Shah Newaz Khan Cju’s one-shot short film ‘Not A Fiction’ has been selected as an official selection for the 18th Hamilton International Film Festival.
Shah Newaz Khan Cju’s one-shot short film “Not A Fiction” has been selected as an official selection for the 18th Hamilton International Film Festival.
The Hamilton International Film Festival is a Canadian Screen Awards Qualifying Festival. The Canadian Screen Awards are the Canadian equivalent of the Oscars and Emmys combined.
“Not A Fiction” will join the Canadian Film Market, a major part of the film festival. If this film has made another two selections at the Canadian Screen Awards Qualifying Festivals, then it’ll officially compete at the Canadian Screen Award.
Internationally renowned Bangladeshi film critic and journalist Sadia Khalid Reeti is working as the co-producer of this film with Shah Newaz Khan Cju.
“Not A Fiction” is a 4-minute short film that was made on a very tight budget of less than $100. The film was shot at Jahangirnagar University in 2020 and the crew refused remuneration for working on this film as a birthday gift to their director.
Cju began the post-production part of this film with the support of renowned editor and colorist Rashaduzzaman Shohag , National Award-winning sound designer Ripon Nath, and revered CGI artist Nazmul Hasan Topu, all of whom worked for free and developed this film on par with international standards.
After Sadia Khalid Reeti joined as the co-producer of this film they began their next journey called festival distribution.
Cju’s fictional debut, “Not A Fiction” was selected under the “International Shorts” category at the HIFF taking place October 21 to 29. This will also be the world premiere of this film.
The film will compete with seven other films from Spain, Greece, New Zealand, Jordan, Botswana, the Cayman Islands, and the UK at the 18th Hamilton Film Festival for the Best International Short Award.
Source: Dhaka Tribune.