Pakistan's First Ever Film Festival To Be Held In New York


Pakistan’s first ever Film Festival is going to be held in New York in the first week of December. The festival will screen some of the best films including Oscar nominated “Mah-e-Meer”. 

The other films will include Dobara Phir Se, Lahore Say Aagey, Actor in law, Academy award winner Sharmeen Obaid’s animated film 3 Bahadur, Dukhtar, Dance Kahani and Ho Mann Jahaan.

The Pakistan Film Festival is the result of the continuous efforts of Dr. Maleeha Lodhi, the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to UN. The aim of the event is to promote the local industry and soft image of the country among the Ambassadors and Representatives accredited to UN. The top lot of Pakistan’s film industry and media persons will also attend the event.

Frieha Altaf, the CEO of Catwalk Event Management & Productions who is handling the PR of the two day festival, said, “The Pakistan film festival 2016 will bring in a selection of some of the finest films coming out of the Pakistan Film industry after decades of its struggle and revolution. There is already a great buzz in New York for the event.”

The Pakistan Film Festival is part of Catwalk Event Management and Dr. Maleeha Lodhi’s continuous struggle to present country’s art, literature as well as all kind of cultural activities; reflecting the prominent features of the nation. 

The previous work in this regard includes Pakistan Festival London 2007, the street parade at Regent Street- London was followed by a festival in Trafalgar Square. It was attended  by Pakistan’s famous designers, singers, actors and sportsmen. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 launch in 2015 at Lincoln Centre, New York was also the work of Dr. Lodhi and Frieha Altaf.