Presented as part of Birmingham Indian Film Festival, support your local filmmaker! Join us for a chance to see the work of exciting and diverse emerging filmmakers from across the UK.

From award-winning dramas to insightful documentaries, we see a rarely presented slice of life of Asian Britain today, with discussion with some of the upcoming young filmmakers on stage.

51 States

Director: Cass Virdee. Duration: 15 mins.
In an all-too-possible future, a Sikh wife and mother risks execution in the fight to be reunited with her family.

Press Key 5

Director: Lipa Hussain. Duration: 10 mins.
When lockdown restrictions leave Ayesha unable to interpret in person, she must deliver life changing news over the phone everyday.

Catch a Butcher

Director: Cassiah Joski-Jethi. Duration: 13 mins.
In a 19th Century Indian maternity ward, a nurse’s first night on the job descends into terror when Anglo-Indian babies go missing


Director: Iqbal Mohammed. Duration:12 mins.
Two young British Pakistani men reunite in their deprived Northern town only to realise they now live very different lives.

Boots on Ground

Director: Kiran Kaur Brar. Duration: 9 mins.
An autobiographical account of a second generation British South Asian women's experiences with the police, racism and violence in London.

Kitchen Tales

Director: Jane Moriarty . Duration: 23 mins.
Newly Indian immigrants to the UK navigate 40 years of marriage through the food they make and the meals they share as their family grows and their love struggles to survive.

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