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Three-day Divvy Film Festival 2021 starts at PNCA

Three-day Divvy Film Festival 2021 starts at PNCA

ISLAMABAD – A three-day long Divvy Film Festival 2021” Thursday started  at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) organised by Foundation Art Divvy in collaboration with PNCA. 

During three-day event, around 58 brilliant films would be screened in Islamabad and Lahore. Divvy Film Festival in Lahore will run from December 16 to 19. Now in its second year, Divvy Film Festival, the latest venture of Foundation Art Divvy, focuses on independent Pakistani films, and includes feature films, short films, documentaries and animated films. Each evening will be curated carefully to create a thoughtful and immersive experience for the viewer, ending with a discussion with the film directors. According to organizer, the films we will be showing cover a multitude of themes which include human stories of love and heartbreak, coming of age, finding oneself, the resilience of heroic individuals, the trauma of loss, as well as the joy of ordinary and unexpected moments. 

The films tap into experiences and memories within each of us and highlight the hero within us all. In an effort to expand Pakistani art, culture and narrative’s global and local reach, Foundation Art Divvy provides a platform at an institutional level, locally and internationally to the arts from Pakistan. It supports and develops large-scale exhibitions of contemporary Pakistani art and culture in public spaces. 

The Foundation has now expanded to launch Divvy Film Festival, an annual festival supporting independent films by Pakistani film makers. 

The Foundation recently organised and curated Sagar Theatre on Queen’s Road at the Plaza Theatre, Lahore, (2020) and I, too, am a part of this history at Fakir Khana Museum (FKM), Lahore (2018), both collateral events to the Lahore Biennale. Before which, the Foundation exhibited Aisha Khalid & Imran Qureshi: Two Wings to Fly, Not One at the National Art Gallery, PNCA, Islamabad (2017), the first museum exhibition in Pakistan of these leading contemporary artists. PNCA was set up to spearhead the development of arts in Pakistan. 

To achieve its aims, the council focuses on four key strategic thrust: Nurturing and developing the arts; Stimulating broader and sophisticated demand by audience; Developing capacity and resources; and facilitating and enhancing regional and global connectivity.

Source: The Nation

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