Islamabad, Pakistan – 60 Second Intl. Film Festival (60SIFF) and PTV Films have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on future projects, promote the growth of the film industry and create new opportunities for aspiring filmmakers in Pakistan.
The MOU was signed on February 16th, 2023 at the PTV Centre Islamabad by CEO of 60SIFF, Ms. Sabeen Farooq, and the Managing Director of PTV Films, Ms. Narita Farhan.
60SIFF is an annual film festival that provides a platform for filmmakers to showcase their talent and connect with the film industry. Since its inception in 2012, the festival has screened over 600 short films from more than 70 countries.
PTV Films is the film production arm of Pakistan Television Corporation, the state-run television network in Pakistan. The company has produced many award-winning films, dramas, and documentaries over the years and continues to be a leading force in the Pakistani film industry.
Under the MOU, 60SIFF and PTV Films will work together on various initiatives, including film screenings, workshops, and training programs for emerging filmmakers. The two organizations will also collaborate on the production of short films, documentaries, and other projects to promote the growth of the film industry in Pakistan.
Speaking at the MOU signing ceremony, Narita Farhan, Managing Director of PTV Films, said, “We are excited to be working with 60SIFF to support emerging filmmakers and promote the growth of the film industry in Pakistan. This partnership will allow us to bring together the best of both worlds and create meaningful opportunities for the next generation of filmmakers in the country.”
Sabeen Farooq, CEO of 60 Siif added, “Partnering with PTV Films for this year’s short film festival is a dream come true for us. Their expertise in the industry and dedication to showcasing diverse voices and stories will be an invaluable asset to the festival, and we’re honoured to be working alongside them.”
Abrar Ul Hassan, Founder of 60 Siif said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with PTV Films to create new opportunities for aspiring filmmakers in Pakistan. Through this collaboration, we hope to promote the growth of the film industry and provide a platform for filmmakers to showcase their talent and connect with industry professionals.”
Urooj Haider, Activities Director of 60 Siif added, “There’s nothing quite like the energy and passion of a short film festival, and we’re honored to be partnering with such an esteemed event. We believe in the power of film to create positive change in the world, and we can’t wait to see the incredible stories that will be shared at this year’s festival.”
The partnership between 60SIFF and PTV Films is expected to create new opportunities for aspiring filmmakers in Pakistan and promote the growth of the film industry in the country. With both organizations committed to providing a platform for emerging talent, this collaboration is sure to lead to exciting new projects and developments in the Pakistani film industry.