The 60 Second Film Festival

Morangofilms have created a platform by the name of 60-second Film Festival. The festival will call for entries in the upcoming months for content on social issues and development, entertainment, national and international issues, public service messages to name a few.

Countries, cities and communities committing to a cause or their beliefs struggle to find opportunities or creative platforms where they not only showcase their efforts but also to interact with knowledge leaders.

60 Seconds Film Festival is one such platform. The Festival will engage upcoming artists/producers from all around from Pakistan to exhibit their work on various socially driven issues. The platform will provide a knowledge field for the Pakistani Youth to display their work by capturing the challenges of the society.

The focus shall at all level address critical social issues; that covers education, civic sense, health, art, water, gender, extremism, entertainment and current affairs. Developing local talent from the creative class through collaborative approaches will ensure a well-nourished pool of skilled resources.

The objective of this festival is to;

  • Increase the confidence level of young talent
  • Improve understanding of deep-rooted issues
  • Create positive learning experiences
  • Creative integration of social issues
  • Advocate social change

Communicating Diversity & Multiculturalism

This activity will become an important channel for cultivating public focus and building goodwill; where MorangoFilms with its partners Duck, Mishal Private Limited, Agahi Foundation, Foxtrot, CableCast, RW Design Studios, Mystic Media and Collective Circle will use social media platform and social equity as the two marketing tools for distributing customized messages to attract global participation and sponsors.

The Festival has called for submissions already. The submission deadline is 30th September 2012.

The submissions will be judged by and experienced panel for content, originality, production, new ideas.

The finalists’ work will be showcased prominently on various platforms like social media. We have also partnered with ARY network as media partners to air the content via satellite.

Slogan: Got a story to yell in 60 seconds?

Venue: Nationwide (Pakistan) and Pakistani diaspora

Duration: 8-weeks

Goal: Original short films of sixty-second maximum duration

Media Partners: ARY Network


Any format you can explore, all you need is an idea and a story to Yell…

“Mobile Camera, Digital Camcorder, BetaCam, Digi Beta, DV, DV Cam, HD, 35MM

Animations, Stick figure animations, Web based animation generator, Write it down on paper, Flip Book, StoryBoards .etc.”

Any thing any material who ever deliver the message to right audience



Starts from 1st August 2012



 September 30th, 2012


The festival, is for both the amateur and immature; the talented and the unfortunate; the virtuoso and the accidental artist. Anyone can submit a 60 second film!



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Anyone is free and encouraged to enter up to six films to the 60 Second Film Festival. A panel of trusted advisors will jury all films submitted. Films will be sorted into ten categories determined at the time of selection. On the night of the festival, prizes are awarded to the best films in each category.

A panel of local celebrity judges and audience reaction determines winning films.

Submission guidelines:

• All submissions must be around 60 seconds in length

• Participants are encouraged to create films on alternative movie-making technologies (cell phones, digital cameras with a movie function).

• Each participant may submit up to six films for consideration

• Films should be titled and credits supplied in the email

• Films are encouraged to include a sound component


DO NOT include a title/credit page in your film. You should submit only raw footage.

upload your submissions to www.60secondfilmfestival.org or Email to 60second@60secondfilmfestival.org.  Include ONE film per email (i.e: if you have multiple submissions, send a separate email for each). The subject line of the email should be the film’s title. Please include the following information in your email:

• Filmmaker’s name(s):

• Filmmaker’s current. city of residence:

• Title of film:

• I heard about the film festival through:

• I made this movie using:

Filmmakers will be notified of acceptance by September 3oth, 2012. Accepted films will be screened in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. Date for screening will be announced later on.





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