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CWU Film Lecturer Earns International Recognition for Short Film

A Central Washington University filmmaker has earned international acclaim for a short film he wrote, directed, and produced over the past year. 

Asad Farooqui, a second-year Film Studies lecturer at CWU, screened his 13-minute film, Mabrook, at the world-renowned Palm Springs International Film Festival in June, and has received praise from critics and adulation from his peers.

“We’ve already had two reviews written, which doesn’t usually happen for short films,” said Farooqui, a Pakistani American who joined the Central faculty last fall. “Most short films don’t get reviewed at all, so that was a pretty big honor.”

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