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Monday June 17, 2024

‘The Glassworker’ presented at Cannes Film Festival

Film will be released across Pakistan under the banner of Geo Films and Mandviwalla Entertainment this summer

By Mohammad Nasir
May 19, 2024
Poster of Pakistans first hand-made animated film The Glassworker. — Supplied Geo News/File
Poster of Pakistan's first hand-made animated film 'The Glassworker". — Supplied Geo News/File

Karachi: Pakistan’s first hand-made animated film “The Glass Worker” has been presented at the world’s largest Cannes Film Festival. “The Glassworker” is being presented by Geo Films, created by Mano Animation Studios, the film will be released across Pakistan under the banner of Geo Films and Mandviwalla Entertainment this summer. On the occasion of the presentation of the film at the Cannes Film Festival, a panel discussion of the filmmakers was organized by Pakistan Crescent Collective. Speaking at the premiere of the film, director Usman Riaz said that I started this journey 10 years ago in 2014 and at that time no one believed that this film would gain so much fame. On the other hand, the film’s producer Khizr Riaz said that it is “a dream come true” to have a Pakistani film recognized by the international animation industry. Chairman of Pakistan Academy Selection Committee Muhammad Naqvi said that the manner in which “The Glass Worker” has represented Pakistan at the Cannes Film Festival is a matter of pride for all of us as Pakistanis. “The Glassworker” is the first film from the subcontinent to be selected for competition at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2024. The Glassworker was selected for official competition alongside Hollywood and Japanese animated films, which is a huge honor. It should be noted that “Geo films” has also played an important role in the revival of Pakistani cinemas. Geo Films has previously presented many famous and masterpiece films to its audience like Khuda kay liye, Bol, Teefa in Trouble, The Legend of Maula Jatt and Donkey King which have been immensely popular with the audience.