‘Manto’ bags two awards at JIFF 2016

WEB DESK: Pakistani director, Sarmad Khoosat won two awards at the 8th Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF 2016).

Sarmad’s directorial biopic Manto won the Best Sound and Editing Award and for ‘Film in the Feature Film Category’ while the director himself bagged the Best Actor award at the 8th JIFF 2016.

The biopic of Saadat Hasan Manto was honored to open the ‘Jaipur Film Festival’ in India along with Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone starrer Piku. It was screened at Golecha cinema on January 2nd.

The director of the festival had revealed earlier that this festival  is dedicated to screen writers and will showcase 152 films, including 35 feature films, 17 documentary feature films, 58 short films, 17 documentary short films and 15 short animation films.

According to their official website, the purpose of this film festival is to promote new movie makers, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas & culture between India & other nations in context of their social and cultural ethos. JIFF also promotes friendship and co-operation among people of the world through the medium of films & documentaries.