60 Second Intl. Film Festival Celebrates Talents of Young Filmmakers

Posted: March 18, 2016 in 60 Second Intl. Film Festival, Blog Posts, Events
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Peshawar – March 17th, 2016Film enthusiasts gathered in Peshawar today for the 60 Second Intl. Film Festival. The festival was held for the first time in the city in collaboration with the Iqra National University. The event featured workshops on filmmaking and photography, a panel discussion on social change, and film screenings.

The festival was initiated in 2012 to provide young filmmakers from around the world a platform to present their ideas to diverse audiences and raise awareness on various social issues.  “The 60 Second Intl. Film Festival is more than just a festival,” said Festival Director, Abrar ul Hassan.  “It is a union of art and media from all around the globe with the purpose of inspiring many.”

The guests present at the event were excited to be part of such a unique and colorful program and said that this was a wonderful opportunity for youngsters. They appreciated the imitative and said such events should take place more often.

The festival’s evening session contained screening of shortlisted films which have been received from over 40 countries. The third place for best film went to “Toofani Kiddo” by Ramaisa Shahid from Pakistan, second place to “Shaitan” by Sourabh Bali from India, and “Vision” by Farzad Samimi and Vahid Omidi from Afghanistan bagged the first place.

The festival also encouraged children’s creativity through workshops and screening of films created by children from previous workshops held in collaboration with US Embassy and WWF respectively.

The festival will travel to more Pakistani cities in the coming weeks.

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