Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy Invited to Join Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

Sharmeen Obaid ChinoySharmeen Obaid Chinoy, the Oscar winning Pakistani director is all set to make history once again when she will join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences U.S.A as a participating member. This makes Sharmeen the first person from her homeland to participate in such a giant platform.

The celebrated filmmaker, Sharmeen became a household name when she won the Oscar award for her critically acclaimed ‘Saving Face‘ in 2012. Till now she has an Emmy award, an Academy Awards, and a Lux Style Award for life time achievement, under her belt. Government of Pakistan has also conferred Tamgha-e-Imtiaz on her.

With so many prestigious awards, this invitation comes as no surprise for the smart lady. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited almost 276 artists from around the globe belonging to the field of theatrical pictures.

So Sharmeen turns out to be one of those 276 people from worldwide who have excelled in this field. She seemed really excited about her inclusion in the list of invitees who will be attending the event. Sharmeen said,

“Being invited to join the Academy of Motion Pictures is a great honor and privilege; I feel humbled to be the first Pakistani to gain membership into such a prestigious institution.”

She also sounded very optimistic about the upcoming generation of Pakistani filmmakers and hoped that there are many other local filmmakers in the future who can make it big worldwide. “I hope that I witness the induction of many more Pakistanis in the years to come.” said Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy on receiving the invitation.

Sharmeen’s achievements over the past few years would definitely go a long way in helping the local industry to stand on its own feet. Also it gives you an idea that no matter how worse the condition is, but still if you rely on quality and the content, then you can surely be successful not only on the local scale but also internationally.