Pakistani film wins two awards at New York Film Festival
NEW YORK: ‘Seedlings’, the Pakistani film that was screened at the New York City International Film Festival has won two major awards at the opening ceremony.
The film, produced by Bodhicitta Works, won the People’s Choice Award for Best Film and actor Aamina Sheikh won the award for Best Actress in a Lead Role.
Also known as Lamha, the film was nominated in seven categories. ‘Seedlings’ was nominated for Best Film, Best Director (Mansoor Mujahid), Best Actress in a Lead Role (Aamina Sheikh), Best Actor in a Lead Role (Mohib Mirza), Best Actor in a supporting Role (Gohar Rasheed) and Best Original Screenplay (Summer Nicks).
‘Seedlings’ is a Pakistani feature film starring Aamina Sheikh, Mohib Mirza and Gohar Rasheed. The film, which completed production in Karachi in June 2012, was directed by newcomer Mansoor Mujahid and revolves around the lives of three individuals bound together by a devastating accident. An intricately woven story of loss, forgiveness and redemption, the film explores the terrifying prospects of piecing together a broken life.