Another proud moment for Pakistan as the blockbuster movie of 2018, ‘Load Wedding’ has won the ‘Best Feature Film Award’ at the Rajasthan International Film Festival.
Directed by Nabeel Qureshi, ‘Load Wedding’ got nominated for the Best Feature Film International category in RIFF 2019. It is official now that it has won the award and we can’t be more proud!
With aims to showcase the diversity in the entertainment world from around the globe, the 5-day extravaganza in Rajasthan features films, documentaries and short films from around the world.
Here’s the complete winner list for RIFF 2019
In addition, the festival also features concerts, gala events, film parties, seminars, workshops and networking opportunities with government representatives, business leaders, local organizations that support film development, film stars, producers, directors, members of the media and more.
RIFF works for the technical and academic aspects of cinema. The organization makes attempts to connect the world cinema with the common public and making it a social concern, through conducting various seminars, debates and discussions.
Load Wedding with its top notch direction, strong knitted script with the right amount of comedy and emotion, toe tapping music and vibrant colors managed to impress the jury and win the award in the category of “Best Feature Film” against the enormous number of films nominated this year.
Fizza Ali Meerza, CEO Filmwala Pictures said:
We are extremely thrilled that our hard work is getting recognized internationally. We always believe in working with stories that has a positive message to give back to society and portrayal of a positive image of Pakistan worldwide. This is the first award Load Wedding won since the release, and we are sure it’s the first of many.
Nabeel Qureshi, Director Load Wedding, is honored to receive this award from RIFF 2019:
It’s always a very pleasant feeling to see your work being recognized and acknowledged. Load Wedding is a film very different from all the other films I have done and also very special to me. I’m very happy to be honored by this award from RIFF’ 2019.
Starring Fahad Mustafa and Mehwish Hayat in the lead, ‘Load Wedding’ created waves around the globe and received rave reviews from the critics. Last month it was also announced that Load Wedding will soon be available on Netflix as well.
Produced by Fizza Ali Meerza and Mehdi Ali, the story of ‘Load Wedding’ is not only bound to entertain you but it also focuses on the social issues found in Pakistani society, including the curse of dowry!
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Pakistan film industry has witnessed a major revival over the past few years where a number of quality movies were produced and gained recognition on international platforms as well.
‘Load Wedding’ grabbing the award in an international film festival will surely direct more foreign attention to our entertainment industry, allowing it to flourish even more!
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