Filmmaking Updates & Discussions By Faisal Hashmi


‘Perfect Living’ Goes To Cannes Film Festival

Those who have been following our last short film ‘Perfect Living’ would be very surprised and pleased to know that it is going to Cannes Film Festival thanks to Abu Dhabi Film Commission.

Abu Dhabi Film Commission revealed in March that they are looking for short films to showcase at the Cannes Film Festival 2011 in Paris, and want to show the films at the Short Film Corner in Marche Du Film category. Noticing that it surprisingly isn’t limited to only UAE nationals, I jumped on the chance and submitted the film for consideration with zero expectations. Next thing I know, I get a reply asking to perform a few other steps and my film is now officially playing at the Abu Dhabi Pavilion.

This couldn’t be bigger news for us and it’s great to know that the little film we made for a competition is being appreciated on so many levels. It’s also great to know that there’s outlets for expatriate filmmakers to enter their films in and get appreciated that way, unlike a few competitions that only keep things limited to UAE Nationals. But more on that in a different post.

Till then, thanks for supporting our films to date 🙂


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