Pakistani short film wins Best Short Film Award at Venice Film Festival

Pakistani short film ‘Darling’ won Best Short Film Award at the Venice Film Fest (VFF). Directed by Saim Sadiq, Darling premiered at ’VFF’s new Orrizzonti section. It qualifies as ’Pakistan’s first film to project in front of the oldest movie ’gala’s  audience. Darling depicts the relationship between a trans girl and a  young boy is a new concept altogether.

It is also the first film starring a trans actor to be recognized by the jury at the festival, although trans themed movies have been awarded before.

Source: Express Tribune