KARACHI: Pakistani feature film Lamha bagged two awards at the New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF).
Lamha (publicized as Seedlings in English internationally), won the Best Feature Film award and its leading lady Amina Sheikh won the Best Actress in Leading Role award in a late night ceremony at the Angelika Film Center, New York.
Lamha, starring Mohib Mirza, Amina Sheikh and Gohar Rasheed is a production of Meher Jaffri and Summer Nicks while a new talent Mansoor Mujahid directed the venture.
The film was nominated in five categories including Best Actor in Leading Role (Mohib Mirza), Best Actor in Supporting Role (Gohar Rasheed), Best Score, Best Original Screenplay (Summer Nicks) and Best Director (Mansoor Mujahid).
The movie was one of the 100 films out of 3,000 film entries to be screened at the festival.
The film’s premiere at the festival, on August 10, was a sold out affair at the Tribeca Cinema.