Badal, Hamza Bangash's directorial debut, played at the Short Film Corner at the Cannes International Film Festival 2014. Through the SFC program, Badal has secured French distribution and will be released for French audiences in January 2015!
Hamza Bangash and his producer, Rida Sakina, had the opportunity to pitch the idea for their next short, Gunning for Karachi, at the ShortsTV Pitch Competition at Cannes.
Beating hundreds of filmmakers, Hamza made it to the top five before losing to a two-time BAFTA award winner.
However, Hamza is determined to have the film made- keep your eyes open for the upcoming Kickstarter campaign to raise funding for Hamza's future projects. For more information about the pitch, check out the video!
"Hamza Bangash is a talented film maker. He is also Pakistani and above all from Karachi. However, unlike most people from Karachi, Pakistan Hamza will spend this summer on the Côte d'Azur showcasing his short film 'Badal' at the Cannes Film Festival. The Karachi Voice's Art Editor, Musfira Shaffi (who also co-wrote the film 'Badal') sits down to talk the Hamza about the film showing at Cannes as well as another short, 'Smile for Karachi' and dwells a little further into the mind of a colleague, friend and a Pakistani film maker..."
"Film maker Hamza Bangash started his career when he was just 19-years-old as a theatre writer and director. Since then the young, ambitious and passionate Pakistani has moved on to directing award winning short films. His film Badal was recently selected to be part of the Short Film Corner program at Cannes Film Festival.
We caught up with Bangash to find out more about Badal, Karachi and what’s next for the promising young film maker..."
APRIL 18, 2014 |
"I met Ray after stumbling into Classic Video a few weeks ago. After browsing the shelves for a few minutes, Ray approached me and we started talking about films- one of my favourite topics as a film student. His story about how he joined Classic Video, how the store defeated Video Rental giants –Blockbuster..."
That's Hamza Bangash- he's a 4th year film student and he's actually gone full circle when it comes to KCFF...
"Even as a first-year student Hamza Bangash (Artsci’ 14) had his sights set on having one of his own films included in the Kingston Canadian Film Festival. A student in the Stage and Screen program, Mr. Bangash landed his first work-study position with the local festival. While primarily an administrative role, the placement also offered the burgeoning filmmaker the chance to help with festival programming..."