Karawood International Film Festival Awards were held yesterday in Karachi. Many big names of Pakistani film, TV and music industry including legendary film star Nadeem, Sangeeta, Atif Aslam, Fawad Khan, Ali Zafar, Adnan Siddiqui, Mustafa Zahid, Shahzad Sheikh and wife, Ayesha Omer, Sarmad Khoosat, Sania Saeed and other attended the huge event. The highlights of the event were Atif Aslam, Ali Zafar and Fawad Khan, who won awards in different categories and stunned audience with their presence. Recently released movie Manto and Karachi Say Lahore won most of the awards.
Fawad Khan was given the award of Best International Debut male while Atif Aslam was awarded ‘Voice of the nation’ award. Ali Zafar, who also performed on couple of songs including Coke Studio’s rockstar and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan also got an award.
Karawood International Film Festival was organized to promote, support and boost the Pakistani Film Industry and give international exposure to the film makers. For this noble cause Mr. Khalid Khan, CEO Karawood and Mr. Adnan Bashir Khan, COO Karawood have joined hands to make this festival happened. They were given support by the industry and media.
Cinepax Cinema joined Karawood and screened feature films, short films and documentaries from Pakistan and other countries in its theatres in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad from 7 th of September till 13th of September. Media partners for this festival were PTV network, Express network, Playmax, Leo Entertainment (Filmazia, Filmax, Film World & Aruj), FM 100, Samaa FM.
“This is a platform created to help young filmmakers to showcase their talent. Films are procured from international independent producers and directors. Their work gets exposure and they gain access to the industry and foreign film world which will help them create opportunities for their future growth.” said Mr. Khalid Khan, CEO, Karawood. Also, Mr. Adnan Bashir Khan, COO Karawood commented “There is a lot of talent from media sciences students yet to be explored and Karawood is a platform to build international exposure for them.”
To further recognize the talent, Karawood International Film Festival, had respected and legendary people on the panel of jury from the relevant art and media disciplines which headed by film star Nadeem. The jury also considered voting of the viewers which was carried out through electronic app which was placed at the cinema houses.
At the end of Karawood International Film Festival, the organized held a grand award night to announce the nominees and winners for the best talents emerging from the platform.
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