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Splendid Land, Review: Xinjiang is a many splendoured place

Splendid Land, Review: Xinjiang is a many splendoured place The China-Greece co-production documentary, Splendid Land, directed by Eleni Vlassi and Jin Huaqing, presents the wonderful land of Xinjiang, China and its ancient customs, through a musician pursuing the Mukam music and the spectacular landscape.  Seldom has so much splendour been captured in such a short span. The film is only twenty minutes long, but it flows along seamlessly, and when it ends, you are left craving for more. ...

MIFF 2020: A lost homeland land and a new home

MIFF 2020: A lost homeland land and a new home Eight years and eighty lakhs is what it took USA-based music-video maker Sapna Bhavnani to make Sindhustan, 64-minute a labour of love, about the largest migration in history, that of Hindu Sindhis from Sind, now in Pakistan, to present day India. By contrast, Atanu Mukherjee’s 26-minute tale of a migrant single woman from Jabalpur who wants to settle in Mumbai, and her encounters with a transgender person, titled Wig, took just three days ...

Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW), Review: Uncooked meal, raw deal

Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW), Review: Uncooked meal, raw deal Espionage, as a film genre, is more than 84 years old. A master, no less than Alfred Hitchcock himself, made The 39 Steps in 1935. So it is baffling that a spy thriller, made in 2017-18, is oblivious of the rudimentary ingredients entailed to engross audiences. Ennui and crawling pace are anathema to a spy story. When the yard-sticks are James Bond and even John Le Carré, a shoddy script, amateurishly executed, stands no chance ...

Omerta, Review: Omer talk

Omerta, Review: Omer talk Alright, Omar, if you insist. His full name is Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh. If you see the film, you will discover that he is a hardcore terrorist who indulged in at least one act of barbaric butchery as well. With a name like that, he has to be a Pakistani or Pakistani sympathiser. Omerta spans the canvas from Bosnia to the hijacking of an Indian Airlines’ plane to the Mumbai terror attacks. The film derives its title from the Italian term for a criminal code of ...

Newton, Review: Gravity of the situation

Newton, Review: Gravity of the situation Had he been alive in the modern period, the British scientist would have bagged multiple Nobel prizes for his pioneering work in Physics. As it happens, the film of the same name, not a biopic of Sir Isaac, rather about an idealist in the Indian bureaucracy, has been eliminated from the race for the Oscars. A million or more Newtonians are feeling heart-broken that a film that they considered a breakthrough, and the best film made in India in recent t...

Mirza Juuliet, Review by Siraj Syed: ‘Sex peer’ or Shakespeare

Mirza Juuliet, Review by Siraj Syed: ‘Sex peer’ or Shakespeare Six timeless tales of doomed love continue to enjoy tremendous popularity in India, even in the 21st century: Laila-Majnu, Shirin-Farhad, Sohni-Mahiwal, Heer-Ranjha, Mirza-Sahibaa and Romeo and Juliet. Of these, five are Indian or from the sub-continent and only Shakespeare’s R&J makes it from the foreign category. India had its own Shakespeare, named Agha Hashr Kashmiri, who in the period 1920s-50s, transla...

Siraj Syed reviews ‘A Million Rivers’: Complex hOMage to simple man PURI

Siraj Syed reviews ‘A Million Rivers’: Complex hOMage to simple man PURI This ‘homage’ began as a ‘tribute’ to Om Puri, counterpoised against Lillete Dubey, by writer-director Sarah Singh, four years before his death, in 2013, and was completed in 2016. We saw the film on 30th January 2017, at the Black Box, in Central Mumbai, courtesy the G5A Foundation for Contemporary Arts and Culture. When I last met Om Puri in the last week of November 2016, at the In...

Restored Pak-Indo classic at Jio MAMI’s 18th Mumbai Film Festival with STAR

by Siraj Syed It was through the thoughtfulness of a WhatsApp group member that I came to know about a Press Conference being organised on the 29th of September by Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI) to announce the 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. MAMI is a trust that was formed 19 years ago, and the trustees included Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Shyam Benegal, Amol Palekar and Sudhir Mishra. The reins are now held by Kiran Rao, who is also Mrs. Aamir Khan and Anupama Chopra (journalist, a...

