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Pakistan won film award in SAARC film festival

Sunday, 20 May, 2012
Pakistan won film award in SAARC film festival
Pakistan won its first SAARC Film Award on May 20, 2012 for the best documentary film Saving Face by film producer and director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's.Pakistan also won the Silver Medal in the Best Feature Film category for director Mehreen Jabbar's film Raam Chand Pakistani. Sri Lankan film Akasa Kusum won the first and Indian film Byari won the third position. Another honour for Pakistan was the awards for Best Actor which went to Manzar Sehbai and Rashid Farooqi for their roles in Bol and Ram Chand Pakistani respectively.Pakistan had nominated two feature films and one documentary for the awards. The films in feature category included Shoaib Mansoor's Bol, Mehreen Jabbar's Raam Chand Pakistani and Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's Saving Face in documentary category. SAARC Film Festival was held at Colombo from 16.-20. May 2012.

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