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‘No Land’s Man’ nominated for ‘Kim Jiseok Award’

Renowned filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s upcoming film ‘No Land’s Man’ has been nominated for the ‘Kim Jiseok Award’ at the 26th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) to be held from October 6 to October 15. Authorities of the festival announced the name of seven nominees for the Kim Jiseok Award on Monday.

Besides Farooki’s ‘No Land’s Man’, Indian filmmaker Aparna Sen’s ‘The Rapist’, Chinese filmmaker Wang Qi’s ‘The Bargain’, Azerbaijani director Ilgar Najaf’s ‘Sughra’s Sons’, Japanese director Ogigami Naoko’s ‘Riverside Mukolitta’, Singaporean director Royston Tan’s ‘24’ and Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza’s ‘Gensan Punch’ will compete for the ‘Kim Jiseok Award’ this year .

 The Kim Jiseok Award is celebrating its 4th year at the 26th BIFF, and was established in the respectful memory of the late programme director Kim Jiseok in 2017. The award will be given to the most attractive films that reflect the contemporary standing of Asian cinema in accordance with the late Kim's intent. Two award recipients will be chosen by jurors and be given a cash prize of 10,000 USD each. The winners of the award will be announced at the closing ceremony of the festival on October 15.

‘No Land’s Man’ is an American-Indian-Bangladeshi joint venture, which stars noted Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bangladeshi musician and actor Tahsan Khan, and Australian actor Megan Mitchell, among others.  A R Rahman is the music composer of the film.

The film has jointly been produced by the US company Dialectic and Bangladesh’s Chabial, in association with India's Magic If Films, Bangladesh's Sun Music & Motion Pictures, and Bongo BD. Shrihari Sathe, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, Anjan Chowdhury, Nusrat Imrose Tisha, A R Rahman, and Faridur Reza Sagar are co-producers on the film.

‘No Land’s Man’ was the recipient of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Asia Pacific Screen Awards' Script Development fund in 2014. It was part of the Asian Project Market at Busan and was the Best Project at India’s Film Bazaar that year.