The Pakistan International Film Festival has begun and is all set for conducting an interactive, cutting-edge filmmaking experience. The digital story workshops have kicked off. The workshops for the PIFF will be taking place from 26th February till the 28th of February.
On January 11, The Karachi film society had revealed in the press conference to announce the first Pakistani International which is set to be held in Late march.
The four day festival will be taking place from March 29 till April 1 2018, the event will be gathering a series of established and emerging film makers and the festival also contains various workshops and film screenings.
Karachi film society Sultana Siddiqui and members gathered at the press conference to discuss the PIFF. The members of the team include former Governor State Bank of Pakistan Dr Ishrat Hussain, CEO Oxford University Press Ameena Saiyid, writer and producer Javed Jabbar, CEO Habib Metropolitan Bank Sirajuddin Aziz, CEO Nueplex Cinemas Jamil Baig, chairperson Special Olympics Pakistan Ronak Lakhani and Oscar-winning film-maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
Jamil Baig said “I believe it will open new opportunities and encourage films of all kinds for people with different tastes.” Whereas Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy had ome special things to say about the festival as well this is what she said “This was not only the launch of PIFF, but it is also the parent body to KFS, It should bring together young film-makers and improve their know-how of the technical side of film-making. It’s also helpful for established film-makers.”
Director of the Pakistan International Film Festival, Abrar-ul-Hasan explained the schedule of the festival at the press conference. The festival will consist of feature length films, Documentaries and short films. Abrar-Ul-Hasan also stated that they have received film submissions from almost 43 different countries. This is The first ever Pakistan International Film Festival and this will help emerging Film Makers grow and learn. This is a great platform for the Pakistani Film Industry.