A film shot by a university graduate has been nominated for an award at Europe’s largest independent film festival.
Khurum Khan, who studied media and production at the Univeristy of Bedfordshire, has been nominated by the Raindance Festival for his filmIng of Musafir as the Best UK Short Film.
The award ceremony at London’s Vue Piccadilly cinema on Saturday, October 5, comes at the end of the 10-day festival.
Musafir, which took three months to produce, follows an individual on their emotional journey through childhood to adulthood.
Khurum said: “Musafir’s very strong, with bits of my life experience in it.
“The family values passed on by my parents and our relationship is very important to me. I wanted to capture these powerful moments in the film and for people to relate to them.”
The seven-minute film will be shown at the festival and the winner of the category will be offered the chance to film next year’s Raindance Festival trailer and qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the Academy Awards.
Khurum, who was assisted by fellow Bedfordshire alumni Majid Kabiri and Bilal Anwar on the Musafir shoot, is planning his next movie about a father-daughter relationship entitled Early Winter, for submission to the Cannes International Film Festival, in 2014.
Khurum added: “I want to be a full-time filmmaker and produce feature movies that are released in the cinemas.”
To watch Musafir search ‘Musafir Karakoori Productions’ on YouTube.