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KARACHI: The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee has invited the Pakistani filmmakers to submit their films for the Oscars consideration in the ‘International Feature Film Award’ category for the 94th Academy Awards.
The deadline to submit the films is 20th September 2021, 5:00 pm. This will mark the ninth consecutive submission by the Pakistani Academy Selection Committee to represent the best of Pakistani cinema for award consideration in the ‘International Feature Film’ category.
The committee previously submitted Zinda Bhaag in 2013, Dukhtar in 2014, Moor in 2015, Mah-e-Mir in 2016, Saawan in 2017, Cake in 2018, Lal Kabootar in 2019, and Zindagi Tamasha last year.
The Oscar committee for 2021 is chaired by two-time Academy Award and Emmy winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and includes musician Ali Azmat, screenwriter and director Bee Gul, actor, director and producer Humayun Saeed, Samina Ahmad and Jawed Sheikh, cinematographer Mo Azmi, author Omar Shahid Hamid, film critic Rafay Mahmood, and actor Sania Saeed.
The committee will choose one film as Pakistan’s official submission for the ‘International Feature Film Award.’ The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee will announce its nomination for award consideration on 20th October 2021.