Pakistani Short Film “Mulaqat” to be screened at Venice Film Festival.

Pakistani Short Film “Mulaqat” to be screened at Venice Film Festival.

Pakistani Short film, Mulaqat, has made it to the 78th Venice Film Festival. The 20 minutes short film will be premiered at the prestigious Film Festival in September 2021. 

Filmed by Seemab Gul, the short film star Parizae Fatima and Hamza Mushtaq. The news about the screening of a short film was shared by Seemab on her Instagram account she wrote, “Sandstorm will have its world premiere at the 78th Venice Film Festival in the #orrizzonti short films competition”.

Gul also expressed her excitement at getting a chance to be a part of cinema history in the oldest film festival.

Hamza Mushtaq from a cast member of the short film also expressed his gratitude and has thanked the Almighty for these achievements.

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