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‘Sheer Qorma’ wins Best Short Film Audience Award at Connecticut LGBT Film Festival


Director Faraz Arif Ansari’s film Sheer Qorma has won the Best Short Film Audience Award at the recent 34th Connecticut LGBT Film Festival. Ansari shared the news on twitter “WE WON! #SheerQorma wins the BEST SHORT FILM, Audience Award at the 34th Connecticut LGBT Film Festival @OutFilmCT. Out of 83 short films in competition from over the world, we received highest audience score,” He wrote.

In a separate tweet, he added: “Huge thank you to Shane Engstrom, Festival Co-Director, the entire team at #OutFilmCT & all the audiences that voted for our film! If you are reading this, please accept our deepest gratitude — THANK YOU!”

Starring Shabana Azmi, Swara Bhasker and Divya Dutta in leading roles Sheer Qorma is based on an LGBTQ+ theme narratinng a story of love and acceptance.

Swara retweeted the news from producer Marijke deSouza’s Tweet and wrote: Amazing! Congrats to us all! Kudos to you and Faraz for making this film possible.”

The film also had its world premiere at the San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival recently.

The trailer of the film was released early last year. The short film’s release date is yet to be announced.