Film Screenings at Glasgow film Theatre showcasing Contemporary Pakistani Independent Cinema.
The company held a series of successful film and media events in July 2004 to mark the visit by acclaimed Pakistani Film producer/director Hasan Zaidi, who is also the coordinator of the Karachi International Film Festival in Pakistan (www.karafilmfest.com), which has already gained a prestigious place among the South Asian film festivals, with prominent Indian directors and producers such as Mahesh Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt launching their feature films at the festival. These screenings and events included:
Heer Productions Ltd coordinated a delegation to attend the Kara International Film Festival in Pakistan from 3 rd - 13 th December 2004. The delegation consisted of six professionals and one student was extremely successful. The delegates formed links with the professionals from the Pakistani and South Asian film industry and arts.
At the KARA Film Festival, two Scottish short films received awards, these were for:
Three months of hard work went into the organisation of this visit. Heer Productions had worked very closely with Glasgow Media Access Centre to facilitate the submission of six short films from their short film schemes ‘ Cineworks ' and ‘ Digicut ' to the festival.
The Scottish delegation also did a presentation at the festival and showed the award-winning community film made by Edinburgh-based director, Annie George, ‘ Curry and Irn Bru ' , which was very well received by the audiences.
Abdul Majid, a young person from Woodlands Youth Initiative, Glasgow was sponsored by Heer Productions to attend the KARA Film Festival. This was the first time that Abdul Majid had had the opportunity to attend a film and media festival of any sort either in Scotland or in Pakistan. He found it to be an overwhelmingly positive experience and subsequently has keen to work and share his experience with the 12-14 year old youths in the Initiative. He has also felt more empowered as he has formed positive links with his culture and roots. Maj ' s report to go her – possibly a link