Earlier this month, the eighth annual Screen Talent Europe Pitching Forum took place at The Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad.
Eleven young emerging filmmakers presented their projects in front of a jury and audience, with Little Pictures filmmaker Nazia Mohammad receiving the award of STE’s €4,000 production grant.
The jury said “The winner of this year’s Screen Talent Europe pitch award goes to a film that touched our hearts with a story showing the passing of a miniature world. The jury was especially captured by the authenticity of the director’s approach, not least to the way she talked about directing the non-professional actors that will breathe life into her small corner shop. The award goes to ‘Shaad’ by Nazia Mohammad”
Nazia said “GMAC and STE have created a supportive filmmaking community that is so invaluable at this early stage. Confidence in myself and my possibilities as a filmmaker feel like they’ve grown immensely through the opportunities I’ve had through them – I am forever thankful.”
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