Highlights from Pakistan's first Women International Film Festival (#WIFF), hosted by Women Through Film at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), Islamabad on March 11th and 12th.
Films made by female directors were submitted from across the world, and 17 shortlisted films were screened from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Malaysia, Nigeria, United Kingdom and Mexico.
The film festival comprised of esteemed panelists on both days of the event. On day 1, the panelists were actor and Director General of PNCA Jamal Shah, Miss Sadaf Raza, Miss Naima Ansari and Singer Aaron Haroon Rashid. Sunday's panel was outlined by Shamoon Hashmi, Mishi Khan, Kanwal Naseer, and Halimah Tariq.
Platforms such as #WIFF play a crucial role as a medium where women can highlighting their struggles, and raise awareness against domestic violence, through films as their channels. It is a great step towards fostering gender mainstreaming, and we wish the Women Through Film best of luck for continuing this initiatives in the years to come.
IRIS.pk was proud to be a photography partner for #WIFF, and would like to thank the volunteers that made coverage of the event possible. A special thanks to the organizers Madeeha Raza and Maryam Nafees on the trudenmous success of the first festival.
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