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Underground Film Observatory (UFO) is a south-Asian community-led film programme by STAR HOPPER – with a mission to exhibit, nurture, and make available films and moving image works, techniques, and experiments by south-Asian GSM, queer, trans, GNC, and women filmmakers and artists across the globe. ​

Let’s break it down:

It’s a subversive crossroads, a clandestine haven for the unruly where conversations unfold uncharted, unfiltered, uncensored, and unapologetic. Narrated and curated by a motley crew of queer, trans, and neurodivergent South-Asians, who like exploring the intersections of cinema and broader cultural dynamics.

We ask:

Is it truly inclusive?

Is it equitable?

What is the intent?

Does it courageously embrace?

Does it boldly defy?

If not, why, and what transformative shifts can we instigate?

A ceaseless exploration, celebration, and redefinition of the cinematic cosmos.


Born as part of the CMDA Fellowship 2021, in collaboration with ARTX and Goethe Institut Mumbai, UFO is set to bring you thrilling programs.

Connect with us at or for curation, screening, or more information.

Become a UFO member and join on this cinematic journey!



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