The horror short film ‘Moshari’ directed by Nuhash Humayun has won the Atlanta Film Festival Jury Prize for Best Narrative Short on Thursday.
The news was confirmed by Nuhash himself on his verified Facebook page on Thursday. He wrote, “Moshari is now oscar qualifying! Our Bangladeshi horror film just won the Atlanta Film Festival Jury Prize for Best Narrative Short, an Oscar Qualifying Award.”
Thanking his team, family, and his industry colleagues in Bangladesh he added, “The future of Bangla cinema and Bangla horror seems bright...or rather dark. Next step, Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes!”
The short horror film stars ‘No Dorai’ famed actress Sunehra Binte Kamal and Nuhash’s niece Onora.
The story of the short film revolves when the world is overrun with bloodthirsty creatures, the last of mankind perseveres in Dhaka, Bangladesh by spending their nights inside the moshari - the only known shelter from the unknown threat.
Two sisters, Apu and Ayra, must navigate this strange new world to survive. However, their strained relationship is becoming as much of a threat as the dangers outside.
The film has also been selected for Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes and SITGES Festival. Recently, Nuhash Humayun has garnered positive responses from the audience for the horror series titled ‘Pet Kata Shaw’ in Chorki.
Since 1976, the ALTFF shows a diverse range of independent films, with special attention paid to women-directed films, LGBTQ films, Latin American films, Black films and films from the American Southeast.
This year’s festival was held from April 21 to May 1, 2022.