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RED STAR

Approx. US $8

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

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

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ORANGE STAR

Approx. US $16

• You’ll get one free delegate registration for KASHISH 2018.

• You’ll get all Red Star rewards.

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YELLOW STAR

Approx. US $32 + US$ 10 shipping

● You’ll get a KASHISH 2018 T-shirt.

• You’ll get all Orange Star rewards.

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GREEN STAR

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● You'll get Priority Badge for priority queue and balcony seating.

● You’ll get all Yellow Star rewards.

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BLUE STAR

Approx. US $80 + US$ 10 shipping

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

● You'll get one Priority Badge for priority queue and balcony seating.

● 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 Green Star rewards.

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INDIGO STAR

Approx. US $116 + US$ 10 shipping

● You'll get Two Priority Badges for priority queue and balcony seating.

● 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 full-page black & white advertisement in our catalog.

● You'll get all Orange Star rewards.

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VIOLET STAR

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

● You'll get Two Priority Badges for priority queue and balcony seating.

● You’ll get all Green Star rewards.

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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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SILVER STAR

Approx. US $232 + US$ 10 shipping

● You'll get a 'Together With Pride' calendar and a KASHISH coffee mug.

● You’ll get all Violet Star rewards.

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

● You'll get all Orange Star rewards.

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GOLD STAR

Approx. US $400 + US$ 30 shipping

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

● You’ll get all Silver 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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RAINBOW STAR

Approx. US $800 + US$ 30 shipping

● Your name on a slide on the screen at opening night and shout out.

● You’ll get all Gold 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 9th edition, with even more fabulousness and grandness.



India's only mainstream LGBTQ Film Festival 

KASHISH 2018 will be held from May 23-27, 2018 at Liberty Cinema and Metro INOX. The theme for this year is Together With Pride, echoing the sentiment that we are strongest when we come together; when we embrace one another's uniqueness and celebrate our differences. 

KASHISH 2018 aims to, like every year, bring together the best of International and Indian LGBTQ films, panel discussions, performances, filmmaker interfaces, interactive stalls, etc. KASHISH 2018 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 initiative has successfully facilitated programming of Indian LGBTQ films at more than 40 international film festivals. KASHISH Forward initiative has held 26 screenings across colleges and universities in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Kharagpur, Sonepat, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Thiruvanthapuram, etc. 

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 helps defray some part of the festival expenses,

The crowdfunding target is Rs.4,00,000. It's all or nothing.

Why crowdfunding?

The festival is a not-for-profit event; primarily community driven. The 'KASHISH 2018 – Together With Pride’ crowdfunding campaign intends to raise a part of the total festival budget. And also support 'KASHISH Forward', the campus traveling LGBTQ film festival which has screened at 25 colleges across India during past 2 years. We want to sustain this important activity. 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. 200000 in Venue Cost

Rs. 60000 in Equipment Hire

Rs. 60000 in Filmmaker Scholarship

Rs. 50000 in Volunteer Allowance

Rs. 30000 in Incentives & Admin


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 8 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 six 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

Pearl Daruwala

Director of Operations


Reviews

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Rekha Bhardwaj

25 May, 2018

Looking forward to meet this new family Kashish ❤️❤️


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Dharmarajan M

25 May, 2018

Hope Kashish grows from strength to strength. Love and best wishes to you!


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Dirk-Jan "D-J" Haanraadts Haanraadts

24 May, 2018

C U soon! Love, D-J


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Lalit Sharma

22 May, 2018

Great going...Thanks for your hard work.


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Anil Tejani

22 May, 2018

Thanks a million for the film festival and all the best.


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Sil Bong

22 May, 2018

Great event and festival...Thanks for your hard work to bring the best of cinemas and art work from all over the world.


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Pradeep Divgikar

21 May, 2018

Feel Happy and privileged to be associated with the crowd funding campaign for Kashish MIQFF 2018 with my humble contribution. Little drops go on to make an ocean. The Festival is growing in stature with each passing year and consequently the financial outlay for organising a Festival has also understandably grown manifold. It is simply got bigger and better. Wishing Sridhar and the team the best as always.


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Mayuresh Kshetramade

21 May, 2018

All the best! Please do not send me any rewards to the US. Please use my shipping charge towards the fundraising goal. Thank you.


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Shailendra Kadam

21 May, 2018

I have been diligently attending Kashish eery year and intend to support it in the future too. Good work all you guys. Hope to see a wonderful and a technically glitch free Kashish this year. All The Best !!!!!


