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Swara Bhasker, Divya Dutta film Sheer Qorma wins at Frameline, qualifies for BAFTA

Directed by Faraz Arif Ansari, the film won the Best Short Film Audience Award at the film festival.

Photo: Courtesy Swara Bhasker on Twitter

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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). 

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. 

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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