Filmsaaz awarded Best Director Junaid Imam Reaches International Audience

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Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailJunaid Imam, a television director from Mumbai, grown in the small town of Akola(M.S), has produced and directed a short film called “Melawa – The Festival Of Marriage”. It is a story about young girls’ right to education in India. Young girls are often married off to much older men and this film shows how a young girl escapes the tradition and is given a new lease of life.

The film has been officially screened in  different countries – Zambia, North America, Italy, Germany and Kuala Lumpur, Spain, Barcelona, Alcoy,  . It is still running under various foreign international film festivals. In India, the film has already won 9 awards in various categories such as the best film, best director and audience choice awards at the Indian International Film Festivals like CMS International Film Festival of India, Chennai International Film Festival, Bhumika International Film Festival, 6th Filmsaaz- International Short Film Festival of India, Aagaz International Film Festival, Dhan film festival, and so on.

The film is a wonderfully inspiring story not just for the sake of its content, but for the passion of the film-maker towards the making of films himself. It was not easy to get together the team and shoot the film at a remote location like Gonapur. Limited budget, non-availability of professional equipment, team and actors, load-shedding, transport, handling local crowd and panchayat permissions were some roadblocks that tried to get in the way of making of this film. But the “Never Say Die” attitude of this young man not only kept the show on but also pulled up the spirit of the entire team associated with the film. The team made this project a huge success, which is why the film is reaching to a global audience at a global platform. The film is receiving some awesome feedback from audiences and the film jury themselves. “I hope the message of the film reaches to the audience as I want it to. I will try my best to win an award for the film that represents not just me but my country and the brave, capable minds that this country holds.” says Junaid. He looks forward to win accolades for this film at an international platform.

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