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Ahad Raza Mir bags Int’l nomination for Hamlet

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LAHORE:-Pakistani heartthrob Ahad Raza Mir has been nominated at the Betty Mitchell Awards in ‘Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama’ category. The 22nd Annual Betty Mitchell Awards, which aims to recognise excellence in Calgary’s Professional Theatre Community, released the list of 2018-19 nominees last week. In a short span of time Ahad Raza […]


Indus Blues bags Best Documentary Feature award at MTIFF 2019

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Filmmaker Jawad Sharif’s documentary film, Indus Blues, has been making waves for quite some time now and is still on a roll. The 76-minute long documentary has recently won the Best Documentary Feature award at Mind the Indie Film Festival 2019 (MTIFF) in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Jawad Sharif took to social media and shared good news. […]


Ahad Raza Mir bags nomination for Hamlet at Betty Mitchell Awards

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Ahad Raza Mir has been on the rise since he made his debut in Pakistan’s entertainment industry a couple of years ago. From Sammi to Yakeen Ka Safar to his big screen debut, Parwaaz Hai Junoon, followed by ongoing period drama Aangan, the Canadian-Pakistani actor has won many hearts – not only in Pakistan but […]


Sharmeen Obaid releases 2nd part from ‘Shattering the Silence’

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LAHORE-SOC Films, helmed by the two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, releases the second part from the animated series “Shattering the Silence”, a project aimed at creating meaningful dialogue around issues of child abuse. The second animated short-film from Shattering the Silence is titled “Iqbal Ka Bachpan” which explores the story of Reebok Human Rights […]


I take representing Pakistan very seriously: Iram Parveen Bilal

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It was a patriotic moment for us all when filmmaker Iram Parveen Bilal made history last week as the first director of a feature film from the South Asia nation to be invited to the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Iram gave words of support to other aspiring Pakistanis, wishing to “keep the hope alive” for […]


‘Ghussay Vich’, ‘Saaqi E Bawafa’ and Wilderness make it to international festival circuit

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Director-writer Ali Sattar recently released a new music video, a short film to be precise, ‘Ghussay Vich’, in collaboration with RockLite, a music group that is helmed by Rizwan ul Haq (former Vital Signs). Sattar recently took to social media to share that the short film alongside two other recent works, have been shortlisted for […]


Calligraphy workshop kicks off at Alhamra Art Gallery

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Lahore- Alhamra Arts Council has started a three days calligraphy workshop to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. The workshop was inaugurated by Provincial Minister for Information and Culture Syed Samsam Ali Bukhari who acknowledged and appreciated the efforts of Lahore Arts Council in the presences of Executive Director, Lahore Arts Council Ather Ali Khan. […]


Pakistani short Dia screened at International Film Festival of South Asia, Toronto

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Filmmaker and theatre practitioner Hamza Bangash’s short film, Dia, which had its world premiere at the 71st Locarno Film Festival in August 2018, has another feather in its cap. The Pakistani short was recently screened at the 8th edition of International Film Festival of South Asia (IFFSA), Toronto. The festival, which kick started on May […]


The life of painting

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Canvas & Colleagues, the title of a recently concluded exhibition in Lahore, invites you to investigate the relationship between artists. Can canvases be colleagues? Is it possible for two artists of equal merit to have a firm friendship? In recent history, artists known to be close companions, like Van Gogh and Gauguin or Jasper Johns […]


Kami Sid-starrer Rani heads to Cannes 2019

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Pakistani short film Rani that features transgender model and activist Kami Sid has been making headlines for one reason or another. The way the short has been performing at international platforms, it may well be one of the most significant shorts of our time. After having multiple screenings at various international festivals and winning accolades […]


Portrait of an artist

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Karachi: Art, more often than not, gives an objective view of life. It makes it easier for the viewer to move from a wider perspective to an opinion where the artist’s vision becomes clearer to understand. This is why it is quite difficult, and more fun, to move from the other side, that is: from […]


Load Wedding to open Asian Film and TV week in Guangzhou, China

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Nabeel Qureshi and Fizza Ali Meerza’s latest cinematic outing Load Wedding released in Pakistan and beyond on Eid ul Azha last year. Though the film wasn’t a huge success commercially, compared to other films, that released at the same time, it generated mostly great reviews from viewers and critics. The film also made it to […]


Yasir Akhtar strikes back with another trendsetter ‘Multi National Films’

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LAHORE-The multi talented star Yasir Akhtar , is all set to strike back with yet another trendsetting series of films called ‘Multinational Films’. The star behind countless iconic productions and songs will soon be releasing the first film of this series ‘Azaad’, which is shot in London. ‘Azaad’ is a presentation of Motion Content Group and Pegasus […]


Pakistani short, Nanu Aur Main to be screened at DFW South Asian Film Festival

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Filmmaker Ali Sohail Jaura’s short film, Nanu Aur Main, which recently released on the streaming site, Iflix, has another feather in its cap. Produced under the banner of Family Films, the short film will be screened at the 5th annual Dallas/Fort Worth South Asian Film Festival (DFW SAFF). The 5th edition of DFW SAFF will […]