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Fun and learning: Int’l children’s film festival starts today

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LAHORE: We try to bring the best films to children from throughout the world to expand their understanding, said Shoaib Iqbal, The Little Art director, at the opening ceremony of the 7th International Children’s Film Festival on Sunday. “We want to reduce the differences of race and religion through collaboration with international filmmakers,” he said. […]

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‘Poetry and films are like zebra’s white and black stripes’

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KARACHI: Film and poetry buffs were treated to a selection of fine short films from the critically acclaimed ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival screened at T2F on Friday evening. The event was part of the ongoing poetry project initiated by the Goethe Institut. Introducing the films to the audience, Goethe Institut Director Stefan Winkler said the […]

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Napa’s young directors take the lead

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KARACHI: November at the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) will witness the Young Director’s Theatre Festival with six plays exclusively directed by Napa graduates as part of the line-up. “Our young graduates are our primary responsibility and so this year we have decided to provide them with a platform to direct plays with a […]

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Children’s film festival concludes

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KARACHI: Who doesn’t enjoy a break from regular school work and if that break means watching films, well, what else can a student ask for? The happy faces of students of schools from across the city, who enjoyed the shows during the 10-day 5th Karachi International Children’s Film Festival organised by The Little Art in […]

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Viral effects of cellphone videos

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LAHORE: It’s not just music videos that are being shot on cell phones these days. Short films, too, have come in vogue. Even full-length films are being shot on mobile devices. The Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus (German Cultural Centre) yesterday organised a mobile phone film workshop on ‘Micro Moves: Human – Urban / Surviving Strategies in a Mega-City’ […]

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‘Do you know what your child is doing online?’

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ISLAMABAD: The Children’s Literature Festival featured at least five different sessions on digital security and cyber-safety, aimed both at children and their accompanying parents. Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Deputy Director Aun Abbas Bukhari’s presentation on ‘How to Protect Yourself Online’ was a serious look into the various types of cybercrimes that exist and outlined measures […]

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Pervaiz Rashid inaugurates Pakistani film festival in Minsk

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MINSK: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid on Tuesday inaugurated a Pakistani film festival, being held here to introduce Pakistan to the people of Belarus and coincide with the visit of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is on a three-day visit to Belarus in a bid to explore new avenues […]

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Pakistan to stage Asia’s first Smartphone Film Festival in Sep

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For the first time ever in the Asian filmmaking history, Pakistan will be the only country holding the Smartphone Film Festival in September this year. Hollywood filmmaker and iPhone Film Festival Founder Ruben Kazantsev will himself arrive in Karachi to inaugurate the festival. It was revealed in a pre-launch ceremony held on Sunday at the […]

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Hunza cultural festival from 23rd

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ISLAMABAD: The Hunza Cultural Forum will organize the annual cultural festival and the festivities of Navroz and the Pakistan Day here from March 23 to 24. According to the organizers, “The Hunza Festival gives an opportunity to all Hunzukutz (people of Hunza) from lower (Shinaki), central (Kanjud) and upper (Gojal) regions to celebrate the beautiful […]

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Bazgasht echoes 100 years of Kinnaird College

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100 years of Kinnaird College was celebrated in classic manner as the Najmuddin Dramatics Society exhibited the century year old legacy of KC in a new fashion. The four day show concluded with a jam pack hall including many highlighted personalities. With well-rehearsed dialogues and confident movements around the hall and on stage, the Najmuddin […]

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Film festival: Three day FiLUMS to screen 90 films

LAHORE: Almost 90 films will be screened at the LUMS International Film Festival FiLUMS 2013 that opened here on Friday. More than 200 participants have registered before the official opening ceremony. The festival is expected to draw 400 to 500 visitors. FiLUMS 2013 is the seventh edition of the festival organized by the LUMS Media […]

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Karachi Literature Festival — literati to dazzle book lovers

By: Peerzada Salman KARACHI: Literary luminaries Gulzar, Nadeem Aslam, Shobha De, journalist Kanak Mani Dixit and writer and politician George Galloway will be among a wide range of literati and thinkers to attend the 4th Karachi Literature Festival to be held from Feb 15 to Feb 17 at the Beach Luxury Hotel. The festival has […]

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No Dandiya sticks, but only the spirit of Garba Raas

Karachi: It was a Gujarati Garba Raas song that brought the crowd to its feet at the Swami Narayan Mandir on Sunday. But with Dandiya sticks missing, the women who jumped to their feet when song began had to do with clapping each other’s hands. But soon the popular Gujrati score turned into an endless […]

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Thar Youth Festival date extended by one week

KARACHI: On the directives of Sindh Minister for Youth Affairs Syed Faisal Ali Subzwari, the schedule of “Thar Youth Festival” has been extended by one week and now the festival would be held from January 17 to 19 in order to ensure maximum participation of youth from flung areas of the province. “The aim of […]

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