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


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!


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:


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.