“Indus Blues,” the first feature documentary of director Jawad Sharif, has been nominated for the International Feature Documentary Award on its world premiere at Regina International Film Festival. The 3rd edition of the film festival was organized in August 2018 and had the likes of Indian filmmaker Nandita Das in the jury. Regina International Film Festival is held annually in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The film was nominated for the and was screened in the festival on August 15, 2018.
Indus Blues is a co-production of Foundation of Arts, Culture and Education and Bipolar Films based in Islamabad, Pakistan. The film is about the fading folk instruments of the indigenous cultures in Pakistan and tells the story of the struggle local artists and craftsmen have to undergo simply for their survival in a society where pursuing music has been considered a taboo.
Foundation of Arts, Culture and Education is a platform that encourages artists and artisans to create relevant and socially viable works in their communities, while providing avenues to engage and connect with wider audiences and build revenue streams.
Bipolar Films is a film production company based in Islamabad that produces narrative and documentary films as well as commercial and branded content. The seasoned team at Bipolar Films encourages the madness often necessary for the creative process and encourages pushing the boundaries of creative expression.