One thing which even this year we are thrilled to see is how fantastic the Kami Sid starrer short film 'Rani' which revolves around a transgender who refuses to indulge in socially unacceptable activities to earn her livelihood has been doing since the past year the world over. After winning a European award as well as numerous accolades in various film festivals, the film premiered in Pakistan and if that was not enough also got featured on BBC World News and became part of a special showcase of films at the short film corner of the Cannes Film Festival as well as be part of the Transtastic section of Frameline 43, San Francisco where it will be premiered at the LGBTQ+ Film Festival On June 24.
But just when we thought that this will be all for Rani right there we got the news from director Hammad Farooqi through his Instagram that the much loved short film has also received a Bronze Remi Award from the Houston International Film Festival!
With us yet again thrilled for the team, the short film has been produced by Rizvilia Productions and Gray Scale with it being written and directed by Hammad Rizvi, who also won the NBC Universal Short Film Award in Los Angeles last year for the best outstanding writer.
Having received immense love from the world over we at HIP would once again like to congratulate the entire team on their latest win as they deserve all these awards being sent their way and we also hope to see some more fantastic work from them soon!