Our debut feature film

Our debut feature film

2017-01-11

JRCT Year 2 project

Having completed its film festival run, our debut feature film 'Freesia' has now secured UK distribution for a cinematic release. More details can be found on 'Arakan Tomorrow'.


Our plan was to produce 3 short films that look at contemporary issues that feed into Islamophobia. However the idea gained momentum to include a wider objective - to produce a multi-narrative feature film. This was achieved by weaving the stories together through key scenes and thereby giving us a 91-minute movie to release to film festivals and, God willing, a much wider audience beyond. We have gained 14 official selections and various accolades from the following festivals: 

- Los Angeles CineFest

- Miami Independent

- Focus International Film Fest 

- Equality International Film Fest

- London International Film Festival of World Cinema 

- Accolade Global Film Comp 

- London ModCon Film Festival

- Riverside International Film Festival

- Swedish International Film Festival

- South Texas International Film Festival

- Chandler International Film Festival

- Canadian Diversity Film Festival

- Auckland International Film Festival

- Yosemite Film Festival

- Winner of the 'Award of Merit' from the Accolade Global Film Comp

- Winner of the ‘Best New Filmmaker’ from the Canadian Diversity Film Festival

- Winner of the ‘Best First Time Filmmaker’ from the Auckland International Film Festival

- Finalist in the Focus Int. Film Fest for 'Best Editing, Best Score and Best Trailer' (trailer only)

- 3 nominations in the London Int. Film Fest for 'Best Original Screenplay, Best Score and Best Director' categories.

- 2 nominations in the London ModCon Film Festival for ‘Best Screenplay’ and ‘Best Trailer’.


Over 13 days throughout June 2014 our cast of 34 actors and 15 crew members helped make Arakan's first venture in film a reality. We are extremely thankful to them and we hope to work with them again soon.

To view the trailer please log onto:

https://youtu.be/6-B0CClN2DQ

More details are to be found on the film's web site:

www.arakancreative.co.uk/freesia-film

Our Facebook link:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Freesia/1615822135324868

Our Twitter link:

https://twitter.com/hashtag/freesiafilm?src=hash


For media enquires please email:

info@arakancreative.co.uk

Thanks for visiting!


We would like to sincerely thank the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation for supporting this project.



 

2013

2013-06-04
Role Model Series
Motivating Youngsters in Leeds

2013-01-08
Summer school...
...at The Co-operative Academy of Leeds

2012

2012-12-03
Brit Writers' Awards 2012
Conor Ibrahiem wins Scriptwriting & Screenplay Award

2011

2011-12-05
Near Neighbours Fund
New DVD - 'EuroAsiandWhyte?'

2011-11-24
Muslim Writers Awards
Award Shortlist

2011-11-10
Downing Street
Eid Al-Adha Invite

2011-10-29
Social Futures Award 2011
Transforming Bradford

2011-07-07
Bradford Disturbances 2001
The Disturbances: 10 years on

2011-05-07
'Daughters of Eve'
An event by the Bradford Muslim Women's Council

2011-01-31
'Hijaab'
Staging at The MAC

2011-01-30
'Xtremism'
Bradford Council Commission

2010

2010-12-13
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
'Estate of Mind'

2010-11-25
Mosaic Network
Arakan wins Mosaic Award

2010-11-17
COEMO Award
Newcomer of the Year

2010-09-14
Al Hazen
Light Night Event, Leeds

2010-07-22
Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship
2-week Programme in New York

2010-05-13
Bradford Muslim Women's Council
Re-staging Hijaab

2010-05-13
Mount Kilimanjaro
Arif Mohid

2010-05-13
Emel Magazine - Review
Review of Hijaab

2010-04-01
Award Nomination
ATL New Business of the Year 2010

2010-03-08
Islamic Society of Britain
Re-staging Hijaab

2010-02-07
My Deen Magazine - Review
Review of Hijaab

2010-01-07
BBC Article
Treading the boards to change perceptions

2009

2009-12-12
Hijaab
Theatre Play

2009-06-29
Cent-her of the Family
Community Play

2013-06-04
Role Model Series
Motivating Youngsters in Leeds

2013-01-08
Summer school...
...at The Co-operative Academy of Leeds

2012-12-03
Brit Writers' Awards 2012
Conor Ibrahiem wins Scriptwriting & Screenplay Award

2011-12-05
Near Neighbours Fund
New DVD - 'EuroAsiandWhyte?'

2011-11-24
Muslim Writers Awards
Award Shortlist

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