PRESS

21/05/2024

E. Nina Rothe

Pakistan may not yet be known for great 2D hand-painted animation, but the Riaz cousins plan to change all that, come this year’s world premiere of ‘The Glassworker’ at the prestigious Annecy Festival in June.

13/05/2024

Brecoder

The Pakistan Crescent Collective aims to build on this momentum by launching a comprehensive programme for the 77th Cannes Film Festival which includes a filmmaker panel discussion and event following the marche preview screening for the highly anticipated ‘The Glassworker’

11/05/2024

Tribune

The Pakistan Crescent Collective aims to build on this momentum by launching an extensive programme for the 77th Cannes Film Festival which includes a filmmaker panel discussion and event following the screening of Usman Riaz’s The Glassworker. The film is a landmark for Pakistani cinema as the country’s first 2D hand-painted traditional film, inspired by the iconic Japanese animation house, Studio Ghibli.

01/05/2024

Firstshowing.net

"The great ravine is disputed territory… so we go to war. Idiocy." Mano Animation Studios has revealed a trailer for an animated feature titled The Glassworker, from filmmaker Usman Riaz as his first feature. This is premiering at the 2024 Annecy Film Festival in France this summer as a major premiere there - one of the first ever from Pakistan at the festival.