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Documentary showing life in refugee camps screened

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ISLAMABAD: As part of the Human Rights through Cinematography Film Festival, Austrian Ambassador Nicolaus Keller hosted a screening of acclaimed documentary What the Wind Took Away. Mr Keller said this is the first cultural project he is doing since he arrived in Pakistan in Nov 1. The ambassador was the head of culture in Austria […]

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10th Lahore Int’l Children’s film festival kicks off

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LAHORE-The10th Lahore International Children Film Festival, organised annually by The Little Art, kicked off on Monday at Cinepax cinema. The festival will be running till October 6. The chief guest of the opening event was Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas. The opening of the festival was attended by known celebrities from film and television, including […]

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‘There should be a resort on Indo-Pakistan no man’s land’

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KARACHI: It pains me to know that relatives living on both sides of the Indo-Pakistan border cannot easily meet each other. Authorities should make a resort on no man’s land and allow them to meet. This was one of the many interesting remarks made by the distinguished Indian actor Om Puri while speaking at a […]

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Deconstructing a city through film

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KARACHI: “Never a fishing village, Karachi was in fact a fortified trading settlement established in 1729,” said urban planner and architect Arif Hasan at the soft launch of the I Am Karachi film festival held at a local hotel on Saturday. This was announced as part of the many initiatives of the I Am Karachi […]

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Film festival under PYF concludes

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LAHORE: A film festival organised under the banner of the Punjab Youth Festival (PYF) 2014 concluded at the Alhamra Cultural Complex on Monday. Special awards were given to the six best films of six different categories. Provincial Minister for Sports and Education Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan was the chief guest at the closing ceremony while […]

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The Sindh Film Festival: a good first attempt

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KARACHI: The Sindh Film Festival (SFF), a part of the Sindh Culture Festival currently taking place in Karachi, ended on Tuesday at the Nueplex Cinemas after running for two days. While a number of high profile members of the film fraternity and the entertainment industry visited the festival, it was the presence of veteran actor […]

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20 movies screened on day one

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KARACHI: It was an event that brought the likes of Indian actor Shabana Azmi, Hollywood actor Roger Ashton-Griffith, Indian director Onir and Neil McCarthy of the Independent Film Trust (London) to Karachi. Azmi, Griffith and McCarthy are also a part of the official festival jury that will be judging the submissions at the festival. The […]

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Film festival hopes to put Sindh ‘on the map’

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KARACHI: The organisers of the Sindh International Film Festival hope to bring a boost to the economy and the film industry and give Pakistan a new name. “This film festival is going to put us [Sindh] on the map,” said project manager Fakhr-e-Alam, who is also the Sindh Censor Board chairperson. “Our film industry has […]

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European Cinema Weekend to screen six foreign films

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To celebrate the relationship between France and Germany, the Goethe Institut and Alliance Francaise de Karachi have organised the European Cinema Weekend, due to take place this coming Saturday and Sunday. According to a press release, six French and German films will be screened on November 23 at the Goethe Institute, and on November 24 […]

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Cineaste One Student Film Festival begins tomorrow

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Karachi: The Alliance Francaise de Karachi’s is presenting the Cineaste One Student Film Festival (COSFF), said an announcement here on Thursday. The festival will open to the public on April 6 at 6:30pm in the main the Conference Hall. It said that the COSFF was a forum for student filmmakers, celebrating the best in cinematic […]

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NCA to hold Short Film Festival tomorrow

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By: Arshad Bhatti LAHORE: Students of National College of Arts (NCA) have planned to hold an online Short Film Festival on Friday wherein 10 short movies would be screened. The festival, featuring short films by the students from Pakistan and India, would be held on Friday (tomorrow). The idea of the festival is initiated by […]

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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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Good Morning Karachi team goes to Sweden

By: Mahrukh Abbasi GOTEBORG: The 36th Goteborg International Film Festival (GIFF) in Sweden gave the team of Pakistani film Good Morning Karachi (GMK) a reason to visit their brutally cold city this time of year. Why else would one fly to Sweden if not for the recognition of their independent project premiered at the largest […]

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Sabiha Sumar set to release her new film on Karachi

By: Saad Hasan KARACHI: After a long delay, the premiere of Sabiha Sumar’s feature film Good Morning Karachi is finally taking place at the Goteborg Film Festival in Sweden on January 28 with hopes that it will create the much-needed stir to encourage a local distributor for a Pakistani launch. The 90-minute movie, which is […]

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