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Saurabh Bondre

20 May, 2018

Thanks for making this happen for us. Kashish is a mirror of our aspirations and spirits. It brings the community together on a large platform, where people from diverse backgrounds can share and foster care for one another. Also, I guess, Kashish is the reason many young and talented Indian guys attempt at film-making and hope to tell stories of real people whose lives are marginalized in many ways. Kashish is no longer a mere film festival, but over they years has taken a form of activism in its own right. I am delighted to be a part of Kashish MIQFF.


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Anshuman Das

18 May, 2018

Thank you for doing this!


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Anil Hingoran

16 May, 2018

Sridhar/Sagar: I’m very proud of both of you for making this film festival the biggest Queer event in all of South Asia.


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vidya phadnis

15 May, 2018

wish you all the best for your venture


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Balachandran Ramiah

12 May, 2018

Glad to know about the new venue INOX for KASHISH 2018, I am sure the festival will rock as always; look forward to watching some great films; best wishes


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Nitin Karani

5 May, 2018

All the best, Sridhar and team. Hope Kashish 2018 rocks more than ever


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Joe Zachariah

2 May, 2018

All the best for Kashish this year - Sridhar, Sagar and Shibu! Always your fan!


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QGraphy

2 May, 2018

We love you Kashish! Year after year, you amaze us and bring out the best of LGBTQ+ films from across the world. You're a blessing! :)


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Sunil Shingwani

25 April, 2018

Keep up the good work.


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Vrishanke-Keinan Aryen

23 April, 2018

You guys r doing a good job ..keep it up!


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Raj Pandey

20 April, 2018

Love Kashish .... all the best for another rocking year !!!


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Reid Waterer

19 April, 2018

Hi! It's Reid, but I just want to be an anonymous donor. You don't need to mail me a t-shirt. I would rather you put that postage money toward the festival : ) Thank you for doing so much work every year to create such a special and extremely important event.


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Ashish Pandya

17 April, 2018

Kashish Internation Queer film festival has been the most effective platform that can bring about social change through cinema in otherwise strange world. Keep up the great work!


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Praveen Rai

17 April, 2018

As always..Keep up the good work!!! Loads of wishes and luck to the entire KASHISH Team!!!


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Vishaw Dhar Pandey

11 April, 2018

I'm glad to be small part of Kashish


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Darshil Sh

3 April, 2018

Best wishes for yet another amazing year of KASHISH <3


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Sushil Narayan Kharade

2 April, 2018

Best wishes for a great festival. Looking forward to it


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Piyush Upadhyay

2 April, 2018

It is a pleasure to be part of Kashish in a small way. Looking forward to a wonderful festival


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IVAN JOHN

31 March, 2018

My love and good wishes to all of you.


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Piyush Khatreja

31 March, 2018

Good luck :)


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Aruna Desai

29 March, 2018

Kashish gives a platform to the unheard or often silenced voices of the LGBTQIA+ community through movies. I support the cause from my heart and wish it all the success again this year.


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Pratap Paralkar

27 March, 2018

Looking forward to a bigger and fabulous Kashish in 2018 You guys do great work


We've got news

Thank You ANONYMOUS for your BLUE STAR contribution

29 March, 2018

Thank you ANONYMOUS, the first supporter to contribute to our crowdfunding campaign on WishBerry.in : https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/kashish2018/

You are our shining BLUE STAR and we love your message too: "Looking forward to a bigger and fabulous KASHISH in 2018 You guys do great work"

You have supported KASHISH every year and we welcome you to KASHISH 2018 - Together With Pride

Friends, please consider supporting #KASHISH2018 with a contribution at https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/kashish2018/

#TogetherWithPride

Thank You ANIMESH BAHADUR for your GOLD STAR contribution

29 March, 2018

Wohooooo....
Every year this wonderful angel sends KASHISH his support to brightens our lives.
Thanks Animesh Bahadur for your GOLD STAR contribution to KASHISH 2018 - Together With Pridecrowdfunding campaign at
https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/kashish2018/
You are a rock star!

We know your support is unconditional, but to underline our gratitude to your contribution, we offer you a whole bunch of goodies:
• Shout-Out: Your name mentioned on stage at the Opening Night, thanking you
• You'll get a 'Together With Pride' calendar and a KASHISH coffee mug
• Exclusive Invites for TWO to the KASHISH 2018 Red Carpet Opening Night Party 
• TWO Priority Badges for priority queue and balcony seating at Liberty Cinema
• KASHISH 2018 T-shirt 
• Two Delegate Registration for entry to KASHISH 2018
• Acknowledgement as ‘Friends of KASHISH’ in festival catalog, on website and social media 

Friends of Animesh Bahadur please consider contributing at https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/kashish2018/

Big or small, every support counts and we have exciting ways to show our gratitude.

