Bodhicitta Film Works’ Seedlings (Lamha) did us proud by bagging two awards at the New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF). After being nominated in seven categories, the film won awards for Best Actress (Aamina Sheikh) and People’s Choice Award for Best Film on Friday morning.
Pakistani film-makers are making waves! First it was Aamina’s husband Mohib Mirza (also on team Seedlings), who was awarded Best Supporting Actor for InshAllah at the International Filmmakers Festival in Kent in 2008. This time, it’s Aamina who has made Pakistan proud by bagging an award and giving us something to celebrate this Eid. The excited actor began posting on her Twitter account well before the event began: “NYCIFF concludes tonight with its awards ceremony! Seven nominations for Seedlings! Grateful, blessed!” tweeted the young star.
As soon as the awards were announced the social networking websites were flooded with encouraging messages from fans, such as “Congratulations you guys! Pakistani is so proud of you all! The cup belongs to Pakistan.”
A big congratulations to the team from us – you guys deserve it!
Published in The Express Tribune, August 18th, 2012.