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Indus Telefilm Festival

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Opening film  Insan Aur Shaitan
Location  Karachi, Pakistan
Awards  Indus TV Awards
Closing film  World Ka Center
Founded  June, 2003
Awards received  Kamran Qureshi for Best TV Film and Director for Murad

The Indus Telefilm Festival was a Pakistani film festival held in 2003.


The festival showed films that had been filmed in the previous year. Seven films were shortlisted for the main competition, the winner of which received a prize of Rs 500,000.

The event was the first of its kind by the Indus TV Network to promote creativity in storytelling among amateurs as well as professionals producers and directors. Iqbal Ansari, Director Programmes of Indus TV Network remarked at the conclusion of the Indus Telefilm Festival 2003. "It's up to the director to have the courage to explore various methods. Our objective, which was to encourage diversity of direction and content treatment, was achieved."


The festival had a jury comprising writers, directors, actors and journalists who were to judge the three best telefilms. The jury included Ashfaq Ahmed, Bano Qudsia, Talat Hussain, Kanwar Aftab Ahmad, Shafiq Ahmed, Iqbal Ansari, Khursheed Haider and Noorul Huda Shah.


  • Kamran Qureshi - First Winner: Best TV Film and Director for Murad with cash prize PKR 500,000/-
  • Mehreen Jabbar - Second Winner: Best TV Film and Director for Marhoom Colonel Ki Baitiaan with cash prize PKR 200,000/-
  • Faisal Rehman - Third Winner: Best TV Film and Director for World Ka Center with cash prize PKR 100,000/-
  • References

    Indus Telefilm Festival Wikipedia