#KASHISH2018 #TogetherWithPride#LetsRockTheCity

 


Thank You JAY SHAH for your BLUE STAR contribution

29 March, 2018

Thank you Jay Shah for your BLUE STAR level contribution to #KASHISH2018 crowdfunding campaign at https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/kashish2018/

You have supported KASHISH every year and we welcome you to KASHISH 2018 - Together With Pride

Friends of Jay, please consider supporting #KASHISH2018 with a contribution at https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/kashish2018/

#TogetherWithPride #LetsRockTheCity


THANK YOU for your GREEN STAR contribution

6 April, 2018


Thank you Dhruv Ambegaokar for your wonderful support every year to KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival. It's because of 'Friends of KASHISH' like you that we are able to bring the festival every year.

Thank you also for the lovely message, "Thank you KASHISH for being there for us year after year. And for opening a window into queer lives from all around the globe".
So well put, we feel humbled.

You are our GREEN STAR and to show our appreciation, we offer you a PRIORITY BADGE for priority queue and balcony seating at Liberty Cinema. No long queues for you 
PLUS a lovely KASHISH 2018 T-shirt and FREE Registration to #KASHISH2018 

Friends of Dhruv, please consider contributing toKASHISH 2018 - Together With Pride campaign:https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/kashish2018

ITS YOUR FESTIVAL, MAKE IT HAPPEN.
#TogetherWithPride


Thank You Vikas for your BLUE STAR support

6 April, 2018

Thanks so much Vikas Srivastava for once again supporting KASHISH 2018 - Together With Pridewith your BLUE STAT contribution athttps://www.wishberry.in/campaign/kashish2018/

Your note to us is so sweet, "I support KASHISH because Kashish Miqff is all are about wearing your pride on your sleeve"
Yes this year our festival theme is TOGETHER WITH PRIDE!
So #LetsRockTheCity by being #TogetherWithPride

To show our appreciation to you for your support we have some amazing rewards:
• Exclusive Invite for ONE to the KASHISH 2018 Red Carpet Opening Night Get-Together
• Priority Badge for priority queue and balcony seating at Liberty Cinema
• KASHISH 2018 T-shirt
• One FREE Delegate Registration for entry to KASHISH 2018
• Acknowledgement as ‘Friends of KASHISH’ in festival catalog, on website and social media shoutout 

Friends of Vikas, do consider supporting this important film festival that not only entertains but creates awareness about #LGBTQ lives.
Check out your level of comfort-giving athttps://www.wishberry.in/campaign/kashish2018/

#KASHISH2018 KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

 


Thank you Devdutt Pattanaik for your GOLD STAR contribution

7 April, 2018

We've a CELEBRITY as our GOLD STAR !!!
None other than the well known mythologist, author and speaker DEVDUTT PATTANAIK

Thanks so much Devdutt Pattanaik for your GOLD STAR donation to KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival to support its 9th edition: #KASHISH2018

We are so so delighted to have you as our 'Friends of KASHISH' and to show our gratitude we have fabulous rewards to offer (though we know you don't need any rewards):
• Shout-Out: Your name mentioned on stage at the Opening Night, thanking you
• You'll get a 'Together With Pride' calendar and a KASHISH coffee mug
• Exclusive Invites for TWO to the KASHISH 2018 Red Carpet Opening Night Party 
• TWO Priority Badges for priority queue and balcony seating at Liberty Cinema
• KASHISH 2018 T-shirt 
• Two Delegate Registration for entry to KASHISH 2018
• Acknowledgement as ‘Friends of KASHISH’ in festival catalog, on website and social media

FRIENDS & FANS of Devdutt Pattanaik (there are zillions out there!), please consider support KASHISH 2018 - Together With Pride, South Asia & India's biggest LGBTQ film festival, but still struggling to find resources to make the festival happen.

You can chip in - big or small, we need every support. Please check our crowdfunding campaign on WishBerry.in at

https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/kashish2018/

We have exciting rewards for every level.

#KASHISH2018 #TogetherWithPride #LetsRockTheCity #CelebritySupport#CrowdfundingCampaign


Please share & spread the word

28 April, 2018


KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film FestivalNEEDS YOUR SUPPORT.

Please contribute to #KASHISH2018 Crowdfunding Campaign on WishBerry.in at 
https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/kashish2018
to help make Your Festival Happen.

We have fantastic REWARDS FOR YOU -
Priority Queue & Seating
Exclusive Opening Night Get-Together
Pride Calendar
Coffee Mug
T-Shirt
Social Media Shout-Out

but above all our HEARTFELT THANKS.

We still have to raise around 50% and 28 days to go.
It's All Or Nothing.
So please do chip and reap the exclusive rewards.

FRIENDS, PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD.

#TogetherWithPride #CrowdfundingCampaign#Rewards #Donate #LGBT #FilmFestival