Highlights from Friday night’s fabulous finale of the 2018 Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival @loveliff at the BFI!! The Festival closed with Eisha Marjara’s wonderful transgender comedy Venus, a funny, feel-good touching and inspiring story of identity, acceptance and love in all its guises.
Photos: all except last two courtesy of Sohail Anjum
L to R: LIFF’s Executive & Programming Director Cary Sawnhey, Trustee of the Bagri Foundation, Dr Alka Bagri, Venus’ Producer, Joe Balass & Director Eisha Marjara
Star of ‘Venus’ Gordon Warnecke with its Producer & Director
Star of ‘Venus’ Jamie Mayers
LIFF’s Kalpana Doshi with team Bagri Foundation L to R: Elizabeth Horton, Dr Doria Tichit, Dr Alka Bagri & Faye Harvey
L to R: ‘Village Rockstars’ Director Rima Das & ‘Bird of Dusk’ Director Sangeeta Datta
L to R: LIFF’s Patron Tony Matharu, Satyajit Ray Short Film Award winner Etienne Sievers & Cary Sawnhey
Cary Sawnhey opens the closing night
The Bagri Foundation’s Elizabeth Horton presents Etienne Sievers with the Satyajit Ray Short Film Award for his film ‘The Peanut Seller’
Q&A with @Gaysians Co Founder Laks Mann
Birmingham Indian Film Festival 2018 @welovebiff goes out with a bang tomorrow! 🎞️
Start the night with a screening of Venus (pictured) followed by a special Q&A session with the Director of the film Eisha Marjara, before joining us for a drinks reception in @mac_birmingham ’s bar.
VENUS: An award-winning, laugh-out-loud comedy about alternative family values, self-empowerment and love. Sid is a Montreal Punjabi, who after years of struggling with their gender identity has decided to come out as a woman. Other than Sid’s mom crying a lot, all seems to be moving in the right direction, that is until a 14-year-old boy turns up and insists that Sid is his long lost dad from a teenage affair. Shocked – obviously, Sid’s world rapidly spirals out of orbit as Sid attempts to nurture this latch-on teenager who thinks having a transgender Dad is “cool”, an in-the-closet partner and an about to combust Punjabi mom.
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Super good done well congratulations clap clap hooray it's all great and lovely and much happy.
Congratulations to @thrillmurray_ and @magentasharp who's short doc 'VENUS' has been selected for the Leeds International Film Festival 2016.
I had a lot of fun shooting this, with the help of @jordan_p_chang (@thmsedgar also brought bubbles)
Starring - @venus_dimilo
(Photo Credit: @jordan_p_chang)
My documentary film 'Venus' has secured its festival premiere!
The Scottish Queer International Film Festival, September 2016 in Glasgow.
So chuffed that our premiere is at such a cool festival. #Venusfilm
tonight is the premiere of my documentary film VENUS at Tyneside Cinema. To commemorate this me and my best pal and lady partner @magentasharp got matching Venus and womenZ symbols. #cool#bound4life#Venusfilm
I'm directing a short creative #documentary which will be released early next year focusing on a female drag performer, exploring gender roles and the world of #fauxqueens . Some sneak footage/ teaser stuff can be found on the website (Venusfilm.net) and there is also a link to support our Facebook page. There is a lot more footage and trailers and photos and stuff like that coming soon. Any support and interest is appreciated. I am very excited about this project. #Venusfilm#dragqueen#promotion#shortfilm#newcastle#filmmaker#filmmaking
here is a teaser trailer for the short documentary I am directing about the female drag performer @venus_dimilo which will be released next year. You can support us on our Facebook page (Venus film) or on our website (Venusfilm . net) #Venusfilm