Short film 'Defender' wins award at international defence film festival

Published: November 15, 2014
Col Salahuddin,Maj Hassan Miraj,Maj Imran Raza receiving the award. PHOTO: ASIM BAJWA TWITTER

Col Salahuddin,Maj Hassan Miraj,Maj Imran Raza receiving the award. PHOTO: ASIM BAJWA TWITTER

A short film about the Army has won an award in the best documentary category at the International Defence Film Festival.

According to ISPR Director General Maj-Gen Asim Bajwa, the short 5:15 minute film called “Defender,” featuring various sections of the military, won over jurists.

The film was produced by ISPR and its creative team.

The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and the Chief of the Army Staff have also congratulated ISPR for winning the award.

*Correction: An earlier version of the story erroneously reported that the award was given at the Rome Film Festival, citing the tweets of the ISPR spokesperson. 

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Reader Comments (10)

  • BOL
    Nov 15, 2014 - 11:26PM

    Well done Pakistan Army! We are proud of you..


  • weirdity
    Nov 16, 2014 - 5:25AM

    I checked the rom festival website. I has no information about this movie. It does have information about Haider which won an award.


  • Careless Whispers
    Nov 16, 2014 - 11:16AM

    A further boost to the image of Army, well done boys proud of u :)


  • Chachoo
    Nov 16, 2014 - 6:20PM

    Pakistan Army is best in developing award winning housing schemes like DHA and Askari housing, producing fertilizers and now they are successfully venturing into the DHA cinema business and dramas as well. With more than 400 Billion Rupees at disposal they can do many other things as well apart from Defense of Pakistan.
    It is pretty heartening to see that acting Armed forces officers are now visiting foreign places and submitting Dramas in film festivals. I dont think so that you will ever see such acts by American and other professional armed forces. Anyway it is Pakistan’s tax payer’s money and our politicians and Army officers can enjoy on our tax payer expenses.


  • Felicity
    Nov 16, 2014 - 11:18PM

    Well done! Much deserved on behalf of the army and of course on behalf of the creators of this documentary for effectively capturing Pakistan’s army at its best. An absolutely blissful 5 and a half minutes. Surely this will benefit Pakistan in one way or the other. Good work team :D


  • Felicity
    Nov 16, 2014 - 11:22PM

    Excuse me are you trying to insult the country or congratulate them? Why don’t you try going out there and making an award-winning short film? Yeah that’s right you can’t so don’t insult other people who can. Get your head out of a hole and let go of your small minded thoughts.


  • raja armughan
    Nov 17, 2014 - 12:01AM

    Chachoo g plz stop being stupid…its only because these jawanz r best at doing anything they think of doing or anytime tasked so,,,remember the performances they have given in the fields and still doing so…no army in the world matches them in any way…they r the best and best in everything …plz have positivity in or thinking chachoo g


  • n
    Nov 17, 2014 - 3:49AM

    We’re proud of you guys!


  • Vx
    Nov 17, 2014 - 1:04PM

    there is no mention of this film on the rome film festival’s website… what bull crap is this ISPR


  • boshe
    Nov 17, 2014 - 5:03PM

    There is no mention of the award on the Rome Film Festival website. Did the ISPR get the name of the festival right? The Rome Film Festival concluded in Late October. Perhaps it was some other film festival and they got the name wrong?


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