60 Second Intl. Film Festival’s Annual Islamabad Screening is just around the corner

60 Second Intl. Film Festival (60SIFF) with its 5th annual screening is coming to Islamabad on April 14-15, 2017. This time around the Islamabad screening will be held at Aiwan-e-Quaid in F9 Park – a place dearer to everyone in the city.

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Continuing the legacy of 5 years, 60 Second Intl. Film Festival screenings are held across Pakistan – engaging a large community of filmmakers, storytellers, artists and enthusiasts of all ages and fields. These filmmakers and storytellers have harnessed an art of conveying messages, highlighting issues of social importance and building impactful narratives through the visual medium of filmmaking.

Like every year, 60 Second Intl. Film Festival rolled out its theme-based call for film submissions. This time around, the theme revolved around ‘colours of your country’.  More than 700 films were received from Pakistan and beyond. Currently, team 60SIFF is prepping up for the event and a call for volunteers has been floating on social media.

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Being the most awaited film festival of the year, 60 Second Intl. Film Festival brings a blend of engaging activities, inspirational talks, panel discussions, workshops, film screenings and music festivities. Seems exciting? Keep on reading to delve into the event schedule and more.

So, here’s what we have got for you. The festival will be held on two days – the first day for kid’s film screening, informative sessions and 60 second films screenings while the second day will be dedicated to a panel discussion on the topic of Design and Film along with other talks, some cultural performances and fun competitions.

The award ceremony for the top winners of 60 Second Intl. Film Festival will be held on 14th March, following the screening of films based on the broad category of ‘colours of your country’.

Our event in Islamabad is open to all, so whoever wants to experience an inspirational yet captivating interplay of visually crafted masterpieces should definitely attend this event. Our passes are available at different locations. Moreover, our campus ambassadors can be reached out for event passes. And if you want an easier way of registration, just fill out this form mentioned below and there you go!

Registration form: http://bit.ly/60SIFF2017

60SIFF – Campus Ambassadors’ Meetup

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The much anticipated 60 second Intl. Film Festival campus ambassadors’ meet-up took place on Sunday, 20th December, and it was a triumph. The meeting begin at 5:30 PM after the arrival of the campus ambassadors at our venue, Fijji’s Grill, where all ambassadors were greeted by the 60SIFF team. The excitement of the young and ambitious campus ambassadors could be felt in the room. After all the campus ambassadors introduced their selves individually to the large group, the meeting was initiated. The ambassadors were given a brief introduction about what the 60 Second International Film Festival is about and what they can all look forward to. Throughout the meeting, the campus ambassadors were kept engaged in the discussion. Furthermore, they were encouraged to participate in the discussion regarding their roles in the upcoming festival. After the discussion, campus ambassadors were assigned different duties, such as, marketing the festival in their respective universities and colleges, recruiting volunteers for the festival, distributing festival passes, staying active on social media to promote the festival, etc.

To help the ambassadors gain more knowledge about the festival, some films from the last year’s festival were screened. The films’ screening stirred interest in the people and they cheered and applauded. Upon the conclusion of the meeting, dinner was served.

All in all, the meetup was great and the ambassadors left with more passion & enthusiasm than they originally had. We are absolutely overwhelmed by the eagerness shown by our campus ambassadors, so look forward to a tremendous festival this year.

Stay tuned for more updates!

 

60 Second Intl. Film Festival – Deadline Extension

Hello everyone!

We have an amazing surprise for all of you. The submission deadline has been extended because of the huge number of requests we received regarding the matter. The new submission deadline is 15th November, 2015.  Isn’t that amazing? More time. More thoughts. More creativity. We encourage everyone to demonstrate their creativity through this art form, so grab your gear and start shooting.
The submissions are piling up and we would love see your films too, so send them at:
bit.ly/60SIFF15-16

Don’t forget to read the submission rules & regulations before sending us your films!
Think. Shoot. Inspire.
Let’s film!

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Preparing for 60SIFF-Islamabad Screening

As you guys already know the date & venue for the 60 Second Intl. Film Festival-Islamabad Screening has been announced. The festival will be organized on May 2nd, 2015 at Sir Syed Memorial Society in Islamabad, which will include the screening of the top 60 films that we have received in this round, along with a number of other activities for all of you.

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The festival will kick-start at 5:00 PM with a networking session and an eclectic mix of different stalls including video apps demonstration, letter writing, cultural handicrafts, video competitions and a number of other interesting activities. Following this will be a Panel Discussion on Filmmaking for Social Change; how films can be used as a tool to bring positive change in the society, and how they can inspire your ideas and ignite your insights and creativity.

