Justice (rtd) Nasira Javed Iqbal will present second “Coronologue Awards to the winners of Ajoka’s Coronologue Short Film Festival on 11th August at an online ceremony. The awards were announced by Babar Ali Foundation’s Syeda Henna Babar Ali last week. The first prize of Rs 75,000 will be awarded to Sibte Hassan for his short film “Hero” while Moizah Jilani of Karachi will get second prize of Rs 50,000 for her “Distant Relations”. The winner of the third prize is Junaid Arif for his short film “ Abbu”. Elsa Shabir(Lahore) and Mahnoor Samad (Peshawar) will get special mention.
The jury for the competition consisted of eminent showbiz personalities including film scholar Aijazz Gul, playwright Asghar Nadeem Syed, film producer Rashid Khawaja, actor Savera Nadeem and Ajoka Chairperson Zara Salman.
Ajoka Executive Director Shahid Nadeem said that Ajoka had held the second “Coronologue” after the success of last year’s Coronologue Online Theatre Festival. The objective was to encourage innovative artistic responses to the psychological, emotional, social or political impact of the unprecedented pandemic. He hoped that the encouragement will inspire the winners to focus on creative quality work and produce meaningful productions in future.
Ajoka Institute Director Nirvaan Nadeem said that Ajoka is committed to encourage the young talent and provide quality entertainment to audience with meaningful productions. The film produced during the festival carries the same spirit and will be released on Ajoka’s social media channels soon.
The awards ceremony will be held at 5 pm on Wednesday 11 August and live-streamed on Facebook.