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Two Asian shorts were awarded at the 20th BogoShorts – Bogotá Short Film Festival

Mulaqat (Sandstorm) directed by Seemab Gul, and Will You Look at Me directed by Shuli Huang were awarded at the BogoShorts – Bogotá Short Film Festival (Colombia) which took place from December 6 – 13, 2022.

Best Narrative Short Film – International Competition

Mulaqat (Sandstorm) by Seemab Gul – Pakistan, UK | 2021 – 20 minutes

Zara, a schoolgirl in Karachi (Pakistan), shares a sensual dance video with her virtual boyfriend, who then blackmails her. Caught between his manipulative behaviour and the desire to experience love on her own terms, Zara searches for the strength to reject the confines of a patriarchal society. (BogoShorts 2022)

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Best Short Documentary – International Competition

Will You Look at Me by Shuli Huang – China | 2022 – 20 minutes

As a young Chinese filmmaker returns to his hometown in search for himself, a long due conversation with his mother dives the two of them into a quest for acceptance and love. (BogoShorts 2022)

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