THESE Two exemplary Pakistani movies won big at IVIFF!

South Asia’s first traveling international film festival, organized by SouthAsia Forum for Art and Creative Heritage (SAFACH), is an online platform to acknowledge the best craftmanship in movies. Moor and Motorcycle attained recognition and won big at IVIFF. This online platform including a panel discussion, renowned artists, and top-notch filmmakers to reward the best movies largely focuses on films in South Asia and it goes for about 9 days. Director Jami Mahmood won an award for the Best Film for Moor (2015) while Motorcycle Girl (2018) bagged two awards; director Adwan Sarwar received an award for Best Film on Women Empowerment while Sohai Ali Abro was awarded Best Actor (Female).

The other films showed in the festival included Nandita Das’s critically acclaimed Manto and Vishal Bhardwaj’s Patakha. Indus Valley International Film Festival presents a very impressive line-up of films from other South Asian countries such as Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan & India as well. It also allows audiences of the region to interact with the filmmakers and directors consequently.

This platform seeks unity and brings closer the region through media craft. Connecting film realm across South & South-East Asia, seek collaborations, Joint Ventures, co-productions, distribution partnerships, sales & marketing, line-production & technical support, provide internship opportunities for young film aspirants, organize workshops.

We are so proud to get recognized internationally pertaining to our work in Pakistan and lauded by international audience and filmmakers as well. We are hopeful for the brighter future of Pakistani media fraternity and the growth of film industry.

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