KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is held every year for the past five years. The main aim of the festival is to increase 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.

An initiative of the Queer Film Festival, the campus edition is a series of one-day festivals that travel to campuses across India, aiming to reach out and create awareness about issues of  the LGBT community. LGBT which is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.

The festival shall spread forth its hands and will be seen at the eastern metropolis, Kolkata with a bouquet of international and national cinema including rounds of discussions to connect the youth with LGBT issues.

The festival director of KASHISH, Filmmaker Sridhar Rangayan will be travelling to the city for a series of screenings and discussions which will be held at the Presidency University.

Purple Skies

Purple Skies

Short films like A Love Such As This (Ek Maaya Ashi Hi in Marathi) and The Blue Dress (Spanish) will be screened at the event. Also, Rangayan’s critically-acclaimed documentary Purple Skies will be shown at the Alliance Francaise du Bengale on September 30, 2015.

Thereafter, the assemblage of films will be made and then showcased at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur campus on October 1, 2015.