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30 Aug 2017

Islamabad | Asia Peace Film Festival - call for submissions



Commemorating International Day of Peace 2017, Katchi Talkie – a subaltern studio and cinema – launches its flagship initiative by organizing a 3-day Asia Peace Film Festival (APFF) in Islamabad (September 18-20). The theme for the first APFF is “celebrating diversity and harnessing harmony.” APFF is looking forward to your creative, innovative and incisive treatment of the theme. Submissions open.

Entries for the APFF are invited to reflect the theme. Only films and documentaries produced on the theme of PEACE, PLURALISM, DIVERSITY, TOLERANCE AND CO-EXISTENCE focusing Asian regions and communities would qualify for screening.  Entries are invited from:

  • Independent film and documentary makers

  • Civil society organisations, NGOs, think tanks etc.

  • Asian university students


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The final deadline for submissions is: 30 August 2017


The first ever Asia Peace Film Festival is a trailblazing initiative in the region bringing diverse sectors, actors and audiences together in one city, under one roof creating an exciting ambiance of diffusion of diversities; presenting intricate expressions of multi-cultural panorama; and forging an intense sense of togetherness through fine arts, film, creativity and innovations.

The Festival would be attended and represented by a large and diverse audiences – bringing together filmmakers, artists, animators, performers, media wizards, parliamentarians, academics, social activists and students from almost all countries of Asia. It would be an inimitable gathering of creative communities and opinion leaders from the region presenting a cultural kaleidoscope of Asia.

The Festival would also deploy an extended outreach strategy for the multiplication of audiences and messages through livestreaming and recorded broadcasting by public, private and social media networks. The first ever Asia Peace Film Festival is happening in 2017 with Islamabad as its birthplace but it only marks the beginning of a series of events. The festival would be roaming or traveling round the year to other destinations of Asia. The itinerary of Asia Peace Film Caravan (APFC) would be announced at the Festival.

Alongside the film festival, the Peace Art Exhibition takes place at the National Art Gallery, Islamadbad on the theme: What is ‘peace’ to me? Perception of Peace in Contemporary Asian Art.