Farooki’s Television wins prize in Italy


Mostafa Sarwar Farooki’s Television has bagged the jury award of the best feature film at the Asiatica Filmmediale 2013. Besides, it also won in the category of the best feature film by audience popular vote at the same festival in Rome, Italy.

About 12 feature films participated at the festival held from October 12 to 20.

Italian director Payman Maadi’s debut feature film ‘Snow on Pines!’ has won the NETPAC award at the festival.

This year’s jury board was led by veteran cinematographer and ex-president of Italian Cinematographers Association Luciano Tovoli and top directors of Italy like Antonioni, Nanni Moretti and others.

Depicting a story of collision between the old and new social values, Television stars Chanchal Choudhury, Mosharraf Karim, Nusrat Imroz Tisha and Shahir Huda Rumi.

The film has so far been screened in festivals like Busan International Film Festival 2010, Dubai International Film Festival 2012, Cinemanila International Film Festival 2012. The film will be screened in the Kolkata Film Festival in November and also in the Asia-Pacific Screen Awards in Australia in December.

Source:New Age


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