Karachi, Pakistan 19 - 21 October 2018

Announcing the Winners

After much deliberation, our distinguished panel of judges has selected this year’s winning films. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners.

Kudos to Team Kuch Khaas for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Zom Com will go on to represent Karachi against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Zom Com by Team Kuch Khaas

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Ustra by Flock

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

Nai-ve by CityFilms

Required Elements

  • Character: علی اسماعیل یا علینہ اسمعیل (Ali Ismail or Alina Ismail, Hairdresser)
  • Prop: سیب (an apple)
  • Line: "فکر مت کرو، میں اس کو دیکھ لونگا / لونگی" ("Don't worry, I can take care of this.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Nai-ve by CityFilms

Audience Favorite: Group B

Daam by Wormhole Productions

Best Writing

Jibran Tahir Nai-ve by CityFilms

Best Editing

Umair Basit and Haris Bin Khurram Ustra by Flock

Best Directing

Sibghat Shaikh Nai-ve by CityFilms

Best Cinematography

Mehdi Muntazir Nai-ve by CityFilms

Best Sound Design

Anser Soomro Aap Ka Order Aagaya Hai by Aperturewood Films

Best Music

Ali Suhail Zom Com by Team Kuch Khaas

Best Actor

Khurram Ustra by Flock

Best Actress

Manaal Siddiqui Daam by Wormhole Productions

Best Special Effects

Ahsan Minhas My family and us by ANM Productions

Best Make Up

Danial Shahzad Zom Com by Team Kuch Khaas

Best Use of Character

Nai-ve by CityFilms

Best Use of Prop

Ustra by Flock

Best Use of Line

Teesra qanoon by baynaam

Best Use of Genre

Zom Com by Team Kuch Khaas

2018 Film List

  • Aap Ka Order Aagaya Hai by Aperturewood Films

    A man wakes up one morning, to find out he’s ran out of coffee. This triggers a bad start to his day. Ironically, dejected by his wife’s entrapment and dependence on technological convenience & their lack of bond with their only child, he is haunted by something eerie which he may not even be aware of.

  • Aib e Aab by DH Films

    A world where your basic need gets poisoned.

  • And for What? by Feel Team 7

    Where one generation tried and failed, will the other succeed?

  • Choraha by NOTOKAY FILMS

    A showcase of three different couples in different stages of dissent in their respectful marriages. Ranging from death to total silence.

  • Cut off shamsi bros by Shamsi Bros. Production

    A hair dresser came in the city to earn money, one day he came in the house where peoples bring him for a paralize patient but people don't have money to pay him.

  • Daam by Wormhole Productions

    She escapes from no where towards no where, but her destiny was clear

  • Hafsa chaudhary by Ardent productions

    The story of a young poor musician who achieved his dream by making just one call.

  • LA HAASIL by Mustafa Jawed Films

    a tale of religion and society

  • Last Ditch Effort by AWB Films

    When a chain of unfortunate events leads an average joe into a death trap, there's very little one can do.

  • My family and us by ANM Productions

    A man breaks down along with various aspects of his personality as his family persecutes him.

  • Nai-ve by CityFilms

    Bad parenting leads to unimaginable cruelty and that can sometimes be uncontrollable.

  • riddel by 8 fps

    suspence never dies

  • Salman Jafri by Team ON TIME

    Passion is priceless

  • Shutterspeed by Shutter speed

    A men trying to save his father

  • Tasawur by Kaluris

    Keep dreaming

  • Teesra qanoon by baynaam

    The inner guilt of murderer tabrez forces his mind to give hallucinations for him to evaluate his own deeds

  • THE APPLE OBSESSION by 3AM films

    A public detective is a private serial killer and psycopath who is obsessed with apples

  • Ustra by Flock

    Somethings other than humans do exists.

  • Waqt by TVGM & Co. Lahore

    In order to fix his future a man must face his past

  • WAQT by 11th Hour Magicians

    Unstoppable disaster on its way, can the future observers do anything about it?

  • Zom Com by Team Kuch Khaas

    A married couple journey across country to find a cure for a zombie virus.


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