Only Love Matters had its UK premiere on the 27th October at BFI Southbank, London, UK. The film had its world premiere in Marbella, Spain in the first week of October and a screening at the Brunel University London on 26th October (World Intersex Awareness Day). Other universities including Ravensbourne University London and Solent University in partnership with Southampton Film Week have also organised screenings in November 2023.
Only Love Matters has done phenomenally well on the film festival circuit and has won over 30 awards including Best Director, Best Producer, Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Actress, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup, Best Romantic film, Best Women film, Best Message and Best Original Idea.
Winner – New York Movie Awards, USA.
7 Wins – Hollywood Gold Awards, Los Angeles, California, United States.
Winner – UEA Engagement Awards, University of East Anglia, UK.
Winner – 3rd Place: Brunel University London Alumna Award, UK.
Winner – Berlin Indie Film Festival, Germany.
Winner – Los Angeles Film Awards, US.
Winner – New Wave Festival, Munich, Germany.
Winner – London International Film Festival, UK.
2 Wins – Big Syn International Film Festival, London, UK.
2 Wins – Rome International Movie Awards, Italy.
Winner – Auber International Film Festival, France.
2 Wins – Vancouver International Film Awards, Canada.
Winner – Paris Film Awards (Honorable Mention) France.
2 Wins – Top Indie Film Awards Tokyo, Japan.
Winner – International Diversity Film Festival, (Honorable Mention) LA, US.
Winner – World Film Carnival, Singapore.
Winner – Royal Society of Television & Motion Picture Awards.
Winner – Druk International Film Festival, Paro, Bhutan.
2 Wins – Tagore International Film Festival, Bolpur, India.
Winner – Gangtok International Film Festival, Sikkim, India.
2 Wins – L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival (LIAFF), Kolkata, India.
Finalist – Innovation and Impact Awards, University of East Anglia, UK.
Semi Finalist – LA Independent Women Film Awards, US.
Semi Finalist – Serbest International Film Festival, Republic of Moldova.
Nominee – Mabig Film Festival, Germany.
Nominee – The Hollywood Independent Film Festival, Los Angeles, California, US.
Nominee – Bristol International Film Festival, US.
Nominee – Toronto International Women Film Festival, Canada.
Nominee – New York Tri-State International Film Festival, US.
Nominee – Miami Indie Film Awards.
Nominee – London Movie Awards.
Nominee – Montreal Independent Film Festival, Canada.
Nominee – Bollywood International Film Festival, India.
Nominee – Women Cinema and Arts International Film Festival, India
Nominee – Symbol of Knowledge Arts And International Film Festival, India
Official selection – Marbella International Film Festival, Spain.
Selected by the Screening Panel – Winchester Film Festival, United Kingdom.
Screening & Q&A – Southampton Film Week, United Kingdom.
With intersex lead character, the last English language fiction feature film was Predestination (2014) from Australia, while from Britain it will be the first ever. The film has received excellent coverage and interest from academia as well and was discussed at Southern Illinois University (US), University of Westminster, University of Reading (UK), Brunel University London, Ravensbourne University London, Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain); Nagoya University (Japan); Intersex: New Interdisciplinary Approaches research group (INIA, supported by European Commission); to name just a few and also winning an Engagement award and being a finalist for Innovation and Impact award at the University of East Anglia. The Director Dr. Kamran Qureshi is now writing a book on the film and the research conducted for this film for a famous international publisher.