Gandhara Independent Film Festival

We Connect People Globally Through Inspiring Stories

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

Move the world with your stories...

We all have enthralling stories to tell, and what better way than to come together on a global platform and share narratives that can move the world. We are building one such platform to give you all the power to dream, create and share, truly exploring your potential. 

We are providing independent filmmakers a platform to showcase their creativity, where it could be judged for content. We want you to tell your inspiring story; to be heard and celebrated.


Oscar® Nomination


A Film by Meryam Joobeur
25 mins | Tunisia, Canada | Fiction

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GIFF Thematic

Inspiring Stories Of Empowered WOMXN

March 4-6, 2022

Empowering WOMXN is Gandhara Independent Film Festival's endeavour to amplify the life experiences of empowered women by recognising them on the International Women's Day on 8th March, 2022.


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GIFF Thematic

Music On The Move

June 2022

Screening the best music videos & musical films from around the world on the occasion of World Music Day worldwide.

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Gandhara Independent Film Festival

3rd Official Edition 2022

As the world enters its 3rd year of uncertainty, Gandhara Independent Film Festival; Pakistan’s first digital film festival, is committed to screen quality curated stories in its 3rd official edition where filmmakers and the audiences can celebrate and acknowledge emotive and heartwarming narratives. Submissions for the digital festival will soon be open for our documentary and narrative section of the festival program. Stay tuned to our page for more updates.

Get Involved

For all individuals, brands, and institutions, you can get involved. We are 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.

Join Our Team
if you are an art or cinema enthusiast, we are looking for volunteers to help us spread the word about the project to make it a success. For the love of art and cinema, drop us an email and be part of this amazing journey!