First Pakistan International Film Festival.
Karachi Film Society (KFS) has launched the Pakistan International Film Festival (PIFF). It will be held from March 29 to April 1 this year.
The four-day festival will create opportunities for established and emerging filmmakers to showcase their work. A series of workshops and film screenings will be conducted where they would learn the craft from renowned mentors. PIFF will encourage films of all kinds and enable them to project the real image of Pakistan.
Present at the launch were Karachi Film Society President, Sultana Siddiqui, former Governor, State Bank of Pakistan Dr Ishrat Husain, Ameena Saiyid, Javed Jabbar, Sirajuddin Aziz, Jamil Baig, Ronak Lakhani, Sayeeda Leghari and Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy.
Javed Jabbar said the idea was to give the younger lot a chance to show their capabilities. Sultana Siddiqui mentioned the support of the Sindh governor, the Sindh government and the Federal Information Ministry for the initiative.
The Director of PIFF, Abrarul Hasan said the festival would comprise documentaries, full-length films and short films as well as workshops and seminars on various film-related topics.