Only Love Matters

Kamran Qureshi (Director), Iram Qureshi (Producer)

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Only Love Matters is a romantic drama feature film directed by Kamran Qureshi, screenwriter Iannis Aliferis and produced by Iram Qureshi for KQ Movies Ltd. The movie was filmed in the UK and the Great Indian desert. It is the story of an intersex mother, her sacrifice for her adopted daughter and the struggle for the rights of people like her. Being the first British fiction feature film that brings realistic intersex lead characters, Only Love Matters contributes to the visibility of intersex characters and their representation in visual culture.

The film entered into multiple international film festivals and accumulated over 30 awards. It also won the UEA's Engagement Award and was the finalist of Innovation and Impact Award 2022. Only Love Matters was shot on over 40 locations and included more than 300 collaborators from across the globe, including actors, crew, screenwriter, lyricists, music composers, singers, and facilitators. The film exploited multiple opportunities to create awareness internationally about intersex and their issues by publicly speaking in interviews on many media platforms including BBC One TV, BBC Radio, BBC News, That’s TV UK, Canada One TV, PTV News, podcasts, live TV transmissions and digital news.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationRed Dog Cinema Marbella Spain and BFI Southbank London
PublisherKQ Movies Ltd
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2023
EventMarbella International Film Festival - Red Dog Cinema, Marbella, Spain
Duration: 6 Oct 2023 → …


  • romantic drama
  • British feature film
  • intersex mother
  • adopted daughter
  • intersex human rights
  • romantic relationship

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