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Pakistan Embassy in Turkey to celebrate 2013 and 2014 as Pakistan Culture Year

Islamabad, January 22, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Embassy of Pakistan is celebrating the years 2013 and 2014 as Pakistan Culture Year in Turkey. A host of cultural events are being organized in the span of two years. One such activity is to introduce famous Pakistani films and documentaries to the Turkish audience, says a press release received here today from Ankara.

Twenty-fourth edition of “Ankara International Film Festival” will be held from 14-24 March 2013. It is a useful platform to showcase Pakistani talent in the field of cinema. Interested Pakistani film/documentary directors/producers who wish to screen their films/documentaries may forward their entries to Mr. Gökhan Erkılıç, Festival Director, Farabi Sokak No.29/1, Cankaya, Ankara, Tel: 0092 312 468 7745, email director@filmfestankara.org.tr, website http://www.filmfestankara.org.tr. Press Attaché of the Embassy of Pakistan in Ankara Mr. Abdul Akbar could also be contacted on email abdul.akber@gmail.com for further coordination.

Entries should reach to the organizers before 5th February 2013. The International film festival will include a foreign movie category under the theme “Eastern Image” and 13 subcategories. Documentaries could also be submitted and shall be screened in the “Documentary” category while Festival organizers would also welcome “non-dialogue/silent” short films. Format of the movies could be 35 mm film, DVD, or Blu-ray Disc and all material must have English sub-titles. Publicity materials in electronic and print form should be forwarded to the organizers for inclusion in the event’s publicity campaign. A select two-member team of director/producer/actor will be offered local accommodation in Ankara by the organizers as well.

An exclusive “Pakistan Film Week” will also be organized in the month of September/October 2013 as part of the programme of Pakistan Culture Year in Turkey. Interested Pakistani film/documentary directors/producers who would like their work to be part of “Pakistan Film Week” may contact Press Attaché of the Pakistan Embassy in Ankara.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326
Email: piopid@gmail.com

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