The 60 Second International Film Festival 2018 took place in several cities of Pakistan last week namely; Islamabad, Karachi, Faisalabad, Multan, Quetta, Gwadar, Dadu, Jamshoro, Lahore and Umerkot with the objective to empower the Pakistani youth by providing them a platform for expression. It was also hosted internationally in Khatmandu, Nepal and Chicago.
60SIFF encourages anyone with a story to step up and film their thoughts in 60 seconds. In this way, since its inception, 60SIFF has brought up a community of both participants and viewers and bridged the gap between cultures, creating strong global ties.
This year 60SIFF received a total number of 1056 films from across the world, pulling in bigger audience and creating exotic content that circles around poetry, music, food, architecture, folklore, craft and fiction and addresses various prevalent issues of the society.
This proves that 60SIFF is a youth capacity-building initiative which can be used to extract the most capable individuals as it gives them the chance to creatively voice their views and exhibit their skills by using powerful visuals for the art of storytelling.
Films can engage people to gradually bring about social change. That’s when constructive initiatives such as 60SIFF become vital to help influence society both locally and globally. Following are the sponsors for 60SIFF 2018.
As mentioned previously, the films featuring in 60SIFF are mostly to create awareness about social issues which is why one of the themes for this year was Malnutrition; as a number of micronutrients are significantly deficient in our children and women as documented in the national nutrition survey of 2011.
So what do you guys think about 60SIFF; an international film festival taking place in Pakistan? If you had one story to tell, what would it be? ☻