Sheer Qorma

 

Trailer

 

Dir: Faraz Arif Ansari | Hindi with English Subtitles | World Premiere Frameline 2021

Starring Shabana Azmi, Divya Dutta, Swara Bhasker, Kalyanee Mulay, Priya Malik, Jitin Gulati
Written & Directed by Faraz Arif Ansari
Produced by Marijke de Souza
Co-Produced by Keshav Suri, Lotus Visual Productions, Patience Darya, Rajesh Parwatkar
Associate Producers: Deepu Nair & Seema Hari
A Futterwacken Films Presentations

Sheer Qorma is a story of belonging and acceptance, identity and family, and how it comes together under one roof, as resilient, queer Muslim women of color choose to embrace the love that exists beyond their personal beliefs and social moralities.

Noteworthy festivals and awards:

World Premiere: Frameline 45, USA, 2021, Winner Audience Choice Award Best Short

Connecticut LGBT Film Festival, USA, 2021, Winner Best Short Film Audience Award

Gasparilla International Film Festival, USA, 2021, Winner Grand Jury Award

TRANSITION: International Queer Minorities Film Festival, Austria, 2021

Prairie Pride Film Festival, USA, 2021

OutSouth Queer Film Festival, USA, 2021, Winner Grand Jury Award

Indisches Filmfestival Stuttgart, Germany, 2021

Over-The-Rhine International Film Festival, USA, 2021, Winner Grand Jury Award

SFO Queer Film Festival, USA, 2021, Winner Grand Jury Award 

International Film Festival of South Asia, Canada, 2021

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, Australia, 2021, Winner Equality in Cinema (short)

West Sound Film Festival, USA, 2021, Winner Best Short Narrative: Cinematography

Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati, USA, 2021, Winner Best Short Film

Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival, USA, 2021

Honalulu Rainbow Film Festival, USA, 2021

Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Canada, 2021

Thessaloniki International GLAD Film Festival, Greece, 2021

Queer International Film Festival, Mexico, 2021

DC South Asian Film Festival, USA, 2021

Bengaluru International Short Film Festival, India, 2021

Fargo Moorhead LGBT Film Festival, USA, 2021, Winner Best Film of the Festival

Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival, USA, 2021, Winner Best International Film

Kansai Queer Film Festival, Japan, 2021

REELING: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, USA, 2021

Out on Film Atlanta LGBTQ Film Festival, USA, 2021, Winner Audience Award

Accolade Global Competition, California, USA, 2021, Winner, Award of Merit, Special Mention

The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival, USA, 2021, Winner Choice Award & Festival Favourite Award

Celebriamo la ricchezza del cinema lesbico, Italy, 2021

Harvey Milk Festival / Fabulous Independent Film Festival, USA, 2021

Chicago South Asian Film Festival, USA, 2021

Atlanta Indian Film Festival, USA, 2021

NEWFEST: The New York LGBT+ Film Festival, USA, 2021, Winner Audience Choice Award

Scottish International Queer Film Festival, UK, 2021

Seattle Queer Film Festival, USA, 2021

India International Film Festival Boston, USA, 2021, Winner Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress

Astoria Film Festival, USA, 2021, Winner Best Picture

Aks International Minorities Film Festival, Pakistan, 2021, Winner Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Short Film

Las Vegas Queer Arts Film Festival, USA, 2021, Winner Best Screenplay Award

Soho London Independent Film Festival, UK, 2021, Winner Best Actress in Supporting Role

Hyderabad Queer Film Festival, India, 2021

Dallas Fort Worth South Asian Film Festival, USA, 2021, Winner Best Actress and Best Film

NYC South Asian Film Festival, USA, 2021, Winner Best Actress and Best Director

REEL Q: Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival, USA, 2021, Winner Best Short Film

Utopia Film Festival, USA, 2021, Winner Best Short Film

Revolution Me Film Festival, New York City, USA, 2021, Winner Best Social Impact Film and Best Drama Film

Dili International Film Festival, Timor-Leste, 2021, Winner Best Narrative Short

Cambria Film Festival, USA, 2022, Winner Cambria Heart Award

S I S A K

Dir: Faraz Arif Ansari | Silent Film

Associate producers Lotus Visual Productions

Sisak is India’s First Silent LGBTQ Love Story in the format of a Short Feature Film Written & Directed by Faraz Arif Ansari. Starring Jitin Gulati & Dhruv Singhal. Sound Design by the National Award Winner Pritam Das. Music by Dhawal Tandon. This short film is the winner of 59 International Awards.