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  • Censor board prohibits Face Film Festival from screening another film

    ISLAMABAD: Another film that was to be screened at the Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education (Face) Film Festival 2016 was banned by the censor board for being ‘anti-state’...

    The festival was not allowed to screen Besieged in Quetta, a film by independent filmmaker Asef Ali Mohammad which shed light on the plight of the city’s Hazara population...

  • Israeli film pulled from Oslo film festival

    NEW YORK: A film by an Israeli filmmaker was pulled from an Oslo film festival on Thursday because it dealt with Israeli subject matter, but did not address the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the sufferings inflicted by Israel...

  • Why you should watch 3 Bahadur, Pakistan's first animated film

    Question is, would we like to see it again, in Pakistan’s first-ever animated venture, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Waadi Animations’ 3 Bahadur?For anybody who loves a good, well-told story, the answer would have to be yes, the crowd that gathered for the film's Karachi premiere seemed to agree...

    Pakistan’s first-ever venture into animation can’t, and doesn't, compare...

  • 'Maalik' film banned across Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The federal government banned Ashir Azeem's film Maalik nationwide in a notification issued Wednesday...

    The Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, and National Heritage issued a notification declaring the Urdu feature film "uncertified" according to Section 9 of the Motion Pictures Ordinance, 1979...

  • TV, film bans in India, Pakistan won't affect our cultural bond

    Friday nights, the oldest and youngest members of my household sit and watch one of their favourite TV shows together...

    It is the weekend and my eight-year-old gets to stay up late with her grandmother; an age difference of sixty years bridged over an hour of CID, the Indian rendition of a crime show
  • Pakistan film festival held at NY

    NEW YORK: Sabiha Khanum, the ace actress of the 50s and 60s, received rapturous applause when she made a rare appearance at the opening ceremony of the first Pakistan Film Festival held at the United Nations on Friday night...

    United Nations Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson, who was the chief guest, congratulated the Pakistan mission to the world body for organising the two-day festival at the Asia Society...

  • Indian poet Javed Akhtar, film star Shabana Azmi arrive in Pakistan to attend Faiz festival

    Punjab Minister for Information and Culture Fayyazul Hassan Chohan on Friday said the current visit of noted Indian poet Javed Akhtar along with his wife, film star Shabana Azmi, to Pakistan would open new doors of peace for Pak-India relationships...

    In a meeting with the Indian celebrity couple, who are in Pakistan to attend the “4th Faiz International Festival”, Chohan said both the neighbouring countries should work together “in...

  • From film to fashion, Dubai bids to be creative capital for Arab world

    Dubai is launching a drive to become one of the Arab world’s top centres for art, design, film and fashion — areas that have traditionally been dominated by old Arab cities outside the Gulf...

    But executives see no contradiction; they argue that just as the emirate has attracted traders and bankers from the region by giving them an environment in which they can prosper, it can lure artists, designers and film makers...

  • Indian govt asks festival organisers to drop film on beef

    NEW DELHI: The organisers of an Indian film festival said on Friday the government had pressured them to drop a documentary on the beef industry, amid a heated debate about beef eating in the majority-Hindu country...

    Organisers said the documentary, called “Caste on the Menu Card”, was the sole film of 35 submitted to the Information and Broadcasting ministry they did not clear, ahead of the Friday opening of the Jeevika: Asia...

  • The Yellow Handkerchief enthrals audience at Japanese film festival

    KARACHI: The audience on the penultimate day of the Japanese Film Festival 2015 were taken on a journey of self-discovery with an unlikely trio, thrust together by happenstance, with the screening of The Yellow Handkerchief, a heart-warming tale that hit the right notes in the categories of drama, romance and comedy...

    The Japanese Film Festival 2015 ends on September 12; The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and Three for the Road are set...

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