Film Festival News
NEW YORK: A film festival, the first-ever in the United States
showcasing top-rated Pakistani movies, will be held in New York
from December 3-4, organized by the Permanent Mission of Pakistan
to the United Nations, it was announced Tuesday.
The venue for the Pakistan Film Festival will be the prestigious Asia
Society, New York.
During two days, audiences will be shown some of the finest films
coming out of Pakistan at a time when cinema is undergoing an
extraordinary revival in the country.
Moreover, the films include two brand new ones, which will premiere in New York,
Dobara Pher Say and Lahore Say Agay. Others will include Actor in law,
Pakistan’s Oscar nomination, Mahe Meer, Oscar award winner
Sharmeen Obaid’s animated film, 3 Bahadur, Dukhtar, Dance Kahani
and Ho Mann Jahan.
Furthermore, the Festival is part of the continuing effort by Pakistan’s UN Mission,
led by Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, to project the country’s soft power.
“Young film makers in Pakistan are producing an incredibly diverse and
entertaining array of movies which are contributing to the cultural renaissance
underway in the country which is also reflected in the profusion of creative
voices found today in Pakistan’s art, music, literature and the media,” she also said.
“We are bringing some of Pakistan’s movies to New York so that diplomats from
193 countries at the UN also have an opportunity to see what the country’s entertainment
industry is producing,” she further added.
The festival will kick off with a red carpet reception on Dec 2 at the United Nations
where Ambassadors and representatives accredited to the UN will be invited, as
well as members of the Pakistani diaspora, media and film buffs.
A number of celebrities from the film industry will also attend the Festival as
well as directors and producers of some of the movies being featured.