Badal goes to Cannes

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 makes it to Top 5 in ShortsTV Pitch

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 in The Karachi Voice

05/06/2014

Hamza Bangash Films give Karachi a reason to smile whilst showcasing at the Cannes Film Festival

"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..." 

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Hamza Bangash in Hip in Pakistan

Hamza Bangash's short film goes to Cannes

"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..."