Pakistan Calling Film Festival Being Held For the First Time

Attention All Film Makers: Pakistan Calling Film Festival is Here!

In the past few years there has been a revival of cinema in Pakistan, so to support that development, the Department of Visual Studies at the University of Karachi, in collaboration with the VM Art Gallery (which was set up in 1987, and has become one of the leading Art establishments supporting budding and seasoned artists; as well as hosting national and international art events) has organized Pakistan Calling Film Festival. The Gallery is an initiative of the Z.V.M.G Rangoonwala Trust (a charity which has empowered communities in areas of arts, culture, education and health for almost 5 decades).

This two day event will take place in August 2016. It will feature workshops by professionals from the industry. Interactive discussions will take place which would explore the significance of film in our society today. Visual art exhibitions, performances and many other events which celebrate Pakistan’s film traditions will be included as well. Furthermore film makers will have the opportunity to acquire funding for the production of their films.

Aim of Pakistan Calling Film Festival

Since film is a very strong medium which has the power to greatly impact societies and to unite people. Therefore Pakistan Calling film festival aims at creating a community of film makers who would cultivate the talent of the younger generation and at the same time use film to bring about a positive social change in Pakistan.

Who Can Participate in Pakistan Calling Film Festival

Students as well as independent film makers living within Pakistan or even abroad can apply. Entry is FREE. Films can be animation, documentary or fiction and in any genre of choice. Submission deadline is 15th May. Further details can be found here: http://www.pakistancalling.pk/submit-film/

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