Pakistan International Film Festival 2018
The Pakistan International Film Festival 2018 started on 29th March and ended on 1st April. The festival combines the efforts of the Karachi Film Society with other filmmakers and producers who wish to create new films on a platform that caters well to them.
PIFF had a list of documentaries, short films, and feature films that was the joint effort of not only Pakistani filmmakers but international ones as well. By providing a platform for international creators to bring their work to Pakistan, it portrays our country as a great cinematic one with respect to international work as well.
This year PIFF was attended by not only some of the best Pakistani artists but also international artists as well. Indian artists that attended the event included Nandita Das, S.S.Rajamouli, Vishal Bhardwaj, Rekha Bhardwaj etc. The event was received well not only by the public that came to see the festival movies and features but also critics as well.
The event ended with a glamorous night of gala and awards attended by artists like Humayun Saeed, Azfar Rehman and Sarwat Gilani as hosts, SS Rajamouli, Mahira Khan, Sanam Saeed, Aamina Sheikh, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Maryam Aurangzeb, Ali Zafar and many other high-profile celebrities.
Some winners of the night included:
Best Actor Male: Fahad Mustafa (Actor in Law)
Best Actor Female: Mehwish Hayat (Actor in Law)
Best Film: Punjab Nahi Jaungi
Artist for Peace: Ali Zafar
Best Director: Nadeem Baig
Best Feature: Lala Begum
Best Short: Aghaei Nazim
Best Debut Male: Ali Rehman Khan (Janaan)
Best Debut Female: Hania Amir (Janaan)
Best Music: Sahir Ali Bagga (Arth 2)