‘Sheer Qorma', starring Shabana Azmi, Swara Bhaskar, and Divya Dutta has won the Best Short Film Audience Award at the recent 34th Connecticut LGBT Film Festival.
The film’s director Faraz Arif Ansari tweeted the news on Tuesday. “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 the highest audience score,” Ansari wrote.
In a separate tweet, he added “Huge thank you to Shane Angstrom, Festival Co-Director, the entire team at #outfilmCT, and all the audiences that voted for our film! If you are reading this, please accept out deepest gratitude- THANK YOU”.
The film is based on an LGBTQ+ theme and it narrates a story of love and acceptance, revolving around is leads Swara, Divya, and Shabana Azmi.
“Love shouldn’t be judged , love shouldn’t be restrictive , love shouldn’t be confined . Sheer Qorma is one such tender story about the freedom to choose who you love. We are extremely happy to see our labour of love transcending across borders and getting recognition at a global platform like the FRAME LINE FILM Festival. In these gloomy times, this has come as ray of happiness and hope,” Shabana Azmi told IANS.