Saving Face picks up Emmys at 34th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards

October 3, 2013

Sabiha Sumar, Dr. Mohammad Jawad and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy winner of 'Saving Face' for BEST DOCUMENTARY, HBO Documentary Films on HBO

Academy Award winning Pakistani film ‘Saving Face‘ has been awarded 2 prestigious Emmy Awards for Best Documentary and Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form at the 34th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. This marks the second Emmy win for the film’s director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, who previously received the accolade in the Current Affairs category for the documentary ‘Children of the Taliban’.

Pakistani Academy Selection Committee Nominates ‘Zinda Bhaag’ for Oscar Consideration

September 13, 2013
Zinda Bhaag Nominated for Oscar Consideration

Zinda Bhaag Nominated for Oscar ConsiderationThe Pakistani Academy Selection Committee has selected ‘Zinda Bhaag‘ as the first Pakistani film in over fifty years to be submitted for Oscar consideration in the ‘Foreign Language Film Award’ category at the 86th Academy Awards. A total of four films were submitted to the committee for consideration including Chambeli, Josh and Lamha (Seedlings) in addition to Zinda Bhaag. The movie was selected by way of a secret ballot and was the overwhelming film of choice of the Committee members. As per standard practice, films selected by each individual country’s Academy selection committee are submitted to the Academy for screening, shortlisting and voting with official Oscar nominees announced at a later date.

Pakistan To Submit An Entry To Oscar’s Foreign-Language Category After A Gap Of 50 Years

August 3, 2013
Oscar - Academy Award

Oscar - Academy AwardThe year 2013 is turning out to be really promising one for the local film-making industry as we are finally seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. Right now the big news is that Pakistan will be formally sending its entry to the Oscar’s foreign-language category and that too after a huge gap of 50 years.

Earlier we have also reported that how 2013 is going to be a very happening year for the Pakistani cinema.

Academy Award Winning ‘Saving Face’ nominated for 5 Emmy Awards, including Best Documentary

July 13, 2013
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy with Emmy - Saving Face

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy with Emmy - Saving Face[Pakistan: 13th July 2013]: Academy Award winning Pakistani film “Saving Face” has been nominated for five Emmy Awards including, Best Documentary, Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming, Outstanding Research, Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary and Long Form and Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form at the prestigious 34th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards organized by The National Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences.

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy Invited to Join Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

Sharmeen Obaid ChinoySharmeen Obaid Chinoy, the Oscar winning Pakistani director is all set to make history once again when she will join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences U.S.A as a participating member. This makes Sharmeen the first person from her homeland to participate in such a giant platform.

The celebrated filmmaker, Sharmeen became a household name when she won the Oscar award for her critically acclaimed ‘Saving Face‘ in 2012. Till now she has an Emmy award, an Academy Awards, and a Lux Style Award for life time achievement, under her belt. Government of Pakistan has also conferred Tamgha-e-Imtiaz on her.

With so many prestigious awards, this invitation comes as no surprise for the smart lady. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited almost 276 artists from around the globe belonging to the field of theatrical pictures.

Ali Zafar at the launch of Exchange for Change 2012-2013 (Pictures)

November 22, 2012

Roots launched the Exchange for Change [EFC] pilot project as an interactive initiative linking 2400 school students from 10 schools across Delhi, Mumbai, Lahore and Karachi. The project aimed to help students in both countries realize that a sustained dialogue is possible and to enable a clearer understanding of their shared history, culture and lifestyles. During the 16-month life of the project, a continuous exchange of letters, postcards, photographs, oral histories and a final physical exchange – visits to Delhi and Lahore, helped to dispel misinformation about historical events and encouraged students to form their own opinions.

Pakistani Filmmaker, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Brings Home the First Oscar!

February 27, 2012

Acclaimed Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and her film “Saving Face” has won the Oscar for Best Documentary, Short Subject for the prestigious Academy Award.

The documentary which will soon be aired on HBO in March 2012 is a chronicle of a British Pakistani plastic surgeon, aiding victims of acid attacks in Pakistan. Directed by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Daniel Junge, Saving Face has been shot entirely in Pakistan.

While Daniel Junge was previously nominated for another one of his documentaries, The Last Campaign Of Governor Booth Gardner (2009), this was Chinoy’s first Oscar nomination.

Filmmaker ‘Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’ Represents Pakistan at the Asia 21 New Delhi Summit

November 15, 2011

Critically acclaimed and award winning investigative journalist/filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is one of the 150 next generation leaders from 30 countries in the Asia Pacific region to participate in the Asia Society’s sixth annual Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit, to be held in New Delhi from November 18 to 20, 2011.  Established by the Asia Society withsupport from Founding International Sponsor, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the Asia 21 Summit is the pre-eminent gathering of Asia’s most dynamic young leaders from the Asia-Pacific region, from every sector including business, government, media, culture and civil society.  To date, the network counts more than 700 of the most accomplished young leaders in the Asia-Pacific among its members, including businessmen, documentary filmmakers, environmental activists, human rights advocates, members of parliament, military personnel, performance artists, and social entrepreneurs.