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Documentaries set the tone for 3rd Karachi conference

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KARACHI: The three-day third annual Karachi conference began with the screening of some insightful long and short films on Karachi at the Arts Council on Friday evening. Historian Kaleemullah Lashari briefly introduced the first set of documentaries, after which the distinguished architect and town planner Arif Hasan shed light on why the films were important. […]

Two short films from Pakistan to be screened at Cannes Film Festival

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Pakistan has been quietly making its presence felt at Cannes year after year, and 2015 will be no different. Two short films will be representing the country at Festival de Cannes 2015: Saffaan QADIR’s Holiday in December and Rayika CHOUDRI’s Baat Cheet. Holiday In December follows Adeel, a student at a university in the north, […]

I will never stop making short films: Shuchi Kothari

By: Mahrukh Abbasi KARACHI: Pleasant, humble, and passionate — this is how one would describe Indian writer-producer Shuchi Kothari who arrived from New Zealand on December 21 to attend a wedding in Karachi. During her seven-day vacation, Kothari said she loved hearing Tina Sani’s live performance, attending her best friend’s wedding, and the casual gathering […]

Short films are not hors d’oeuvres to a main course

By: Peerzada Salman KARACHI: “A lot of people think that short films are a stepping stone to feature films, not me. They are a different art form and should be valued and validated.” This is how Indian screenwriter Shuchi Kothari described her fondness for the shorter format of filmmaking at T2F on Wednesday before the […]