Too Desi Too Queer

Director: Various directors
Run time: 100 mins | Recommended Certificate: 12A
Language: Various Languages with English subtitles | Year: 2022 | Country: India, Pakistan, United Kingdom, USA

Birmingham Indian Film Festival is delighted to screen this pioneering short-film programme at The Electric. We explore the lives, loves, experiences and well-being of South Asian LGBTQIA+ communities throughout the subcontinent and diaspora with this dynamic and thought-provoking selection of recent LGBTQIA+ short films.

Short Film Programme

Dear Dad
Dir: Ibrahim Rana
10 mins | English, Urdu with English subtitles
A young man comes to meet his dying father for the confrontation of his life.

Her Canvas
Dir: Sagar Devram Minde
9 mins | No dialogue
On a cloudy melancholy evening Myra, a visual artist experiences an overwhelming surge of emotions. Hinged between past and present she tries to make sense of reality around her.

Look Like You
Dir: Snigdha Kapoor
12 mins | English
While visiting the adoptive family of her eight-year-old biological son, Tara overcomes the hesitation of his parents to relay advice she gathered from growing up as a queer outcast.

Shoot Your Shot
Dir: Mishaal Memon
12 mins | English
An emotional standoff takes flight as two immigrant queer teens navigate that fuzzy feeling in your stomach, all whilst learning how to skateboard.

Discovering Kali – 25 years of the Legendary Club
Dir: Matt Mahmood Ogston
40 mins | English
The legendary Club Kali’s 25 year history and heritage is celebrated through the eyes of its founders, performers, and attendees in this roaring documentary.

Panel Discussion



Various directors

Film Screenings

Birmingham | Electric Cinema
June 25, 2023 6:00 pm

Q&A with special guest

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