First Pakistan International Film Festival kicks off in Karachi from March 29


KARACHI: The Karachi Film Society announced on Friday it will hold the first Pakistan International Film Festival (PIFF) from March 29 to April 1 in Karachi.

The PIFF is an initiative of the Karachi Film Society.

According to a press release issued here, the festival will comprise film premieres and special screenings in the categories of feature-length films, documentaries and short films.

“The PIFF management is inviting the overseas delegates of filmmakers, artists and professionals, and expects many renowned names to grace the festival,” said the press release.

The festival will hold workshops for young aspiring filmmakers where they can learn the craft from renowned mentors.

The press release said that a special mobile screening programme is also included in which the PIFF teams will show selected films to young audiences at different locations of Karachi.

The special panel discussions on women’s role in Film/ TV and seminars on the Pakistani film industry will also be an integral part of the agenda, said the press release.