Ziauddin College of Media Sciences, ZCOMS hosted Pakistan International Film Festival (PiFF) that ran from 29th March, 2018 till 1st April, 2018 at Ziauddin University, Clifton Campus.
PIFF was a progressive film festival attended by leading faces of film and media industry. Ziauddin University hosted multiple panels and discussions between prominent Indian & Pakistani filmmakers and stars.
Ziauddin College of Media Sciences was privileged to provide PIFF with a platform to promote Pakistani cinema and filmmakers by creating an interactive space for open dialogue and exchange of ideas that will help Pakistani cinema find its groove again in the post-revival age. PIFF has become the first large-scale film festival in its time and has brought bunch of international film-makers, actors and artists to Karachi to celebrate cinema, interact with members of the Pakistani entertainment industry and exchange stories and ideas.
PIFF’s panel discussions conducted at ZCOMS had a diverse participant lineup and included prominent local and foreign speakers; Anjum Rajabali (celebrated Indian script/screenplay writer), Nandita Das (Indian actor/director/ producer), Harsh Narayan (Indian filmmaker), Sajal Aly, Adnan Sarwar, Sana Tauseef, Atiqa Odho, S. Rajamouli (director of Baahubali), Vinay Pathak (acclaimed Indian actor), Kamran Jawaid, Sultana Siddiqui, Asim Raza, Amin Farooqui, Tahir Moosa, Zeenat Lakhani and Saket Chawdhari (writer and director of Hindi Medium), Haseena Moin, Jami, Subhash Kapoor (prominent Indian producer, screenplay writer and director), Vishal Bhardwaj (Indian filmmaker), Hareem Farooq, Rekha Bhardwaj (Indian playback singer), and others.
ZCOMS has always been proud in being a part of such progressive events where Pakistan can be promoted in whatsoever manner. Therefore, ZCOMS feels honored to host the leading film festival, Pakistan Film Festival’s very first edition and will be glad to continue being a part of such initiatives in the coming years.