60 Second Int’l Film Festival Pass
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Special Screening | 60 Seconds International Film Festival
Venue: QFX Kumari,Kamal Pokhari, Kathmandu, Nepal
Day/Date: Monday, 16th June, 2014 (2nd Ashadh, 2071)
Time: From 4.45 PM to 6:15 PM (sharp)
Application Deadline 14th June, 2014 or Till seats are available (Whichever is earlier)
After screenings in Pakistan, Algeria and the US, 60 Second International Film Festival (SIFF) organized by Morango Films, Pakistan will also be screened here in Kathmandu.
36 films on varied topics and languages will be screened on June 15 and 16. The first day of the short film festival will be held at Cine de Chef in Sundhara while the second day of the festival will be held at QFX Kumari in Kamalpokhari.
A 10 member jury from Pakistan, Germany, Algeria and the US has selected these 36 films from 20 countries. There were more than 400 submissions for 60 SIFF. The festival is being organized here by Open Space Nepal, a youth led social enterprise, in partnership with Morango Films and Duck, Pakistan.
Two Nepali films, ‘How I Met Your Papa’ by Neeranjan Bhandari and ‘Even for a Day’ by Ankit KC, will also be screened at the festival.
Neeranjan Bhandari’s short film is a love story told to a child by her mother while Ankit KC’s story is about being charitable and helping others.
Asish Thakur, Managing Director, Open Space Nepal, suggests young filmmakers to explore different ideas in their works and utilize the potential of social media.
On the importance of short films today, he says, “Social media today has been a very influential tool for social transformation. People have started using Twitter more than Facebook because it limits to 140 characters. Similarly, as we shorten the length of films, we get more viewers as it grabs the attention of people. Promoting this culture can encourage people’s creative way of storytelling and advocacy.”
As per the press release, this festival is a platform for youths all over the world to show the challenges in their society. The short films cover serious problems in education, health, art, water, gender, civic sense and entertainment in societies all over the world.
The first place in the competition has been awarded to ‘I Want My World As I See’ by Hashim Hamoud Hashim from Yemen. The second and third places have been awarded to ‘Webbed’ by Nick Rowell and Gabriel Farnese from England and ‘Pyasa Kawa’ by Zahid Gill from Pakistan, respectively.
While the first day of the festival is for invitees only, the second day at QFX Kumari is open for all. Interested viewers can register online at www.openspacenepal.com today and the passes will be given on the basis of first come first served.