Pakistani film ‘Joyland’ wins at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne
Film Joyland won an award for ‘best film from subcontinent’ at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne on the auspicious occasion of 14 August.
Saim Sadiq’s Joyland yet again grabbed another Internation award by winning at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne in the category of ‘Best Film From Subcontinent’ on the independence day of Pakistan.
The Joyland actor Alina Khan shared some pictures from the ceremony and stated, “We are so honored and thankful that IFFM gave us the best birthday gift for Pakistan by awarding Joyland with the Best Film from the Subcontinent Award on the 14th August! It was a truly special night shared with so many artists from across the border who were all so warm and welcoming towards us and our film. Thank you, Allah!”
The short film Joyland, directed by Saim Sadiq, was Pakistan’s first entry in a competitive category at Cannes. In addition to being accepted into one of the most famous film festivals in the world, Joyland also stunned the crowd and received a standing ovation. As if that weren’t enough, it also received praise from other countries and won tributes.
Previously, the director of the film Saim Sadiq said about the release of the film in Pakistan, “We’re just trying to ensure that we find a nice weekend where we can play and people can come and watch. And of course, it can play for as long as people want to watch it. We’ll release nationwide InshaAllah this winter but we’ll hear more confirmations, the whole shabang, post a trailer and stuff. We’ll start rolling in at the right time. Soon”.