Our First Oscar Qualifying Film Festival “The Montreal World Film Festival”


THE JIGSAW is over the moon to be selected for The Montreal World Film Festival in Canada. This is a world class festival where winners are eligible to be nominated for an Academy Award at the Oscars.

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This is one of the festivals that the Al-Safar brothers have been keeping their fingers crossed for and to be accepted was a real air puncher for us. It gives us the belief and continued motivation to keep striving for bigger things. Rashad Al-Safar is just finishing a tour of the USA when the festival begins and is now considering extending his trip to head op to Canada with his family to attend. He is hoping that his brother can do so too as this festival certainly deserves it being the biggest one for THE JIGSAW so far.

The Montreal Film Festival is the only festival in North America recognized by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) and the energy there will be electrifying!

We are so proud that our short film has been accepted into the Focus on World Cinema (Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania)

Montreal, here we come!