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Streaming April 28-May 1st, 2023
On Filmocracy

Queer Parivaar

India I 27 mins I Drama I 2021 I Bengali, English

 w/ English subtitles

'Iris Prize - Best British Short' - Film4 & Pinewood Studios

Official Selection: BFI Flare, OUTFEST, Kashish, San Diego Int'l Film Festival, & Korea Queer Film Festival


When a mysterious gatecrasher appears at their wedding, Madhav and Sufi are forced to face past secrets and reflect on what makes a family.

About the Artist


Shiva Raichandani is a multidisciplinary non-binary artist whose works harness the power of storytelling to create inclusive spaces for positive gender-expansive representation in media.


Shiva is a screenwriter, director, and producer for film and TV. As an awardee of the inaugural Netflix Documentary Talent Fund, they directed a short film called PEACH PARADISE, which premiered on TikTok’s first-ever live film showcase. Shiva’s independent short  QUEER PARIVAAR won the prestigious BAFTA-qualifying Iris Prize ‘Best British Short’ award, making it available for broadcast and streaming on Channel 4.


More recently, Shiva’s documentary ALWAYS, ASIFA (commissioned by Together TV’s Diverse Film Fund 2022) premiered at the BFI’s London Film Festival. Shiva was a semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent; competed on India’s and France’s Got Talent; participated in an exclusive Netflix short film; delivered a TEDx  and 'Google - I am Remarkable’ talk; & performed at Cannes Lions. 

Shiva also freelances as a speaker and consultant on inclusive LGBTQIA+ practices for corporate and non-profit organisations, and is a D&I Content Consultant at New Inclusion.

Shiva has degrees in Psychology, Counselling, and Media Communication. Born in Hong Kong, raised in Dubai and Indonesia, educated in India, and currently based in London, they are an ideal example of a global citizen with rich sensitivity to diverse cultures.






Writer/Director:        Shiva Raichandani

Screenwriter(s):        Amani Saeed & Shiva Raichandani


Producer(s):              Raisilience

                                  Darius Shu

                                  Neeraj Churi

Associate Producer(s): Prima Alam

                                      British LGBT Awards

                                      Resham Raichandani

Exec: Producer(s):    Huma Qazi

DOP:                         Darius Shu

Prod Design:            Kaajel Patel

Make-Up:                 Amrita Mudan & Maha Alselami

Styling:                     Laura Laas & Qamar Usman



Featured Cast:        Shiva Raichandani

                                 Taru Devani

                                 Asifa Lahore

                                 Raimu Itfum

                                 Aroob Sajjad

                                 Anick Soni

                                 Mahatma Khandi

                                 Asad Shaykh

Film Editor(s):          Alex Balcombe

                                 Darius Shu

Colorist:                  Sarah Buxton

Music:                     Rushil & Leo Kalyan

Sound Design:       Dan Pugsley & Eliran Sivan (Cassini Sound)                                 Jane Lo

Post-Production House:    Goldcrest


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