Jamal Rahman wins Best Indie Filmmaker for short film Elizabeth


Pakistani filmmaker Jamal Rahman’s short film Elizabeth has won the Best Indie Filmmaker trophy at the Top Shorts Film Festival.

Taking to Instagram, Jamal announced that his film not only won ‘Best Indie Filmmaker’ but also made it to the semi-finals at the Los Angeles Film Awards.

Jamal Rahman had made the short film as his final project at the New York Film Academy last summer.

Elizabeth is the story of a girl with an unusual phobia who must overcome her fear to get what she so desperately wants.

Earlier this year, actor and director Usman Mukhtar’s Bench won the best short film award at the South Shore Film Festival in New York. The trailer of the film was released on YouTube in June.

Meanwhile, Ali Sohail Jaura’s short, Dry Leaves has been nominated for the Miami Short Film Festival. Featuring Samina Ahmed and Durdana Butt in key roles, the film is also an official selection at the upcoming Gandhara Indepent Film Festival. 

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