Bad HunterSahim Omar Kalifa’s short film Bad Hunter has won the award for the Best International Short Film at the 31st International Love Film Festival in Mons, Belgium (20-27 February). The award marks the fifth international acknowledgement for Bad Hunter.

Since its release in August, Bad Hunter has picked up five awards. It premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival, where it won the Jury Award for Best Short Film. At the Valladolid International Film Festival it went on to pick up the Silver Spike, followed by the Jury Prize in Dubai and the Special Jury Award for best International Short at Australia’s Flickerfest.

The award for Best International Short Film in Mons brings with it 2,000 Euros worth of technical services provided by post-production house Studio l’Equipe.

In Bad Hunter, director Kalifa tells the story of 19-year-old Bahoz. Every day he goes to the mountains to hunt although he catches very little. But one day, his life changes forever.

Following his successful shorts Land of the Heroes, Baghdad Messi and now Bad Hunter, Kalifa is currently developing his first feature film, Zagros. Dries Phlypo and Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem are producing for A Private View (Brasserie Romantique, Marry Me), the same company which produced Bad Hunter.

Kalifa teamed up with Van Rijckeghem to write Bad Hunter. DOP was Kamiran Betasi and editors were Joren Desmidt and Alain Dessauvage. Johan Hoogewijs composed the original soundtrack.

Bad Hunter received support from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund/Film Fund of Flemish Cultural Affairs Minister Sven Gatz.

Published on Monday 2 March 2015

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