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Winner announced for Mumbai queer film festival poster competition

Graphic designer Prachi Patil-Kotkar wins poster competition judged by fashion icon Wendell Rodricks
The winning poster design for Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2013

One of India's most famous fashion designers, Wendell Rodricks, has picked a winner for this years Kashish (Mumbai International Queer Film Festival) poster competition.

The winning design shows five hands creating a star-shape with their fingers around the words 'Towards Change'. It was designed by Mumbai-based graphic designer Prachi Patil-Kotkar.

'The victory sign forming a star is graphic and unforgettable,' said Rodricks.

'It is also interesting that the cliched rainbow flag colors have been totally ignored for an artistic backdrop. I loved it.'

The competition received a record number of entries from professional, student and amateur designers.

Patil-Kotkar, who works as a senior visualizer, illustrator and animator, explained her concept as:

'Colourful waves, which represent a churning of dreams in the ocean of life. The five "victory signs'' reflect diversity - we may come from different places, have different languages, individualities, dreams and desires, but when we come together, we change and become a thing of beauty like the star.'

The winning design of last year's competition featured a butterfly designed by student S Ayyappa.

Kashish 2013, the fourth annual Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, will be held from 23 to 27 May.  

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