Pakistani Film Lamha (Seedlings) wins two awards in New York

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Wait is over, the award night has just concluded and the moment (Lamha) Pakistani fans had been waiting for did indeed bring international pride. Pakistan’s much talked about entry to this year’s NYCIFF (New York City International Film Festival) that was in the news since past few weeks has made its mark. Lamha (English title: Seedlings) received two awards at the NYCIFF tonight.

Aamina Shaikh won the “Best Lead Actress In a Feature Film” and the movie received “Best Feature Film Audience Choice Award”.

The film Lamha (English: Seedlings) was nominated in the following categories:

Best Feature Film – Seedlings (Lamha)
Best Director – Mansoor Mujahid
Best Original Screenplay – Summer Nicks
Best Lead Actress – Aamina Sheikh
Best Lead Actor – Mohib Mirza
Best Supporting Lead – Gohar Rasheed
Best Musical Score – Usman Riaz

The film has been produced by Meher Jaffri, Summer Nicks, Craig Peter Jones. Meher Jaffri is a Toronto based Canadian Pakistani. Lamha is based on circumstances surrounding a tragedy that leaves a once perfect couple besieged with unanswered questions, leading them to re-evaluate their own beliefs and sanity, and ultimately each other.

Synposis:
Star Cast: Aamina Sheikh, Mohib Mirza, Gohar Rasheed, Hira Tareen, Mahreen Rafi and Tara Mahmood.
Written by: Summer Nicks
Screenplay: Mansoor Mujahid and Summer Nicks
Studio: Bodhicitta Works in association with Ice Animations
Produced by: Meher Jaffri, Summer Nicks, Craig Peter Jones

Feature Films from USA, Spain, Russia, Malaysia, Turkey, Canada and Croatia made it to the festival and it is worth mentioning that Lamha made it to the festival from around 1000 entries.

Lamha is set for a fall release later this year in Pakistan (unconfirmed)

We congratulate the cast and crew on this achievement.

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