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Red Star

Approx. US $8

• You’ll be acknowledged as ‘Friends of KASHISH’ in our festival catalog.

• We’ll thank you with a shout-out on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Orange Star

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• You’ll receive one free delegate registration for entry to KASHISH 2017.

• You’ll get all Red Star rewards.

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Yellow Star

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● We’ll send you a KASHISH 2017 T-shirt.

• You’ll get all Orange Star rewards.

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Green Star

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● You'll get priority balcony seating at Liberty Cinema.

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Blue Star

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● You'll get one invite for the Red Carpet opening night party.

● You’ll get all Green Star rewards.

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● You'll get half-page black & white advertisement in our catalog.

● You'll get all Orange Star rewards.

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Indigo Star

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● You'll get two priority balcony seats at Liberty Cinema.

● You'll get one invite for the Red Carpet opening night party.

● You’ll get all Green Star rewards except priority seating.

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● You'll get full-page black & white advertisement in our catalog.

● You'll get all Orange Star rewards.

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Violet Star

Approx. US $160

● You'll get two invites for the Red Carpet opening night party.

● You'll get two priority balcony seats at Liberty Cinema.

● You’ll get all Green Star rewards except priority seating.

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● You'll get half-page colour advertisement in our catalog.

● You'll get all Orange Star rewards.

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Rainbow Star

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● You'll get a special gift hamper with a coffee mug and other goodies.

● You’ll get all Violet Star rewards.

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● You'll get all Orange Star rewards.

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Silver Star

Approx. US $400

● You'll receive a shout out from the stage with your name mentioned on opening night.

● You’ll get all Rainbow Star rewards.

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● You'll get stall space for one day.

● You'll get all Orange Star rewards.

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Gold Star

Approx. US $800

● You'll receive a shout out from the stage with your name on a slide on the screen on opening night.

● You’ll get all Silver Star rewards.

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● You'll get stall space for two days.

● You'll get all Orange Star rewards.

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About the project

South Asia's biggest LGBTQ Film Festival

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, South Asia's biggest and India's only mainstream LGBTQ film festival returns for its 8th edition, with even more fabulousness and grandness.



India's only mainstream LGBTQ Film Festival 

KASHISH 2017 will be held from May 24-28, 2017 simultaneously at two venues  Liberty Cinema and Alliance Francaise de Bombay. The theme for this year is Diverse, One, echoing the sentiment that we are strongest when we come together; when we embrace one another's uniqueness and celebrate our differences. 

KASHISH 2017 aims to, like every year, bring together the best of International and Indian LGBTQ films, panel discussions, performances, filmmaker interfaces, interactive stalls, etc. KASHISH 2017 will live up to the standards and expectations as South Asia's biggest LGBTQ film festival. 

Important event in Mumbai's cultural calendar

With close to 2,000 individuals attending, KASHISH has become one of the important events in Mumbai's cultural calendar. 68 percent of the audience is in the age group of 18-35 years. Most importantly, the festival attracts more than 30 percent of non-LGBTQ audience, which is crucial in spreading the message of diversity as well.

A platform to nurture filmmaking talent 

Apart from the 4 1/2 days' festival, KASHISH works through the year to nurture filmmakers. The KASHISH Global program facilitates programming of Indian LGBTQ films across numerous festivals worldwide. KASHISH Forward is in an initiative to take LGBTQ films to colleges across India. 

We need your support to make this happen.

We organize the festival in challenging circumstances where the law and society still marginalize the LGBTQ community and push alternative voices underground. However, KASHISH manages to place a LGBTQ film festival in a mainstream theatre with the support of Indian film industry and media to mainstream queer visibility. With no government support and limited corporate support, we need each one of you to contribute to the crowdfunding campaign that intends to defray some part of the expenses.

The crowdfunding target is Rs. 3,00,000. It's all or nothing.


You can watch a glimpse of last year's festival  KASHISH 2016



Why crowdfunding?

The festival is a not-for-profit event; primarily community driven. The 'KASHISH 2017 – Diverse, One’ crowdfunding campaign intends to raise a part of the total festival budget. With no government support and modest corporate support, we rely on individuals, organizations and communities to make the festival happen. We believe in community action — and when we say community we don’t only mean the LGBTQ community, but the social community who believe in human rights, social justice, equality and dignity. KASHISH's crowdfunding campaign is also a platform for intrinsic involvement by the festival delegates and supporters from across the world, who see KASHISH as ‘their own’ festival and would like to see its sustenance and growth to increase dialogues around LGBTQ issues in mainstream spaces.

