Oscar 2022 opens submissions from Pakistan

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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.

Read: Sharmeen launches platform to support Pakistani women filmmakers

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