‘Punjab Nahi Jaungi’ wins special jury award at first SCO Film Festival in China: Pakistani romantic-comedy movie, Punjab Nahi Jaungi won the ‘Special Jury Award’ at the first Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Film Festival in Qingdao, China.
‘Punjab Nahi Jaungi’ wins special jury award at first SCO Film Festival in China
The closing and award ceremony held on Sunday was attended by eminent Chinese actors, actresses, and directors. Trophies and certificates in the categories of Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Screenwriter and Jury Special Award were awarded by the jury members, China.org.cn reported.
Pakistani movie “Punjab Nahi Jaongi” was awarded the “Jury Special Award” while Sultana Siddiqui, jury member from Pakistan, awarded the best picture award to two movies from Afghanistan and China.
The five-day long film festival kicked off on Wednesday, last week, with stunning performances in front of a packed audience at a local concert hall in east China’s Shandong province.
Around 55 movies from SCO countries including five Pakistani films were screened at the festtive, with more than 200 delegates from eight SCO states in attendance.
Pakistan movies screened during the film festival include Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, Punjab Nahi Jaungi, Parchi, Bin Roye and Chalay Thay Saath.
The film festival provided a platform for collaboration between the SCO fraternity with events like “Film Market” where 12 booths were set up and 26 organizations shared their movies and advanced film technologies.
The “Film Cooperation Forum” was attended by heads of delegations and included Panel Discussions on topics of mutual interest. The movie “Chalay Thay Saath” represented Pakistan in the “In Focus Program”.
Ms. Ambreen Jan, head of the Pakistani delegation, Li Guoqi, Deputy Administrator of China Film Administration and Cao Yin, President of China Movie Channels were also present on the occasion.
Cultural performances representing the SCO member states enthralled the audience and garnered media attention with the ceremony being broadcasted live on CCTV 6.
Sultana Sidddiqui was among the panel consisting of members from each SCO member and observer country to select winners. Siddiqui awarded the best picture award to two movies from Afghanistan and China.