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Islamabad hosts 60 second film festival

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad’s love for creativity and networking came to life on Saturday evening when scores of young amateur and aspiring filmmakers came to attend the screening of the 60 Second International Film Festival and American Film Showcase.

Held at the Aiwan-i-Quaid auditorium, the festival started with the screening of two short films: ‘Listening is an act of love’ and ‘The science of character’. This was followed by top 10 films received from over 20 countries spanning 60 seconds each which were then screened for the audience.

The American Film Showcase (AFS) is the premier American film diplomacy bringing US filmmakers and the films to the audience worldwide. AFS is a partnership between the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. The showcase highlights the power of films to foster dialogue, understanding and debate.

The AFS is visiting Pakistan for the second time. In partnership with Hunerkada College, American filmmakers Martha Mitchell and Andy Merkin have led workshops for emerging Pakistani filmmakers besides engaging industry professionals in roundtable discussions for the US film industry.

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad’s love for creativity and networking came to life on Saturday evening when scores of young amateur and aspiring filmmakers came to attend the screening of the 60 Second International Film Festival and American Film Showcase.

Held at the Aiwan-i-Quaid auditorium, the festival started with the screening of two short films: ‘Listening is an act of love’ and ‘The science of character’. This was followed by top 10 films received from over 20 countries spanning 60 seconds each which were then screened for the audience.

The American Film Showcase (AFS) is the premier American film diplomacy bringing US filmmakers and the films to the audience worldwide. AFS is a partnership between the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. The showcase highlights the power of films to foster dialogue, understanding and debate.

The AFS is visiting Pakistan for the second time. In partnership with Hunerkada College, American filmmakers Martha Mitchell and Andy Merkin have led workshops for emerging Pakistani filmmakers besides engaging industry professionals in roundtable discussions for the US film industry.

 

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