Nuhash Humayun's horror short film ‘Moshari’ has won the Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at the Atlanta Film Festival (ALTFF) 2022, one of the few Academy Award-qualifying festivals in the world.
Nuhash himself confirmed the news on his verified Facebook page on Thursday night.
The post read: “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. Thank you to my incredible team, my family, and my industry colleagues in Bangladesh and beyond for being part of this journey."
'No Dorai'-famed actress Sunerah Binte Kamal and Nuhash's niece Nairah Onora Saif performed in the film.The 22-minute film had its world premiere at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival in March.
Regarding the film, ALTFF jury said:"Working with familiar horror elements, 'Moshari' constructs a totally surprising edge-of-your-seat story that brings real world social-political realities into a brilliant unique world."
Alongside winning the award at the 2022 ATLFF, ‘Moshari’ has also been selected for Marché du Film-Festival de Cannes and also for the SITGES Festival International de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya's Fantastic 7 segment.