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Oscars 2022: Pakistan committee invites submissions

Deadline is Sep 20

SAMAA | - Posted: Sep 2, 2021 | Last Updated: 5 months ago
Posted: Sep 2, 2021 | Last Updated: 5 months ago

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Pakistani filmmakers have been invited by the Pakistani Academy Selection Committee to submit their films for Oscar consideration.

Films will be submitted in the International Feature Film category. The deadline is September 20, 2021.

This year marks the ninth consecutive submission since Zinda Bhaag in 2013. It was followed by Dukhtar (2014), Moor (2015), Mah-e-Mir (2016), Saawan (2017), Lal Kabootar (2019), and Zindagi Tamasha in 2020.

The committee is chaired by double Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Screenwriter Bee Gul, musician Ali Azmat, actors Humayun Saeed, Jawed Sheikh, Samina Ahmed and Sania Saeed, cinematographer Mo Azmi, author Omer Shahid Hamid, critic Rafay Mehmood, actors are part of the committee as well.

One film will be submitted to the Academy. It has to be over 40 minutes long and produced outside America. Animated and documentary feature films are permitted as well.

The 94th Academy Awards is scheduled to take place in March, 2022.

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