LAHORE: The FiLUMS International Film Festival, will commence today at Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore and will run until November 25, 2018. The two day event has been curated by the LUMS Media Arts Society (LMA). As one of the largest film festivals of the country, FiLUMS encourages film-makers from all over the world to participate and get the prominence. Lahore will play host to the fete for the first time ever, stated a press release.
The organisation received a tremendous amount of film submissions from all around the world, opening the festival to a lot more diversity and cultural representation. It brings together the film industry of Pakistan to its platform and allows independent film-makers to engage with veterans of the art.
On the first day, ace director Jami will discuss his movie Moor. A political action drama Zar Gul will be showcased followed by a panel discussion with actors Usman and Sameena Pirzada along with Nabeel Qureshi, Asad-ul-Haq, Nasir Khan, Abdullah Harris, Naveed Amjad and Muneeb Nawaz. Emerging director Shahnawaz Zali, who was featured in the Forbes 30 under 30, will also be screening his short film, 100 Steps.
Tomorrow will witness the screenwriters’ panel with Fasih Bari Khan, Shahid Nadeem, and Asghar Nadeem Syed on board. Vloggers including Ukhano, Eva Zubek, Raza Samo, Ducky, Irfan Junejo and Mooro will be participating in the vlogging sessions.
Actor Zara Noor Abbas, activist Samar Minallah and PR mogul Farieha Altaf will be holding a discussion panel. Besides that, documentary Some Lover to Some Beloved will be aired with director, Umer Riaz.
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