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

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60SIFF – Campus Ambassadors’ Meetup

Greetings!

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!

 

Meet our Campus Ambassadors

The 60SIFF’s Campus Ambassador Program exists to empower the students with leadership & management skills, As we are gearing up to 60 Second Intl. Film Festival 2015-16, we would like you to meet our talented campus ambassadors, hailing from different institutions and cities, for this years’s festival. We have chosen these candidates because of their commitment to diversity, their passion for learning and adapting to changes quickly, and their talent. We believe that they will work hard and live up to their unlimited potential.

Following campus ambassadors are representing us in their respective institutes:

1. Faiq Aftab Chughtai
NUML, Islamabad
Faiq Ahmed
2.  Amna Zaman
NUST, Islamabad
Amna Zaman

3. Zainab Nasir
University of Karachi, Karachi

 

Zainab
4. Asma Minhas
LCWU, Lahore

Asma Minhas
5. Tayyab Azhar
COMSATS, Islamabad 

 

Tayyab Azhar

 

6. Amras
CASE, Islamabad
Amras Masood

7. Iftikhar Ahmed
University of Balochistan, Quetta
Iftikhar Ahmed
8. Syeda Hania Batool
IIUI, Islamabad

 

Syeda Hania Zaidi
9. Ammar Shahid
BNU, Lahore
Ammar Shahid

 

10. Nimra Arshad
King Edward Medical University, Lahore
Nimra Arshad
11. Naseer Ahmed Rind
IDSP, Quetta.
Naseer
12. Arif Mehmood Mughal
University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Kashmir. 

 

Arif

13. Muhammad Osama Khan
COMSATS, Lahore
Osama Khan

14. Umar Azam
UET, Lahore
Umar Azam
15. Areeba Ahmad Tirmizi
RMS Flagship Campus, Islamabad
Areeba

16. Uswah Fatima
Beacon House School System, Defence Campus 

 

Uswah Fatima
17. Urooj Fatima
Bahria University, Karachi

 

Urooj Fatima

 

Note: If your campus is not listed here & you are really passionate to join us, submit this form.

Collaboration with International 100-second Film Festival

60 Second Intl. Film Festival is pleased to announce its collaboration with the International 100-second Film Festival. Just like 60 Second Intl. Film Festival, the International 100-second Film Festival encourages filmmakers to make an impact with their films in just a few seconds. Filmmakers are motivated to convey inspiring messages and are challenged to create films which resonate beyond their original length.

100-second Film Festival brings amazing storytellers together on one platform. Movies in the 100-second Festival are distributed with the help of media and cyberspaces, where they introduce young and talented artists to the art world. The first 100 Second Film Festival was held in 2002. Each year, 500 short films are selected to be screened in the festival from among 2000 films that are sent to the secretariat. Filmmakers from over 60 countries have participated in this festival so far.

This international festival has retained a significant influence in fostering brevity of films in many countries. The festival receives fresh perspectives and new voices every year and traces authentic ways of storytelling. This collaboration is a big step forward for us and we are very eager to learn, teach and inspire more people.

For more updates stay tuned!

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Categories – 60 Second Intl. Film Festival

We acknowledge the diversity of human mind therefore we have 10 different categories for filmmakers to choose from. The categories for 60 Second Intl. Film Festival are as follows:-

1. Abstract:
Do you have a thought that only exists in your mind & does not have a concrete existence?
If yes, then make the rhythm of your thought visible through a film.

2. Action:
This category is all about challenges & frantic chases. Present your thrilling story in the form of a film.

3. Comedy:
If humor is the life force of your film then entertain the world with your piece of art by submitting a film under this category.

4. Creative:
This category is all about distinctive styles. Open up the cabinet of your skills and create a film from your heart, spirit & imagination!

5. Drama:
Does your film revolve around the sphere of dramatic & emotional themes?
If yes, then this category is just the perfect fit for you!

6. Education:
Use film as a teaching method, communicate your ideals in this form!

7. Environment:
Focus on the concept of environment & interpret your thoughts about it in the form of a film!

8. Interactive Art:
Allow your art to achieve its purpose & submit a film under this category!

9. Vision 2020:
We’ll leave this one up to your imagination. Use your skills to submit a film under this category.

10. Water:
Use water as the primary theme and transform your ideas into films!

Submissions are open!
Think. Shoot. Inspire.
Let’s Film!

Submit your films here:
bit.ly/60SIFF15-16

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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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American Film Showcase & 60SIFF – Screening

We are still reveling in the glorious response we received for 60 Second Intl. Film Festival – Islamabad Screening. The screening was attended by people from different walks of life and proved to be a humble abode for all the creative minds.  The environment was fueled by the excitement of the attendees and allowed us to extend a huge amount of energy to our audience.

     We were overjoyed by such a heartwarming response; therefore we have a surprise for everyone! We are glad to announce that we are hosting the screening of American Film Showcase (AFS), a major touring film program that brings contemporary American documentaries, feature films and animated shorts to audiences around the world. Each AFS film is enriched with the power of filmmaking and offers a huge insight into this art.  The screening of the following movies will take place at the event:-

  1. Listening is an Act of Love:-
    A beautiful animated feature film that celebrates the power of listening. The film presents six stories from 10 years of the innovative oral history project where people sat down together to have intimate conversations about their lives.
  2. The Science of Character:-
    The Science of Character is an 8 minute collaborative Cloud Film that explores new research on character development and our ability to shape who we are. The film explores fascinating research behind character development & features the science behind how a character can be developed by learning, practicing & cultivating certain abilities.
  3. The Crash Reel:-
    This eye-popping film seamlessly combines twenty years of stunning action footage with new footage and interviews as it follows U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce and exposes the irresistible but potentially fatal appeal of extreme sports. This brilliant film will entice your senses as it is something that will bring you closer to life. The film has won 22 awards world-wide because it is fascinating and thrilling at the same time.

So folks, get ready for a thrilling evening and appreciate the art of filmmaking by attending the event. We will be screening some of our best films too, so if you missed the Islamabad screening of 60 Second Intl. Film Festival, don’t fret because we have got you covered. See you guys there! For more updates, stay tuned!