designed by S Ayyappa, a young graphic design student from Vijayawada has been picked as the winner by Wendell Rodricks, one of India’s top fashion designers.


Announcing the winner, Wendell Rodricks said, “The winning poster has raced ahead of the rest due to the creative nature of translating the butterfly motif without resorting to the butterfly icon that is part of the Festival motif. That apart, the message is conveyed with clarity, minimalism and dignity - three characteristics I personally cherish, and wish to congratulate the winner for the same.”

The contest to design the official poster for the upcoming 3rd KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival saw a huge number of entries from professional and amateur designers as well as students across India.


S Ayyappa, the young student pursuing his MSc Visual Communication (graphic design) at Andhra Loyala College, Vijayawada, was ecstatic. “I am very happy that my poster won the competition conducted by KASHISH. This is the first national competition that I have participated in and it feels great to enjoy the taste of success. This award will help me to move forward on my way to successful career in design with confidence and support. I really thank KASHISH for giving me this opportunity and my friend Sampath who encouraged me to participate in the competition.”

Speaking of his design he said, “Like the colorful butterfly which travels around, your film festival also reaches many people”

The winner of the poster contest will receive a KASHISH trophy and a gift hamper. The winning design will also be featured on hoardings, print and online advertisements, catalogue covers, banners, cinema slides and delegate cards.

Sridhar Rangayan and Pallav Patankar, Festival Directors of KASHISH 2012 echoed their sentiments.

“The theme for this year’s festival is ‘For Everyone’, which means it has something to offer for everyone – not just for the LGBT community, but also their families, colleagues and friends. The poster contest, which saw entries pouring in from across India, reflected this spirit” said Mr.Rangayan, adding, “The contest has achieved what it set out to - not just focus on the metros but also reach out to queer persons in tier 2 and tier 3 cities across India. The winner being from Vijayawada just underscores the reach KASHISH has had in the last two years”.

Mr.Patankar agreed to say, “Involving a larger community beyond the LGBT boundaries  and encouraging creative expression of one’s sexuality is what KASHISH has always endeavoured, I am happy that a student has understood this underlying message and has participated in this contest, keeping with this year’s theme of KASHISH 2012 – For Everyone”.

KASHISH 2012, the third edition of the India’s first and only mainstream queer film festival, will be held between May 23-27, 2012 in Mumbai at Cinemax Versova and Alliance Fran├žaise de Bombay.


KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
Festival Website: http://www.mumbaiqueerfest.com/  

KASHISH 2012 needs EVERYONE to contribute


Even as the Supreme Court is preparing its verdict on Sec377, KASHISH, your favourite LGBTQ festival that mainstreams queer issues through cinema, will be back for its third year very soon. With no government support and corporate sponsorship in India still difficult to come by, we rely heavily on support from individuals and organizations to make the festival happen.

You can support the LGBTQ cause in India in your own big or small way! And we have some exclusive incentives to show our gratitude FOR EVERYONE who contributes:



Contribute online or offline:

Contribute with just a click of your iPhone:



WHAT IS ‘KASHISH’

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 only such festival to receive clearance from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The festival is organized by Solaris Pictures and Bombay Dost in association with The Humsafar Trust.

The theme for the third edition of the festival, KASHISH 2012, to be held at a multiplex theater (May 23-27th) and Alliance Fran├žaise de Bombay (May 24-26th) is ‘FOR EVERYONE’. The festival will make a special effort to program films and have panel discussions that appeal not only to the LGBTQ community but also those that relate to families and friends of LGBT people. The festival is open FOR EVERYONE and it is a FREE event.


WHY IS ‘KASHISH’ Fundraising?

The festival is a not-for-profit event. We don’t charge ticket prices or registration fee. It is open to EVERYONE free of charge.

With no government support and corporate sponsorship in India still difficult to come by, we rely heavily on support from individuals and organizations to make the festival happen. We are crowd-funding the festival this year through Wishberry.in and LGBTSupports.org.

All the money collected is used to cover festival expenses like venue costs, printing and stationery, promotional materials, trophies and awards, travel and stay for filmmakers, etc.


HOW CAN YOU HELP ‘KASHISH’?

EVERYONE can contribute, to help us organize this festival that offers EVERYONE a better understanding about LGBTQ people, their issues, their pain and problems, their joys and victories; not only in India but across the world.

You can support the cause in your own big or small way! We have some exclusive incentives to show our gratitude FOR EVERYONE who contributes.


For more information about the festival visit
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Kashish.MIQFF   Twitter: http://twitter.com/Kashish2012  

KASHISH 2012 Poster Contest

Design the official poster for KASHISH 2012, India’s biggest international queer film festival. Test your creative instincts, get an international platform for your work and of course win exciting rewards.


KASHISH 2012 will be held between May 23-27, 2012 in Mumbai. Now, you can be a part of the festival by designing its official POSTER. The design will also feature on hoardings, print and online advertisements, catalogue cover, banners, cinema slides and delegate cards.

Entries will be judged by an eminent panel of artists and designers and a celebrity!
Award with benefits for winning entry!!


What to Enter
  • A Poster design that encompasses a sense of ‘queer / LGBT’ and ‘cinema’ in its broadest or subtle understanding 

How to Enter

  • Poster Design must include the following:
- KASHISH logo (available at http://tinyurl.com/76vhsx3 )
- Tagline: India’s Biggest Queer Film Festival – For Everyone
- Date: May 23-27, 2012
- Space for logos of organizers and partners (to be inserted later)
  • Poster size: A2 size (420 x 594 mm or 16.5 x 23.4 inches VERTICAL / PORTRAIT)
  • Poster design must be sent in JPEG format. Upon selection it should be available as a Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator file or as an uncompressed PDF file.
  • All images used in the poster MUST be free of copyright infringements 

Design Competition FAQs

  • What is the deadline?
The deadline for submission of entries will be 18th March 2012 at 12:00 PM (IST)

  • How many entries can I submit?
Participants are allowed to submit TWO (2) entries. Anyone found to have submitted more than that will be disqualified 

  • Where do I submit or send my design?
Fill in the submission form and mail a high resolution jpeg (max 5mb) to info.kashishmiqff@gmail.com

  • How does the judging take place?
The panel of judges is a team of professional artists and designers and a celebrity! Their decision of the poster selection will be based on innovation, relevance, authenticity and charisma. Their decision will be the final verdict and cannot be disputed.

  • Can I re-use the design for other projects?
All submissions become the property of KASHISH.

  • Will I get any credit if my design is selected?
There will be credits to the designer.

  • Is there any other reward if my design is selected? 
The winner will receive his award at the KASHISH 2012 awards ceremony. This will include a KASHISH award plaque, a copy of the poster, a KASHISH T-shirt and a Festival Guest Pass that allows entry to all festival events.

KASHISH 2012 - POSTER COMPETITION : Logo and earlier Posters


KASHISH LOGO - JPEG





KASHISH LOGO - GIF





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