Bench by Usman Mukhtar Wins Big At International Film Festival
Usman Mukhtar's Bench Makes Pakistan Proud!
Usman Mukhtar wears many hats. He is a successful Pakistani actor, director, and cinematographer who began his career as a filmmaker in 2006 and as a theatre actor in 2007, directing music videos and short films as well as acting in many plays before getting his break as a film actor with a role in the 2016 film Janaan.
Now, the director cum actor has made the entire nation proud as his short film Bench has won the award for the best short film at the South Shore Film Festival in New York.
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Usman Mukhtar could not contain his excitement as he took to Twitter to share the amazing news:
#Bench wins at South Shore Film Festival, New York!!! Thank you Team!!!— Usman Mukhtar (@MukhtarHoonMein) July 6, 2020
This isn't the first time that Bench has received such rave reviews as the short film was previously nominated in the best short film category at the Independent Short Awards Festival in Los Angeles, USA, and the third South Asian Short Film Festival.
Due to the ongoing pandemic situation, the judges have had to watch the film online and then vote on it. According to Usman Mukhtar, the short film has also been submitted to various other festivals including Cannes, Busan, and Toronto Film Fest. He and his team are eagerly awaiting the results from those film festivals as well.
Watcht the trailer of Bench here:
Osman Khalid Butt congratulated Usman Mukhar on Twitter as well:
Congratulations, broski! When do we get to watch?— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) July 6, 2020
We, at HNH Style, would like to extend our congratulations to Usman Mukhtar and his team on this wonderful achievement.