IDENTITY THEFT

This debut film by Ali Ahmed was shot on an iPhone with no budget, equipment, or crew.

FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE:

~ Winner at the 45th season of Calcutta International Cult Film Festival for: 

      ~ Annual Golden Fox Award  (out of 3,500 competitors across 140 countries) 

      ~ Best Mobile Film

   Outstanding Achievement Award for:

      ~ Best Debut Filmmaker

      ~ Best Actor

      ~ Best Student Film

      ~ Best Short Film

~ Winner of Best Film in the following categories at the L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival:

      ~ TV Pilot 

      ~ Student Film

      ~ Film on Religion

   Outstanding Achievement Award for:

      ~ Best Mobile Film

~ Winner at the 13th seasons of World Film Carnival – Singapore (WFCS) for: 

      ~ Best Amateur Film

      ~ Best Film on Religion 

   Outstanding Achievement Award for:

      ~ Best Debut Filmmaker

      ~ Best Short Film

      ~ Best Student Film

~ Winner at 38th season of Virgin Spring Cinefest International Film Festival for: 

      ~ Best Actor

      ~ Best Amateur Film

      ~ Best Debut Filmmaker

      ~ Best Mobile Film

      ~ Best Student Short.

~ Winner at 38th season of Cult Critic Movie Awards for:

      ~ Best Actor

      ~ Best Debut Filmmaker

      ~ Best Mobile Film

      ~ Best Student Short

~ Winner of Best Actor: Leading at The Best Shorts Competition

~ Finalist of the New York Movie Awards.

~ Finalist at AltFest Festival.

~ Finalist at YoungFilmmakers Festival.

~ Semi-Finalist of the Top Shorts Film Festival and recipient of Honorable Mention: First Time Director.

~ Semi-Finalist at the 5th season of jellyFEST Film Festival.

~ Selected for 2020 First-Time Filmmaker Sessions.

~ Recipient of Special Mention recognition by Asia South-East Short Film Festival.

PRESS:

https://www.hlc-cultcritic.com/identity-theft-is-it-good-or-bad-by-ali-ahmed/

LOGLINE: A 18-year old Pakistani-American DJ from Jackson Heights, Queens lives a double life from his strict Muslim parents. After getting fired one night, he lies about who he is to a girl he meets at the club to get laid, only to realize he feels a deep connection with someone for the first time.

The behind-the-scenes teaser is below!