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Gandhara Independent Film Festival

Festival 2024
Edition 05

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SPOTLIGHT ON PAKISTAN

The Glassworker

THE GLASSWORKER
 

A Film by Usman Riaz

Young Vincent and his father, Tomas, run the finest glass workshop in the country and find their lives upended by an impending war in which they want no part. The arrival in their town of an army colonel and his young, talented violinist daughter, Alliz, shakes their reality and tests the relationship between father and son.

Inflames

IN FLAMES
 

A Film by Zarrar Kahn


After the death of the family patriarch, a mother and daughter’s precarious existence is ripped apart. They must find strength in each other if they are to survive the malevolent forces that threaten to engulf them.

Joyland

JOYLAND
 

Written & Directed by Saim Sadiq
 

Following a long spell of unemployment, Haider lands a job at a Bollywood-style burlesque, telling his family he is a theater manager. In actuality, he is a backup dancer and becomes infatuated with a strong-willed trans woman, Biba.

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ABOUT GIFF
 

Founded in 2020, GIFF is a standalone platform for independent filmmaking, creative expression, voicing your thoughts along with immersive entertainment. GIFF will support emerging and established voices, discover award-winning filmmakers, curate innovative and interactive experiences, and introduce new ideas through premieres, exhibitions and panel discussions.

GIFF Festival 2024

FESTIVAL 2024
 

This year’s edition is just around the corner and we are all ready to take a step further ahead in bringing out the best of short films for the world to experience. So, it's time to buckle up and let us take you on a ride full of emotions, drama, art, comedy, and much more this October. 2024  

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For all individuals, brands, and institutions, you can get involved. We are constantly looking for local and global partnerships to make GIFF a huge success. 

Simply drop us an email, and let us know how you would like to get involved.

The vision of the festival is to create a dynamic community for all young independent filmmakers in Pakistan and around the world to showcase the best of their stories.​​​​​​​

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