Queer Muslim - virtual encore

Queer Muslim - virtual encore

April 10, 12:00 AM – April 30, 11:59 PM

This is a virtual event. All shorts programs will be available between April 1-30, 2021 and all feature films will be available for ten days between April 8-18, 2021.

QUEER MUSLIM SHORTS is returning for its third year to celebrate this unique identity with stories exploring family, relationships, and faith. From heartwarming dramas to chuckling comedies, expect a wide range of emotions and an overwhelming sense of joy! Curated by Beyza Bk

Sheer Qorma

Sheer Qorma is a story of belonging and acceptance, identity and family, and how it comes together under one roof, as resilient, queer Muslim women and non-binary characters of colour, choose to embrace love that exists beyond their personal beliefs and social moralities.

Directed by Faraz Arif Ansari 30 m English, Hindi, Urdu India Foreign, Drama


A Palestinian young gay tries to manipulate between his freedom and his family, getting in the middle of a great dilemma.

Directed by Rami Fahel 16 m Hebrew, Arabic Palestine Foreign, Drama

Noor & Layla

Noor and Layla are breaking up. Is it the end of the road for these two Muslim women… or is it the beginning? Noor & Layla is about reclaiming ritual through the love story of two queer, Muslim women, told at five different moments in their relationship, marked by the five calls to prayer (fajr, dhur, asr, maghrib, isha). The film opens at fajr, the dawn prayer, at the end of their relationship and follows a reverse chronology to the evening prayer, isha, the moment they first meet.

Directed by Fawzia Mirza 13 m English Canada Drama


A breakdown on the way to the airport provides a father and son with an opportunity to reconnect.

Directed by Saleh Saadi 15 m Arabic Palestine Drama, Foreign


Zaid, a young Arab-American amateur drag queen has to confront his conservative father and Alzheimer's grandfather about his identity.

Directed by Reem Jubran 12 m Arabic, English United States Drama

The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night

All cards are on the table when a queer Pakistani Muslim woman brings her Puerto Rican girlfriend home for the first time on the family's annual game night

Directed by Fawzia Mirza 11 m English United States Comedy, Action

Habib & The Thief

Two Arab men are playing a sexy game but get interrupted by one of their biggest fears - a threat from the Arab world.

Directed by Naures Sager 15 m Arabic, English, Swedish Sweden Drama, Foreign