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

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.

Screening Squared

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.

Filmmaking for Social Change

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

Intro to Filmmaking

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.

We’re Back!

We Are Back 2014Who’s excited? We know we are!

You heard right, the 60 Second Intl. Film Festival is back for another round of absolute awesomeness. This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. This year’s 60SIFF will be bigger, better, and bolder!

We have a new set of categories for submission, a new set of jury members, and a totally awesome design grid for this year; all to get you excited for the 60 Second Intl. Film Festival 2014-15. I know that hen totally does it for me, TIME TO YELL! Whaddaya say peeps?

You’ll get the chance to once again delve into the world around you, into issues surrounding your life, into analysis and critical thinking and most importantly into a project and experience that will stay with you forever.

It’s time to get your team ready. Pick your directors, producers, actors, and motivators and put your project on the move! Get up to an early start. Develop your think tank, gather your ideas, form your story board and more or less just get in the groove people! It’s time to brace yourselves for 60SIFF 2014-15!

And for all those who are new to this, don’t worry. 60SIFF is as simple as it gets. Film a film that is 60 seconds long and submit (No you don’t need to pay a fee, might as well give us donations -___- ). Anywho, all you have to do is come up with a totally awesome idea which can range from exhibiting the conflicts of your inner mind or really just your creativity with the camera. Either way, submit your film and take an incredible journey with us.

How to Vote

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The competition is at its peak and as the tension builds, we hold our breath in anticipation.This year 60SIFF has received over four hundred film submissions from over 30 countries out of which all films relevant to their categories have been uploaded. And while we appreciate your participation and your enthusiam, we also know that we could not have made it without your love and support. Each of these films are special in their own way and have their own story to tell. There is no question as to the amount of talent you all possess but the sad yet wholesome truth is that there can by only three winners. As the jury has been announced and the films ulpoaded, we all can’t help but wonder, who is going to win this years best film.1477572_547623345314704_2014135464_n

The films will be reviewed by the jury who will decide the best three films amongst them all. Just to be clear, the jury will watch the films from all the categories and then pick the three they think are best from the collective pool of films irrespective of category. So you could potentially have two winners from the same category or even three! Or maybe just have winners from different categories. The films which hold the strongest message, cinematogrpahy, and show most skill will be set aside and graded as first, second and third.

And for all your efforts, great prizes await. The prizes in store are a macbook pro, a DSLR camera and an iPAD for first, second and third respectively.

Though its true that the jury will decide the winners who will recieve the prizes, don’t underestimate the power of the vote. Awards will also be given for the films that have recieved the most public acclaim.

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TO VOTE:

Log on to http://www.60siff.com. Here you can view all film submissions and pick your favorite ones! Enter your e-mail address and your name; get your voting code; enter in the required space. You have officially casted your vote.

You are eligible to vote once for each film. Voting will initiate from the 1st of February and will continue on till the 15th of February. So get all your contacts together; family, friends, coworkers, acquaintances, (friends of friends?) and get ready to vote!

Simply follow these steps and you’re good to go!

Step1 Step2 Step3In case of any confusion with the voting process or errors in voting, e-mail at

salman@60siff.com

haroon@60siff.com

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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.

Catg0ries for 2013
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.