Asia Peace Film Festival To Celebrate Cultural Kaleidoscope Of Balochistan


Asia Peace Film Festival Quetta Edition (2019) is all set to celebrate the creative and diverse credentials of Quetta recognizing the city’s placement as a ‘Cultural Kaleidoscope’ of Balochistan as the first ever film festival is being organized in Quetta from June 17 to 19.

The call for entries for the Creative Quetta Festival is open till June 10 in categories of short film, documentaries, animation and music video.

Quetta is an incomparable point of creative convergence and a melting-pot of diverse cultures of the province and country.

To strength the plural, diverse and inclusive identity of Quetta, the APFF would be bringing together a large number of filmmakers, artists, animators, performers, media wizards, parliamentarians, academics, peace activists and dynamic students of cinematography from all over the country and across Asia, said Ashraf Kakar, Convener of the Festival while talking to APP here Friday.

Being a proud custodian of 9000-years old Neolithic Mehragarh civilization, Balochistan’s premier art of story-telling remains one of the highly acclaimed modes of creative expressions which make story telling a literary and musical genre as well as a cultural and entertainment event for the people at large.

The five awards would be decorated in categories of Best short film, Best animation, Best documentary and Best music video while the themes for Film Competition include Peace, Culture, Heritage, Diversity, Inclusiveness (women, refugees, minorities), Co-existence, Peace Building with special focus on Balochistan’s people, culture, arts, music, history and heritage.

Besides film and media students and Independent Film and Documentary Makers, Students from universities and media schools are encouraged to submit their thesis films, documentaries, interviews, reports, music, videos and animations.

Every entry will be evaluated on basis of relevance of the subject with the festival theme, production standard, production style, sound and visual treatment, production quality, innovation, brevity and type of equipment used. Certificate of acknowledgement of participation would be awarded to all participating teams.


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