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Hamza Bangash’s debut flick bags first prize at Busan International Film Festival

Sarmad Sultan Koohsat’s Zindagi Tamasha is not the only flick to bag the award at South Korean Busan International Film Festival, Pakistani Filmmaker Hamza Bangash’s debut flick has also won big at the  BIFF.

Pakistani Filmmaker had submitted his debut film ‘Mariam’ to the Busan International Film Festival, South Korea and the film won the first prize. The proud director shared this happy news on his Instagram.


Hamza Bangash wrote on the Instagram post, “I still can’t believe this happened. My feature film debut project, Mariam, has picked up the First Prize, MPA-AFA award at BIFF.” He further wrote, “Super grateful to Asian Film Academy, Motion Picture Association and Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) for this opportunity. Mariam, my feature film debut, is taking small steps into becoming a reality.” So actually there are two films who bagged accolades in this prestigious South Korean International Film Festival, Zindagi Tamasha by Sarmad Khoosat and Mariam by Hamza Bangash.

Read More : Sarmad Khoosat’s Zindagi Tamasha wins Kim Ji-Seok Award at Busan International Film Festival

Hamza Bangash is aiming to take his film to L.A next.

Rameeza Nasim

Rameeza Nasim, a Paralian, passionate about poetry, drama and fiction. By giving drama critiques I feel like I am endorsing the writer's message to the audiences, I love my job. Being a critic responsibility lies on my shoulders to point out the flaws and shortcomings of the play be it on writer's , performers or director's end . I did my Masters in English Literature and Linguistics .

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