Spotlight on Asia with 39 LGBTQIA+ films from the Asian continent screening virtually at KASHISH 2021

Celebrating its position as South Asia’s biggest LGBTQIA+ film festival, in its 12th edition, KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival turns the spotlight on LGBTQIA+ films from Asia – with 39 films from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar, Iran, Lebanon, Turkey and Indonesia.

There are 3 narrative feature films – ANOTHER SELF (Iran), LOVE, SPELLS AND ALL THAT (Turkey) and BRIHONNOLA (India); and two documentary feature films from India – ADMITTED and MOHINI – MEN IN SAREES. Rest are narrative and documentary short films.

“These films not only highlight the challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community due to the legal and social discrimination, but also offer portraits of joy and happiness that the queer people manage to find against all odds. These films not only mirror realities, but also celebrate the human spirit,” said Saagar Gupta, director of programming.

KASHISH 2021 will take place online from August 19th to September 5th over three weekends. Registrations are open for full-festival pass and weekend passes for both Indian audiences and International audiences. This year too the festival is open to audiences across the word!

More information about the films, programs, schedule and registration can be found at