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Simultaneously, there will be a workshop on Introduction to Filmmaking for all those folks who are interested in knowing the basics of filmmaking.

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The Screening will begin at 7:30 PM, featuring films based on the categories of Comedy, Colors of Your Country, Conflict, Creative, Fiction, Environment, Interfaith, Peace, Tolerance and Water. The screening will take you to a fascinating journey, enabling you to relish and revel in the thought provoking stories.

Here, take a look at the schedule:

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Passes are available at various locations. You can get your pass from:

-Hi-Volts (F-8 Markaz)
-Khiva Restaurant (Bahria Town)
-Coffee Planet (F-11 Markaz)
-Gloria Jeans (Kohsar Market, F-6)
-60SIFF Office (H#17-A, St.67, G-6/4)

You can also get the passes from our campus ambassadors in different universities. Details about the campus ambassadors can be seen on our event page. To be able to attend the festival, you would need to get a pass and register at bit.do/60siffreg.

We invite you to be a part of this unique film festival. Be there to admire the masterpieces of filmmakers. We are excited to have you as our audience.

Welcome to the 60 Second Intl Film Festival 2013-14!

On 8th March, 2014, we witnessed an outstanding Curtain Raiser of the 60 Second Intl Film Festival take place in Islamabad. With a house full, our audience enjoying some of the most mind blowing films made in the most revolutionary and creative format of a 60 seconds video. While that was just a glimpse of the creative treasure we have collected from around the world, what’s coming next is much bigger. Receiving more than 400 films from more than 30 countries, this movement has reached epic heights and finally the time has come to release the best work we’ve received to the world and let people experience the true scale of talent and creativity in filmmaking today far from commercial limelight.

5th April, 2014 is the day we will screen 60 top films of the 60 second film festival at Sir Syed Memorial, Islamabad. This is the chance for people to experience something unique and much larger than merely a single cinematic movie of 90 minutes. With themes of social awareness and topics that affect the world today, this festival has given an opportunity to young filmmakers to express their thoughts and opinions in 60 seconds and the way they have epitomized their take on the issues is definitely extraordinary.

As the world goes through new challenges and issues that escalate the significance of media and voice, film festivals such as ours can create a huge difference in setting a new platform of expression and creativity. We are all aware of the fact that such platforms and events do not come to prominence very often but here we are now showcasing the work of many filmmakers which will not only be thought provoking for the audience but a source of remarkable entertainment.

On 5th April, 2014, people’s expression of the world will take the most artistic and entertaining form. This is not something to be missed from anyone who appreciates art or entertainment.

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60 Second Intl. Film Festival

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60 Second Intl. Film Festival is an initiative conceived by Morangofilms, in partnership with duck, keeping the aim of helping youth create content based on issues of social significance. The festival aims to become an annual feature, reaching a global audience and in the process, work on capacity building by introducing topics/categories that would eventually lead to better governance.

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 emphasis in this festival would remain on quality ‘content’ and it will not restrict itself to professional film-makers only. Through collaborations, the festival aims to create a socially aware and active talent pool. Categories are centered on a range of social issues, including Peace, Interfaith, counter terrorism and extremism, Tolerance, Gender disparity, Health (with a focus on HIV/AIDS), Environment, Water, Innovation, Education, Energy and Pressing issues such as poverty and hunger.

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Catg0ries for 2013

First festival concluded in February 2013, but the screenings continued. Our recent venture included a screening in Nepal and Sri Lanka, and the third screening is soon to be scheduled for USA. Thus, in view of the receptive tendencies and awareness in Global youth, we have decided to expand the initiative to benefit an expansive group by formulating effective global partnerships.

At the Launch event of 60SIFF
At the Launch event of 60SIFF

 

After receiving such an outstanding positive feedback internationally of 60SIFF, 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. 60SIFF 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.

Screening

The Festival will call for entries all over from 1st September 2013, and the Deadline for submission will be 15thth November 2013, after submission voting will take place for 15 days, and then popular video will be shared with Jury and result will be announced on 15th of December 2013. The final screening and award distribution will be held around last week of December, series of multiple screening will begin from January 2014 onwards.

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So where ever you are, whoever you are, if you have a story to Yell so 60 Second Intl. Film Festival is the platform, where we all work together to bring Peace and prosperity around the globe.