Bilal--A New Breed of Hero, Review: Idol greed v/s rebel breed

Bilal--A New Breed of Hero, Review: Idol greed v/s rebel breed Here’s the first animation feature film coming out from the middle-east, and it makes you wonder what took them so long. It’s a new, breakthrough breed, and may the genre prosper! A thousand and four hundred years ago, a slave boy, Bilal bin Rabah, dreamt of becoming a great warrior. Instead, he found himself and his sister working for a wealthy merchant, in a land far away from home. Thrown into a world where idol wo...

Phantom, Review: RAW-hide Rambo

Phantom, Review: RAW-hide Rambo Saif Ali Khan comes in for Salman, Katrina stays put, so do the London locales and the secret agent assassin theme, as director Kabir Khan tries to go one up on his last outing in the genre, Ek Tha Tiger (2012). He has claimed that Tiger was unrealistic, whereas Phantom is close to reality. That claim is highly debatable. Phantom is indeed inspired by real and devastating, events that wreaked terror in Mumbai, in November 2008, killing 167 persons. That does ma...

ARY Film Festival - Submissions Open

ARY Films aims to make the filmmakers focus on demonstrating extraordinary films that both enthrall and illuminate the audience. Submissions for the following categories are open: 1. Short Film (5 Mins – 60 Mins) 2. Feature Film (60 Mins and above) 3. Documentary – Short Film (5 Mins – 40 Mins) 4. Documentary – Feature Film (40 Mins and above) Bring in fresh ideas, participate in the festival & get a chance to engage with people having a powe...

"Games People Play" selected to Rafi Peer Int'l Film Fest in Pakistan!

"Games People Play" has been selected to the Rafi Peer International Film Festival in Lahore, Pakistan for Dec. 25-27, 2014. This is the 11th film festival acceptance for this latest production by Ron de Cana Inc. in Los Angeles. Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film stars David Razowsky and Mark Jacobson, along with Westlake herself. "Games People Play" was shot on the CanonC500 and edited on Adobe Premiere by Jon Carr. Original music was scored by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic La...

Promo 60SIFF

Its a promo of 60siff 2013-14 Competition....  

60 Second Intl. Film Festival

About the festival

The team of 60 Second Intl. Film Festival had undertaken the task to build the capacity of youth and general public by creating a learning platform in the form of the 60 Second Intl. Film Festival. This initiative was truly for individuals and groups to bring up their work that explained the pressing issues faced in Pakistan today.

The 60-second films ideally included a theme and message to be conveyed to the audience. The films entries were categorized to focus on the issues, but the country and its comprising societies also on other topics or issues faced submissions. The best 60-second films have been showcased in the major cities of Pakistan and also in other South Asian countries. 

After receiving such an outstanding positive feedback internationally of 60SIFF, Morango Films has decided to conduct workshops based on documentaries, screenings, and have various brands also collaborate to have campaigns using 60-second Film Festival’s support.

The 60 Second Intl. Film Festival has now expanded its horizons, it was first aiming at covering particularly all South Asian countries; However now it will be organizing events around the globe, beginning with USA, UK, Australia, Turkey, Maldives, etc. and many other countries.

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Deadlines Extended - Participate in one of the largest film festivals of Pakistan

Deadlines for the film festival FiLUMS 2011 have been extended. Final Deadlines have been posted on the website. Visit our website at Please visit our website: Register for FiLUMS at: Email us at: Call us (Registrations and Submissions) at: +92-347-5189196 Facebook Support Group: Follow us at Twitter: ...


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Are you looking for film festivals in Pakistan? Use our country festival search engine to search by Call for entry, Date and Submission Fee. You can also search festivals accepting film submission on If your festival is not yet listed in our festivals directory, please click here. ...

'Our World' photo exhibit 

'Our World' Photo Exhibit.

  'Our World' Photo exhibit brings awareness and enlightenment to viewers around the world.We appreciate the abundance and wealth in our world, united with the realities of war, poverty, abuse and disregard towards our fellow human.Ideally you will discover new actions that make a difference in the lives of our human family. May everyone enjoy the same privileges and quality of life experience in our life time. Designed by Bobbi Miller MoroWomen Without Borders US  Women Without Borders US ...

Eight diverse cinematographic traditions meet at Goa for SAFF

[Photo, venue of the SAFF at Goa, housed in an old colonial palatial mansion. Photo FN] Eight diverse countries, very differing historical and political traditions, unmatched cinematographic backgrounds, and over 45 films. Mixed together, the result is a South Asian Film Festival, the latest version of which is underway in Goa.This four-day festival, which ends on Monday, is seeing films from eight South Asian Countries -- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepa...