'The Present' has also been nominated in the Oscar Live Action Short category.
Palestinian-British filmmaker Farah Nabulsi’s The Present bagged the Best British Short Film at the Bafta awards.
Nabulsi virtually accepted the award at the first instalment of a two-part ceremony, the main event for which will take place on Sunday (April 11) evening, virtually, from London.
Starring Saleh Bakri, Mariam Basha, and Mariam Kanj, the story centres around a man and his daughter as they struggle to cross various checkpoints in the West Bank to purchase a gift for his wife.
Produced by Ossam Bawardi and Philistine Films, Nabulsi co-wrote the script along with Hind Shoufani and served as executive producer along with Mohannad Malas.
The award for British Short Film was presented by Clara Amfo, who announced The Present as the winner over Eyelash, Lizard, Lucky Break and Miss Curvy.
Nabulsi said as she accepted the award: “For anyone who has seen The Present, which is now streaming on a worldwide platform …you would know why I dedicate this award to the people of Palestine for whom freedom and equality is long, long overdue.”