60 Second Intl. Film Festival – Swat Chapter was held today at the Pameer Hotel. The festival kicked off sharp at 10 a.m. with Photography and Filmmaking Workshops for children. We were thrilled to see the kids’ level of enthusiasm. They were ecstatic when they were handed out tablets and cameras for the practical exercise of the workshops. The students and some of the teachers too asked a lot of questions during the session that showed their genuine interest in this form of art.
To keep them engaged, there was a brief Q&A session where we handed out 60SIFF goodie bags along with lunch. Then, as per schedule, films from #MyCityMYStory campaign were played for the children followed by the screening of Burka Avenger.
The afternoon session consisted of Panel Discussion on Film for Social Change where panel members talked about the influence of media on a society and how a simple film holds the power of manipulating minds and shaping societies as a whole. After that followed the screening of the 35 sixty second films of the years 2015-2016. Swat’s natives’ response was so tremendous that almost every film received immense amount of applaud.
We absolutely loved Swat’s feedback and their hospitality and we hope to return next year.
Watch the slideshow below for a few glimpses of the event.