AUB production Pardaa is achieving great success at film festivals.

Written and directed by MA Film Production student, Kajri Babbar, the story follows an Indian-Muslim girl secretly sacrificing her religious morals in the need of money.

Pardaa has been officially selected for the BAFTA Affiliated Aesthetica Film Festival 2017, and was awarded Outstanding Achievement at Calcutta International Cult Film Festival in May this year. The film will be screened at the Aesthetica Film Festival in York in early November as part of the NAHEMI film screenings.

Pardaa has also reached the semifinal round of the 44th annual Student Academy Awards, it is one of 85 films to advance this year. The Academy Awards received 1,586 film submissions, which puts the production roughly in the top 5% of all films submitted.

Speaking about the success of the film, MA Course Leader, David Munns, said:

“It is always great to see our students’ films being recognised at festivals. In the case of Pardaa, not only to be recognised by the Student Academy Awards but also that this is a film made in the first quarter of the MA course. Their Portfolio Film is currently in pre-production to shoot in September.”

Interviews with student Director, Kajri, have been featured in numerous online and print articles including The Times of India, and have been featured on Indian television.

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