BEIJING: Pakistani movie, ‘Punjab Nahi Jaongi’ has won ‘Jury Special Award’ at the closing ceremony of the first Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Film Festival in Qingdao, China.
The closing and award ceremony held on Sunday was attended by eminent Chinese actors, actresses, and directors. Trophies and certificates in the categories of Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Screenwriter and Jury Special Award were awarded by the jury members.
Pakistani movie “Punjab Nahi Jaongi” was awarded the “Jury Special Award” while Sultana Siddiqui, jury member from Pakistan, awarded the best picture award to two movies from Afghanistan and China.
The five-day long film festival kicked off on Wednesday, last week, with stunning performances in front of a packed audience at a local concert hall in east China’s Shandong province.
Around 55 movies from SCO countries including five Pakistani films were screened at the festtive, with more than 200 delegates from eight SCO states in attendance.
Pakistan movies screened during the film festival include Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, Punjab Nahi Jaungi, Parchi, Bin Roye and Chalay Thay Saath.