Presented as part of Birmingham Indian Film Festival, our super-hit ‘Too Desi Too Queer’ shorts programme explores the lives, experiences and wellbeing of South Asian LGBTQIA+ communities in the Subcontinent and diaspora, through a dynamic and thought-provoking selection of recent LGBTQIA+ short films.

Funded by the Arts Council England, following the film showings, we present a live performance by dancer and storyteller Ash Mukherjee, exploring his youthful inspirations and Queerness, from Bollywood classics to a rich diversity of other inspirations.

The event will be followed by a panel discussion.


Begum Parvathi

Director: Radha Prasiddha | Run time: 8 minutes | Language: Malayalam.

Queer Parivar

Director: Shiva Raichandan | Run time: 25 minutes | Language: English.


Director: Hetain Patel | Run time: 23 minutes | Language: English.

Muhafiz (The Protector)

Director: Pradipta Ray | Run time: 20 minutes | Language: Hindi.

My Mothers Girlfriend

Director: Arun Fulara | Run time: 15 minutes | Language: Marathi/Hindi.

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