Oscar 2022 opens submissions from Pakistan


Pakistani filmmakers can now submit their work to Pakistani Academy Selection Committee for Oscar 2022 consideration in the ‘International Feature Film Award’ category for the 94th Academy Awards.

According to a press release, the Pakistani Academy Selection Committee is given the deadline till September 20 to submit one Pakistani film for International Feature Film Award.

The committee is chaired by two-time Academy Award and Emmy winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and includes Ali Azmat [Musician], Bee Gul [Screenwriter and Director], Humayun Saeed [Actor, Director and Producer], Jawed Sheikh [Actor, Producer and Director], Mo Azmi [Cinematographer], Omar Shahid Hamid [Author], Rafay Mahmood [Film Critic], Samina Ahmad [Actor, Producer and Director] and Sania Saeed [Actor].

This will be Pakistan’s ninth consecutive film submission after Zinda Bhaag in 2013, Dukhtar in 2014, MOOR in 2015, Mah-e-Mir in 2016, Saawan in 2017, Cake in 2018, Lal Kabootar in 2019 and Zindagi Tamasha in 2020.

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