How will the money be used?

Rs. 110000 in Venue Cost

Rs. 50000 in Equipment Hire

Rs. 60000 in Filmmaker Travel Scholarship

Rs. 50000 in Volunteer Allowances

Rs. 30000 in Incentives & Commission


What are the risks and challenges associated with your project?

We do not perceive any risk as we have successfully conducted the festival for the past 7 years. There is a lot of goodwill and support from a large segment of society — filmmaker fraternity, LGBTQ community, companies, organizations, international groups and individuals —
everyone who believes in equality and dignity for all.

Our Festival Patron is Mr. Shyam Benegal, eminent National Award winning filmmaker and social activist, recipient of India's highest film award — the Dadasaheb Phalke Award as well as one of India's highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan. Our Festival Ambassador is Ms. Celina Jaitly, celebrity actor and goodwill ambassador of United Nations' Free and Equal Campaign.

KASHISH Advisory Board comprises of eminent personalities — Ms. Dolly Thakore, Professor Nandini Sardesai, Ms. Shernaz Patel, Ms. Meghna Ghai Puri, Mr. Roy Wadia, Ms. Jenni Olson and Ms. Arunaraje Patil.

Why should you believe me and why should you fund this project?

If you are committed to diversity, and if you are committed to equal rights, you should support our campaign. Let us come together to make the festival happen, thereby underlining the importance of arts and culture in advocating for greater inclusion of marginalized voices.

Every support counts. It is your event; make it happen.

For the past five years KASHISH has successfully crowdfunded on Wishberry, meeting its projected targets and also delivering all its incentives promptly.

We are convinced that we have enough supporters across the world to raise the money required.

If we don't raise enough money, the festival will still be organized, as we have a commitment to our audiences and to the movement for equality & dignity.

Team

Sridhar Rangayan

Festival Director

Saagar Gupta

Director of Programming

Shibu Thomas

Director of Communications & Operations

Pearl Daruwalla

Festival Team Member

Sumit Pawar

Festival Team Member

Yogendra Mule

Festival Team Member


Reviews

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Tanvi Talwar

23 April, 2017

Kashish is a catalyst for social change. It is one of the most inspiring film festivals I have ever been to. Thank you Kashish!


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Avinash Renuke

20 April, 2017

Best of Luck and Thanks for arranging such a beautiful festival.


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Hrishi Sathawane

20 April, 2017

Movies have a profound impact on how society thinks. How people think in turn impacts legal and political change. I'm sure in the long term these movies will have a positive impact on LGBT folks in south asia and more.


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Sagar Kadrekar

17 April, 2017

Best wishes to kashish MIQFF


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IVAN JOHN

15 April, 2017

May the festival reach greater heights and touch as many persons through this prism....a small but real slice of life.


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DK

13 April, 2017

All the best for Kashish!


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Anirudha Sen

12 April, 2017

Good luck Sridhar!! Wish to attend Kashish in person some day!! It will be a dream come true for me... :)


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Arun Lakra

11 April, 2017

CONGRATULATION for yet another year of KASHISH. All the Best !!!


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David Williamson

9 April, 2017

Congratulations! Can't wait to see all the fabulous films


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Sushil Narayan Kharade

7 April, 2017

Best wishes for another wonderful festival. Looking forward to films from all over the world. Diverse One


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Piyush Upadhyay

7 April, 2017

One of the most awaited festival of the year. It is getting 'behter' every year. Best wishes and look forward to being at Kashish 2017


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Sajreria

5 April, 2017

All the best for an inclusive and wonderful festival!


CreatorKASHISH MIQFF MIQFF

5 April, 2017

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Thanks so much. A big hug from the team.


We've got news

We are Diverse, We are One

5 April, 2017



Stars waiting for you

11 April, 2017

Check out some of the Stars we have, waiting for you, to be picked up.

All you have to do is make a contribution at https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/kashish-2017-diverse-one



Violet Star for you!

11 April, 2017

Check out some of the Stars we have, waiting for you, to be picked up.

All you have to do is make a contribution at https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/kashish-2017-diverse-one





Some of the reasons KASHISH is so loved...

13 April, 2017

... also reasons why you should support our crowdfunding campaign!


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