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Film festival held

April 24, 2017

QUETTA: The screening of fifth round of 60 Second International Film Festival (60 SIFF) was held in Quetta on April 21 and 22 at Officers Club and Hazara Town, respectively.

The event marked the screening of films received through the public call for submissions and the Dil Say Pakistan Film Competition.

The theme for this year’s 60 SIFF focused on celebrating the colours of the country, in an effort to recognise and celebrate the local heroes, historical landmarks, education and interfaith harmony. This year, Dil Say Pakistan Film Competition was also held on the theme of ‘Unsung Heroes’ which collected a number of films from the budding filmmakers from all over Pakistan.

Over the span of five years, 60 SIFF has expanded its outreach not only to the film enthusiasts but also to the general audiences sharing an interest in the revival of filmmaking and storytelling. This time around, government representatives, educationists, activists, filmmakers and general audience witnessed the offerings of an international film festival.

Speaking about the success of the event, festival director Abrar Ul Hassan said: “Every year, we try to engage the masses in a constructive activity of storytelling and filmmaking, to build discourses based on thematic films of 60 seconds, which have eminent value in promoting the culture, art and most importantly, global ties.”

Published in Dawn, April 24th, 2017