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Columbia filmmakers make a splash at the Nashville Film Festival

Current student Asad Farooqui and alumna Fany de la Chica '18 are presented this year Nashville Film Festival .

Headshot by Asad FarooquiThe Farooqui pilot script The Islamic boys is a finalist in the Category hour pilot of the festival's script competition. Plus is its feature script The immigration game is a semi-finalist in the Feature Comedy script competition. The winners will be announced on October 6th.

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Also the short film by de la Chica To believe something (to believe something) , which she wrote and staged, can be seen at the festival in the Shorts Program Competition. The program winner will be considered for the Academy Award. Something to believe in was also shown at the NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Film Festival last weekend and is expected to be at Spanish Film Festival in London , the Oaxaca Filmfestival , and the International Short Film Festival Linz .

The Nashville Film Festival began on October 3rd and runs through October 12th. The festival, founded in 1969, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It was voted one of 25 film festivals that are worth entering by MovieMaker-Shop and was made by. named one of the top 20 film festivals in the USA USA today . The festival showcases the best of world cinema, American indies, documentaries and numerous short programs from seasoned masters, aspiring directors and first-time filmmakers. With Oscar-qualifying status and numerous well-attended short film programs, the festival has shown many award-winning narrative and animated short films.

Asad Farooqui is a director, screenwriter, producer and actor. He has produced several short films with stories about Muslim and Pakistani people in their American whereabouts. Farooqui has received multiple fellowships and grants, including the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute Fellowship, the Travel Research Grant from the Dean of Columbia University, and the Henry and Evelyn Cox Academic Scholarship. His short film broke was an official selection for the 2018 Atlanta Film Festival and has performed at several film festivals around the world. Farooqui is currently a teaching fellow for the Undergraduate Film Studies Program at Columbia University.

Fany de la Chica, born in Andalusia, is a filmmaker and singer. She studied Cinematography at the School of Cinema Studies of Cataluña (Barcelona) and received a Masters of Arts in Documentary from the Royal Holloway University of London before coming to Columbia. She received a College Emmy Award for her short film Believing something , and in 2018 she received Glamor magazine New view - girl look Award for The show ceremony.

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