The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee has chosen “JOYLAND” to be submitted for Oscar consideration under the International Feature Film Award category of the 95th Academy Awards.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will determine the nominees in all award categories , including International Feature Film in December 2022. The final and complete schedule of Oscar nominees will be announced on the 24th January 2023. The performance at the 95th Academy Awards scheduled to take place on March 12, 2023.
The film was written and directed by Saim Sadiq and produced by Apoorva Guru Charan, Sarmad Sultan Khoosat and Lauren Mann, “JOYLAND” stars Ali Junejo, Rasti Farooq Alina Khan Sarwat Gillani Salman Peerzada Sohail Sameer as well as Sania Saeed. Filmed at Lahore, “JOYLAND” isa bittersweet story of repressed desires and the pursuit of individual freedom.
Oscar Committee of 2022 was presided over by the two-time Academy Award and Emmy-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. It also is comprised of Ali Sethi [Musician], Omar Shahid Hamid [Author/Script WriterOmar Shahid Hamid [Author/Script Writer Rafay Mahmood, Film Critic, Samina Ahmad [Actress, Producer and Directorand Producer Jerjees Seja (TV and Film Producer], Bee Gul [Screenwriter and DirectorBee Gul [Screenwriter and Director] Rizwan Beyg, Fashion DesignerRizwan Beyg [Fashion Designer] Mo Azmi [Cinematographer], and Zeba Bakhtiar [Actressas well as Actress.