The Bao Short Film Festival is a competition for short film filmmakers, who have to film a short film in a year’s time.
The competition was launched by Bao in 2013 and the first year’s winner of the competition was Samir Javed, who won a $3,000 prize.
The competition is the brainchild of a young Saudi Arabian who wants to film his own documentary and has taken a few weeks to work on it.
He had been studying the production of documentaries for a year, but he wasn’t sure what he wanted to make with his short film.
“The idea came to me when I saw the first short film,” he told Business Insider.
“It was an Iranian film, it was about a man who lost his job in the US, and he had to work to survive in the Gulf and get his family back together.
I think that’s something that’s really interesting for me.”
In a way, Samir’s film was inspired by the film “Kung Fu Panda,” which was also about losing his job.
Samir believes that his short is about the same feeling.
“Kung fu Panda was a movie about an underdog, and in my case I want to be one,” he said.
“The story of the story, and the way it was told, was so inspiring.
I wanted to tell a story about that.”
Samir’s short film was filmed on a shoestring budget.
He used the same equipment as he did in the film, and it cost him $2,500.
“We had no idea how much it would cost,” he joked.
“I think it’s the first time I’ve ever used a camera on a budget.”
Sam said that his film was a very personal project, and not intended to compete with any of the other films in the competition.
“This was not meant to compete in the world of film festivals,” he explained.
“In fact, it’s a documentary, and that’s not my intention.”
But he believes that the competition is important, as it is a way to raise awareness of the importance of filming in a sustainable way.
“Hopefully, more people will see this documentary,” he continued.
“Because it’s important that we see what we do with our energy and our time and our talent.”
“There are so many projects going on now, and this one is a bit of a landmark,” Samir added.
“There are a lot of projects that have been coming out, and I think there’s a need to look at the big picture.”
Sam says he’s still looking for funding to make the short film, which will be released as a feature-length documentary.
If you would like to support Samir in his efforts, you can donate via his GoFundMe page.
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