The ARY Digital Network will be entertaining the viewers by hosting one of the most highly anticipated event, The ARY Film Festival (AFF) in May.
The ARY Film Festival will be an exclusive event aimed at publicizing and promoting filmmakers in Pakistan and introducing talented filmmakers, actors and artists all gathered at one place from different regions around the globe.
The AFF (ARY Film Festival) will inaugurate officially on 3rd of May, followed by a press conference. After which, the screening of selected entries will commence from 4th and will continue till the 6th of May at Cinepax, Ocean Mall, Karachi.
During the course of the event, a seminar and panel discussion will also be conducted, headlining the key factors leading to the
success of films and cinema in Pakistan. The festival will wrap up with a grand event featuring musical performances and an award ceremony for the winning entries.
The official jury for the festival includes:
1) Anwar Maqsood – veteran actor, writer and artist
2)Maryln Agrelo – U.S. based filmmaker and actress
3)Jonn Gan – Former head of DC Shorts now current Director of Programming at the Film Festival Alliance USA
4)Andy Merkin – Head of Special Projects and Transmedia at Mirada Studios USA
5) Jack McDonald – Emmy Award winning director and writer for NatGeo and Discovery Channel Documentaries
6) Sharmeen Obaid Chinnoy – Two time Oscar Winner
7) Amina Khan – Director
8) Ram Kishore Parcha – Festival Director, Delhi International Film Festival
The duties of Festival Ambassador will be performed by renowned TV actor/host Faysal Qureshi.
Over 30 films will be screened during the festival based on a wide array of topics, underthe categories of:
1) MAH E MIR
2) CHOORA EK PRATHA
Movies in this category includes; MAIN AUR AMRITA, IN SEARCH OF AMERICA INSHA ALLAH,
SPEECHLESS, PANNAH, TAQSEEM, EK PAO DAHI, MABEL AUR MEIN, 100 STEPS (SOU QADAM), DARBA,
BITS OF WHAT I HAVE, DIL TAU BACHA HAI, GUBBARE, FIRAAQ, KAHAANI, TOBA TEK SINGH, ,TAWEEZ , KATHPUTLI,
BLACK SQUARE, 6 CUP CHAI
Documentary Short Films
Movies part of this category are SINDH MUNJHI MAA, SANDRIDERS, PANGOLINS IN PERIL – A STORY OF RARE SCALES,
FEICA – A LIFE WITH CARTOONS, THE PRESERVATION OF ART OF POTTERY MAKING,
FAKIR, MASTERS OF THE SKY & SHUWANAG – THE BALOCH SHEPHERD
By: Usman Chishtie- #TeamBizmaX