Asia Peace Film Festival in full swing at PNCA


ISLAMABAD, Sep 19 (APP): Asia Peace Film Festival (APFF) in
full swing here at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA)
which is attracting a large number of people from different walks of
As many as 113 documentaries, films and other content from 30
countries would be shown in three days film festival.
International delegates from South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia,
Myanmar, Afghanistan, Iran, Sri Lanka, Japan, Turkey, Hongkong and
etc participating in the first ever Asia Peace Film Festival.
The cinema can bring the Asian societies closer and together
to fight the challenges being faced by the most populace continent.
The International delegates filmmakers, Directors and
Producers includes Komeil Soheili, Kim Jooyoung, Nikkin Loke Sau
Mui, Liguer Tu, Min Min Hein, Hassnain Imran Hani, Boopathy
Wickramage, Merve Cirisoglu Cotur, Fatemeh Hassanzadeh, Kamboziya
Partovi, Nasrin Moradi, Hamid Reza Soheili, Mariya Saeed, Sahraa
Karimi, Syed Jala Rohani, Anne Hellen Geroe Demy and Amir Masoud
The PNCA Director General Syed Jamal Shah was of the view that
film has a larger canvas for the dissemination of any message that
could bring a positive change. The federal government support to the
APFF speaks of the deep interest to maintain peace in the country
and in the world.
“The Asia Peace Film Festival would change Pakistan’s image
worldwide,” he said.
As a future project, APFF has plans to design and conduct
short courses on `film for peace’ engaging Asian universities, press
clubs and media academies.
APFF would design and conduct annual editions of the festival
on co-host basis engaging yearly with a new country of Asian region.
First APFF is Pakistan Edition 2017.
The finalists of APFF-Pakistan Edition would be decorated with
National Awards from the Government of Pakistan. The finalist films
would be screened as a part of learning curriculum and case studies
at the media and communication departments of universities as well
as at the press clubs across Asia.