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Kochi-based designer wins Kashish 2022 poster contest

The theme of the event, which will be held from 1 to 5 June, is 'Flights For Freedom'.

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Kochi-based graphic designer Sreejith Mohan has been chosen as the winner of the Kashish 2022 Wendell Rodricks Poster Design Contest for the 13th Kashish  Mumbai International Queer Film Festival. The winner was picked by Jérôme Marrel, husband of late Wendell Rodricks. 

Offering his thoughts on the winning design, Marrel said, “I selected this design as it represents Wendell’s love and ideology in two ways: firstly, the minimalism of his fashion line which is reflected in this design gives us a clear message without being crowded; and secondly the fact that Wendell was always interested in origami.”

Reacting to the choice of the winning entry, Sridhar Rangayan, festival director, said, “The poster reflects the true vision and intent of the festival with its all-inclusive rainbow flag giving wings to the bird to fly. The colours of the transgender flag have been integrated into the design, denoting the festival’s mission to focus on the marginalized segments within the LGBTQIA+ community.”

Sreejith’s design was selected from around 40 submissions received from across the country. He will receive a cash award of Rs25,000, supported by the late Wendell Rodricks’ estate, and a Kashish golden butterfly trophy. The winning design will be used on all the Kashish 2022 collaterals.

Speaking about his design, Sreejith said, “I developed my design on the concept of ‘freedom’. I used an origami dove as a symbol of craft (which represents cinema), the dove spreading the colours of LGBTQIA+, and it flying towards the sun (which is represented by a film reel).

“I’m profoundly happy to know that I have won the poster designing contest for the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival. I'm a great movie enthusiast. I closely follow every film festival and exhibition happening around the globe. As a human being, I believe all humans are equal and should be treated equally no matter where they are in the spectrum of gender, caste or creed.  I take this opportunity to appreciate Kashish and all the people who work behind the festival for creating a platform for the queer community to express their passion for cinema. I extend my best wishes for Kashish 2022 and all the years coming," he added.

The theme for Kashish 2022, is 'Flights For Freedom'. The festival will be held from 1 to 5 June 2022.

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