In this reviving mode, the content being produced by the Pakistani filmmakers is commendable. Putting in sheer efforts in creating a masterpiece for the world to see has become the reason for global recognition. Recently, among other achievements regarding the movie industry, Pakistani filmmakers bagged two awards including first prize at Busan Film Festival. At the event, many other filmmakers of the world were also present representing their respective countries.
“Mariam” and “Zindagi Tamasha” won big at the BIFF 2019!
Apparently, Sarmad Khoosat is a name that is trusted by the audience because of his splendid work. The talented and creative mind has recently left its mark at the Busan International Fim Festival (BIFF) 2019. Earlier this month, Sarmad Khoosat’s upcoming movie “Zindagi Tamasha” was nominated for the award at the Busan Film Festival. In recent news, along with “Zindagi Tamasha” winning an award at the BIFF, Director Hamza Bangash’s debut film “Mariam” got the first prize.
“Zindagi Tamasha” from Pakistan and “Market” from India won the Kim Je-Seok award at the BIFF. Later, Khoosat Films shared the great news on their Instagram and congratulated the Indian winner!
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@busanfilmfest announced the recipients of this year's #KimJiSeokAward and we are ecstatic to announce that #ZindagiTamasha and #Market have won it jointly! The team of Zindagi Tamasha #CircusofLife cannot stop feeling blessed right now for this support that was shown not only back at home but also at the festival. Thank you #BIFF2019 for taking care of @sarmadkhoosat and #ArifHassan while #TeamKhoosatFilms was there. #SarmadKhoosat #SamiyaMumtaz #EmanSuleman #AliKureshi #PakistaniCinemaInBusan #BusanDiaries #PunjabiCinema #KhoosatFilmsForTheWin
After winning the first prize, Hamza Bangash took to Instagram to express his feelings. With a picture, he wrote, “We WON! I still can’t believe this happened. my feature film debut project, Mariam, has picked up the first prize MPA-AFA award at BIFF.”
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We WON! I still can't believe this happened. My feature film debut project, Mariam, has picked up the First Prize, MPA-AFA award at BIFF. Super grateful to Asian Film Academy, Motion Picture Association and 부산국제영화제 Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) for this opportunity. Mariam, my feature film debut, is taking small steps into becoming a reality. NEXT UP L.A BABY ??
Particularly, the MPA-AFA award will grant a five-day immersion program in which Hamza Bangash will pitch his film to American producers. Accordingly, Sarmad Khoosat’s “Zindagi Tamasha” will be released in Pakistan later this year. While the directors were busy making the country proud on international platforms, actress Mahira Khan recently, set the L’Oreal ramp on fire. Alongside famous actors from different countries, the ‘Humsafar’ star gathered worldwide appreciation.
Kamal Khan’s “Laal Kabootar” made it to the Oscars!
The re-released Pakistani movie “Laal Kabootar” also brought home high recognitions. The skilled mind behind such a masterpiece is Kamal Khan who happened to be a music video director. Last month, “Laal Kabootar” became the official selection for the Oscars to represent Pakistan. Now, hopes of the nation are high for Sarmad Khoosat’s “Zindagi Tamasha”.
Such moments of pride are often lived by Pakistanis as content development of the national filmmakers is winning hearts around the world. Indeed, it’s not just movies, the melodious Sufi culture has always attracted the international audience. Earlier this month, Hollywood actor Jada Pinkett Smith called Pakistani Abida Parveen her spiritual mother. Time to time, the respectful bond they have in between is cherished by many.
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