Film Forum Presents: JOYLAND Introduced by Filmmaker Saim Sadiq

April 7 - 8, 2023 - First day~2:45pm & 7:50pm Second day~2:35pm & 4:15pm

The first Pakistani movie to screen in Un Certain Regard at the 75th Cannes Film Festival is Pakistani director Saim Sadiq’s JOYLAND. His short feature DARLING, which debuted at the 76th Venice feature Festival, was the first production from Pakistan, and it was awarded the Orrizonti Prize for Best Short Film. Additionally, DARLING was a 2019 official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, received a Special Jury Mention at South by Southwest 2020, and was picked up by Focus Features for release. His earlier short film NICE TALKING TO YOU was a BAFTA Best Student Film Shortlist finalist and was an official selection of South by Southwest 2019, Palm Springs International Shortsfest 2019, and other film festivals. Received the 2018 Columbia University Film Festival’s Vimeo Best Director prize. The Kodak Student Scholarship Gold Award was also given to it. 

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