2018 Finalist Films

A collection of a few of the Finalists from the 2018 Mosquers Film Festival.

wudu | Ayanna Sharif | Winner for Best Technical Quality

A girl takes solitude in the forest to cleanse herself of all of her worldly troubles. She speaks to god through prayer to release herself from the struggles of being Black, Muslim and a woman in society.

The Masjid in the Park | Taboua Khelifa | Winner for Best Local Picture


things my ego (nafs) would hate to hear | Maira NguyeN

A short film made for my ego (nafs), which is arrogant, lazy, impatient, passive, pessimistic, hypocritical, addicted to praise, and worships this world. The film is inspired by the Qur'an and the two following tafsirs (commentary of the Quran): the Risale-i Nur Collection (Treatises of Light) by Said Nursi and Iḥiyāʾ ʿulūm ad-dīn (The Revival of the Religious Sciences).

The Illusion | Furqan Butt

A young man is being questioned for an incident amongst his inner circle, not knowing that the situation is much worse than it really is. His actions had created a ripple effect that changed his life forever.




Previous Featured Films

ENOUGH | TAOUBA KHELIFA | WINNER FOR LARRY SHABEN AWARD FOR BEST LOCAL FILM

SINCE WHEN DID WE START BELIEVING WE'RE NOT ENOUGH? ENTER THE INNER THOUGHTS OF FOUR WOMEN, AS THEY WEAVE A PRIVATE AND INTIMATE NARRATIVE OF THEIR FEARS, DOUBTS, AND WORRIES IN THIS SHORT POETIC DOCUMENTARY.

 

THE LETTER | SHEHROZE KHAN | WINNER FOR PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE | WINNER FOR BEST PERFORMANCE | WINNER FOR BEST PICTURE | WINNER FOR BEST technical quality

THE FILM FOLLOWS THE STORY OF LEILA AHMED, A BRITISH ANTI-WAR ACTIVIST, AND HOW SHE COPES WITH BEING SEPARATED FROM A LOVER. AS HER RELATIONSHIPS WITH THOSE AROUND HER START TO ISOLATE LEILA FROM THE WORLD, LEILA RESORTS TO WRITING PERSONAL LETTERS TO HER ESTRANGED PARTNER TO DEAL WITH HER GREIF. 'THE LETTER' FOLLOWS LEILA'S STORY AS SHE FINDS HERSELF A PART OF ONE OF THE MOST UNLIKELY LOVE STORIES OF THE MODERN ERA - INSPIRED BY REAL LIFE EVENTS.

THE CONVERT | SIKANDAR ATIQ, HAMMAD SYED, & FARAZ SHAIKH | WINNER FOR PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE