New Brit-Asian Shorts

Support your local filmmaker! This is your chance to see the work of exciting and diverse emerging filmmakers from across the UK. From award-winning dramas to insightful documentaries, we’re showcasing a rarely-presented slice of life of Asian Britain today. Expect a discussion with young filmmakers on stage.

Birmingham | MAC
November 1, 2023 5:00 pm

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Director: Malinda Kaur | Run time: 10 mins | Language: English, Punjabi with English subtitles

A nuanced portrayal of a mother-daughter relationship exploring the obligations and family ties of being a Sikh woman in contemporary British society.

Bona Vacantia

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Director: Shezah Salam | Run time: 18 mins | Language: English

Property protection officer Nadia Basheer explores the empty homes of those who die alone, while battling her own severe death paranoia.

Queen of Diamonds

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Director: Shehroze Khan | Run time: 14 mins | Language: English

As they sit on Greenwich Hill, Paula and Ali discuss their relationship for the last time.

I Carry It With Me Everywhere

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Director: Arwa Aburawa & Turab Shah | Run time: | Language: English

This ever-relevant short looks at the lives of two migrants living in London, as well as the issues faced by all people of colour in this city.

All The Lights Still Burning

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Director: Dominic Leclerc | Run time: 15 mins | Language: English

A violinist and drug dealer reconnect after years apart, and begin to see their relationship in a new light in this queer romance set in Bradford.

Now And Then

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Director: Harris Alvi | Run time: 16 mins | Language: English

While moving house, Aisha becomes obsessed with old VHS tapes hiding secrets from her husband’s romantic past.