Onir is 'thrilled, proud' as his film Pinecone is set to be screened at 38th BFI Flare London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival

Filmmaker Onir expresses excitement as his film Pinecone gets selected to be screened at BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival

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Onir's Pinecone

Director Onir's highly anticipated film, Pinecone, is set to be screened as the official selection at the esteemed 38th edition of the BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival. Known as one of the world's most significant and long-standing queer film events in the LGBTQIA+ community at large, the festival recently unveiled its program, which includes a diverse array of global perspectives, including Onir's groundbreaking film, Pinecone. The filmmaker expressed his happiness on the same.

Pinecone offers a semi-autobiographical narrative that explores how the pursuit of love evolves, against the backdrop of key milestones in the country's gay rights movement. The film has already won the Rainbow Stories award at The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne and Honorable Mention - Best Feature at the International South Asian Film Festival Canada.

Commenting on the selection and screening, Director Onir stated, "I am thrilled and honored to have Pinecone selected for the 38th BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival. This film is a labor of love, and I am immensely proud of the journey it has taken from its inception to this moment. Pinecone is more than just a film; it's a testament to the power of storytelling and the importance of LGBTQ+ narratives in cinema. I hope it serves as an inspiration to aspiring filmmakers and continues to push the boundaries of queer cinema. I am looking forward to be in London for the screening"

Pinecone is made on a meager budget and has been hailed as a groundbreaking piece of cinema, challenging conventional norms and proving that the heart and vision behind a film are what truly matter, regardless of budget constraints. The screening of Pinecone at the 38th BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival marks another milestone in the film's journey, solidifying its place as a poignant and essential addition to the queer cinematic landscape. 

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