Directed by Faraz Arif Ansari, the film won the Best Short Film Audience Award at the film festival.
Swara Bhasker, Divya Dutta film Sheer Qorma wins at Frameline, qualifies for BAFTA
Mumbai - 02 Jul 2021 19:03 IST
Updated : 19:55 IST
Faraz Arif Ansari's Sheer Qorma has won the Best Short Film Audience Award at the Frameline: San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, which qualifies it for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA).
WE WON THE BIGGEST QUEER FILM FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD!— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) July 1, 2021
HUGE!!! #SheerQorma becomes the 1st Indian film to win @framelinefest in the festival’s 37 years!!! 🌈✨#SheerQorma wins @framelinefest — the #BAFTA qualifying, longest running, largest l queer film exhibition in the world! pic.twitter.com/pR3E1QRfyM
The film had its world premiere at the festival, which took place between 17-27 June. The film was screened as part of the Enby Love Shorts section.
The film sees Swara Bhasker and Divya Dutta play lovers and companions who are struggling in a foreign country, while Dutta's character's mother, played by Shabana Azmi, still has to come to terms with their sexuality.
The director also shared the news, announcing that the film had become the first Indian film to win at the film festival.
#SheerQorma WINS THE BIGGEST QUEER FILM FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD — @framelinefest, #BAFTA qualifying, longest running, largest & most widely recognised queer film exhibition in the world! 🌈✨🏆 HISTORIC! First Indian film to win @framelinefest! 🌈 #Frameline45 #AllKindsOfQueer 🦄 pic.twitter.com/1aeIQ28EUs— Faraz Arif Ansari (@futterwackening) July 1, 2021
Previously, the film had also won Best Short Film, Audience Award at the 34th Connecticut LGBTQ Festival. The film was initially scheduled to be released in 2020.
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