‘Swipe’ wins Particular Jury Award at ANIMAFILM pageant

After turning into the primary Pakistani animated movie to have made it to the Annecy Worldwide Animation Movie Competition, Arafat Mazhar’s Swipe has gained the Particular Jury Award on the 4th ANIMAFILM Worldwide Animation Competition.

The filmmaker has shared the information from each his public and Swipe Instagram accounts. “We haven’t been capable of announce this correctly but as a result of we’ve been busy with another cool issues however this occurred,” learn his affirmation of a report concerning the identical. The “different cool factor,” as talked about by the filmmaker is his quick Shehr-e-Tabassum being procured for streaming on Mud.

Mazhar’s Swipe presents a fictionalised, digitalised different actuality of Pakistan, the place not like swiping left or proper to seek out your excellent match; folks of all age teams, together with kids, are hooked on swiping on iFatwa. The app crowdsources spiritual demise sentences by permitting its customers to resolve the destiny of the accused, who’ve been introduced for trial within the court docket of public opinion.

In line with the movie’s official synopsis, Swipe is a hand-painted animated quick movie about Pakistan made by a group of 20 Pakistani animators, musicians, storytellers, and actors over the course of 1 yr. It has been written, drawn, animated, composed [and] acted underneath the banner of Puffball Studios.

“Swipe is our try at confronting a rising disaster ensuing from a end result of the nexus of know-how, extremism and fascism. On the coronary heart of this story, is a confrontation with more and more hostile, alienating, divisive circumstances and a plea for better empathy, earlier than it’s too late,” provides the official description.

The quick movie has been directed and produced by Mazhar and co-produced by Rasti Farooq.

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