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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has announced a Rs10 million grant for Pakistani female filmmakers.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has announced a Rs10 million grant for Pakistani female filmmakers.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has announced a Rs10 million grant for Pakistani female filmmakers.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has announced a Rs10 million grant for Pakistani female filmmakers.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, a two-time Oscar winner, has launched a Rs10 million award for Pakistani women through Patakha Pictures, a funding and mentorship platform.

“Stories from Southern Pakistan” will be their third mentorship programme, with mentors from the United States and Scotland.

“I’ve been extremely impressed by the success of Patakha Pictures’ funding programmes, especially because many of our fellows’ films are being presented and earning international acclaim.” “At this historic juncture, I am immensely delighted to announce the commencement of our third and largest-ever funding programme for female filmmakers in Pakistan,” Sharmeen added.

 

“We know that this money is crucial for filmmakers to realise their filmmaking aspirations, and we’re making a special effort this time around to recruit women from smaller towns and villages in Sindh and Balochistan,” she said.

The programme, which was launched in collaboration with Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) and the US Consulate General Karachi, will accept prospective female filmmakers from Sindh and Balochistan.

The training programme will run from January through August 2023, with virtual sessions held twice a month. The workshops will include both seminars and consultant-led advising sessions led by worldwide specialists.

Patakha Pictures was founded to promote and support a new generation of Pakistani women filmmakers who want to make interesting films about topics such as women’s empowerment, violence against women and minorities, arts, culture, climate change, and peace-building.

 

 

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