After bagging a nomination for Best Documentary Feature International Competition 2019 at the Jaipur International Film Festival in India, Indus Blues is honored at the South Film and Arts Academy Festival 2018. The film has won the ‘Best Documentary Feature Award’ at the festival.
Produced by the Foundation of Arts, Culture and Education (FACE), in association with Bipolar Films, the film is the brainchild of director and cinematographer Jawad Sharif.
Jawad Sharif took to social media to share the news with his fans and followers. “Getting love around the world. This time ‘Best Documentary Feature Award’ at South Film and Arts Academy Festival! All credit goes to the artists and team Indus Blues,” he posted on Facebook.
This isn’t the first time that Indus Blues has been acknowledged on an international platform; the film has bagged multiple nominations and awards at international film festivals including Regina International Film Festival (RIFF) and the 8th annual Guam International Film Festival. The trailer of the film that released in Pakistan earlier this year, generated immense praise while the film is scheduled to release nationwide in near future.
Indus Blues chronicles the lives of Pakistani folk musicians and their struggle. It also highlights ways to lend support to these artists across Pakistan.