The screening of 5th round of 60 Second Intl. Film Festival (60SIFF) was held in Quetta on 21st and 22nd April at Officers Club and Hazara Town, respectively. While, the screening in Gilgit Baltistan was held at Karakoram International University on 17th April and Khubaib College Skardu on 21st April, 2017.
The event marked the screening of films received through the public call for film submissions and the Dil Say Pakistan Film Competition. The theme for this year’s 60SIFF focused on celebrating the colours of your country, in an effort to recognize 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, 60SIFF 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 5th round of 60 Second Intl. Film Festival, Abrar Ul Hassan (Festival Director) said that, “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.”