ARY Digital Network is pleased to announce the 1st ARY Film Festival to be held in Karachi from May 4 – 6, 2017 (5:00 pm onwards). Presented by Italiano and powered by Rooh Afza, the film festival will be happening at the Cinepax Cinemas, Ocean Mall Karachi.
The films being showcased are as follows:
- Choora Ek Pratha
- Mabel aur Mein
- 100 Steps Sou Qadam
- Ek Pao Dahi
- Dil Tau Bacha Hai
- Bits of What I Have
- 6 Cup Chai
- Black Square
- Toba Tek Singh
- In Search of America Insha Allah
- Main aur Amrita
- FEICA A Life with Cartoons
- The Preservation of Art of Pottery Making
- Sindh Munjhi Maa
- Pangolins in Peril A story of Rare Scales
- Masters of the Sky
- Shuwanag The Baloch Shepherd
- K2 and the Invisible Footmen
Apart from the above regular entries, the festival is also coming up with special screenings of internationally appreciated films such as Maheen Zia’s ‘Lyari Notes’, ‘Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velazquez Story’ contributed by the American Film Showcase and Anjum Shehzad’s ‘Mah e Mir’. Academy award winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s ‘Song of Lahore’ will also be premiered at the festival.
Mr. Salman Iqbal, President & Founder, ARY Digital Network, in his message regarding the festival said “It has been our foremost endeavor to develop and nurture the film industry in Pakistan. We have now embarked on yet another journey in the same direction, the ARY Film Festival, whereby we will provide an opportunity to new and creative filmmakers from Pakistan and around the world to come showcase their talent and get recognized for their efforts.
This is our first year for the festival and we intend to make it bigger and better in the years to come”.