Safma to hold documentary festival in India
LAHORE: The South Asian Free Media Association will hold the second South Asian documentary festival 2009 in Mumbai (India) from Dec 4 to 6.
Prior to the event, the association will hold a three-day national documentary festival from Nov 1, showcasing documentaries across Pakistan on conflict, peace, people, culture, women, education and environment.
Safma announced at a press briefing on Thursday that top four films from the national documentary event would be screened at the South Asian festival in Mumbai.
Awards will be given to the top three documentaries along with a special jury award.
The last date for submission of films is Oct 15. Screening will be accompanied by seminars at the festivals on various topics relating to documentary making in South Asia. A workshop on `film making and building cross border partnerships through documentary making in the region’ will be organised for the participating delegates. The films will be judged on the criteria of originality and quality of the content, subject and story.
Ms Sarah Tareen, coordinator of the South Asian documentary festival, said the event aimed at providing a platform to documentary filmmakers from all the eight countries.
They include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.