RED RIBBON package: Features & Shorts on HIV/AIDS: Kashish 2011: 2nd Mumbai International Queer Film Festival


Solaris Pictures & Bombay Dost in association with The Humsafar Trust presents



124 Queer Films  |  4 Days  |  2 Venues

The Latest and the Best of Indian and International Queer Cinema 

Venue: Cinemax, Versova , Infiniti Mall, Andheri West | 25th - 29th May, 2011

 Alliance Francaise, Marine Lines  |  26th -28th May, 2011



KASHISH 2011 promises to be BIGGER, BOLDER & QUEERER. The second edition will be held from May 25-29, 2011 at two venues in Mumbai.

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The opening ceremony will be held on the 25th May 2011.

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This year, the festival will showcase 124 films from 23 countries.

Five competitive categories:

  • Best Narrative Feature
  • Best Documentary Feature
  • Best Documentary  Short
  • Best International Narrative Short
  • Best Indian Narrative Short
  • A special ‘Riyad Wadia Award for Best Emerging Indian Filmmaker’

An eminent jury comprising of award winning filmmakers, actors and media professionals will decide the winners of the above competitive categories.

‘Spotlight on Filmmaker’ : US filmmaker Q. Allan Brocka and Filmmaker in Focus: UK filmmaker Rikki Blair Beadle. Highlight of this year is the presence of these two renowned international filmmakers who will be coming to Mumbai to present their films and interact with the audience.

This year ‘Country Focus’ will be on Israel with more than 7 films.

Special package of films on Anti-Bullying and Homophobia in schools followed by a panel discussion.

‘Parents of Queers’ evening of film screening and panel discussion. Sonali Gulati will be present to screen her docu-feature 'I Am' and speak at the panel discussion.

 ‘Red Ribbon’ package of features and shorts on HIV/AIDS.

‘Boys Shorts’, ‘Girls Shorts’ , ‘Trans Shorts’ continues KASHISH’s mission of showcasing short films and short filmmakers. This year introduces a new short collection: ‘Bi Shorts’ 

Also ‘Indian Masala Mix’ : 2 packages showcasing an enticing collection of contemporary Indian shorts films.   



Only persons ABOVE THE AGE OF 18 can register to attend the festival

Festival Entry is ONLY for pre-registered Delegates.

Registration is FREE OF COST.

A valid Photo ID and Proof of Age is to be carried for admission to all screenings.

 To register you need to fill out the Delegate Registration Form and submit it to obtain a Delegate Pass.


Delegate Registration Forms are available for downloaded at


Delegate Registration Forms are available at

 1KASHISH Festival Office : Centre for Excellence & Research (CEFE), No.2, Riviera, 15th Road, Santacruz (W), Mumbai - 400 054 Contact Person: Gautam Yadav: +91 9930796749

 2. Azaad Bazaar : 16th/33rd Road Bandra (West), Mumbai, Opp Mini Punjab, in the same lane as KFC , Mumbai, India; email: , Phone: +91.9930212636

3. DKloset : Shop No 1, Villa Queenie, Plot No 369, 16th Road, opposite Hawain Shack, near Mini Punjab Restaurant, Bandra West, Mumbai: 400050, India.     Phone: +91 9820319195

4.The Humsafar Trust : 3rd Floor Manthan Plaza, Nehru Road, Vakola, Santacruz East, Mumbai - 400055, Phone: +91 2226673800;+91 2226650547. Ask for Sonal or Gautam



KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is organized by Solaris Pictures and Bombay Dost in association with The Humsafar Trust. The festival is supported by Principal Partner DKT along with Associate Partners UNDP, UNAIDS and Movies That Matter.


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