Karachi Int. Film Festival Opens Today

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The fourth Kara Film Festival opens on Friday with feature films, documentaries and short films lined up for showing at the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs Auditorium.

A number of delegates and international film-makers are in town to attend the 10-day festival that was formally initiated with Thursday’s opening ceremony at the Hindu Gymkhana with a music concert featuring Abida Parveen.

These include Om Puri, Mahesh and Pooja Bhatt, Irfaan Khan, Iranian film maker Rakshan Bani-Etemad, Koel Purie, Rakesh Sharma, Vinta Nanda and Elahe Hiptoola. From Pakistan, Zia Mohyeddin, Meera, Shaan, Shehzad Rafique, Zara Sheikh, Nadeem, producers Satish Anand, Sajjad Gul and Samina Peerzada, and music outfits Junoon, Fuzon, Meekal Hasan Band, Farida Khanum and a number of television personalities are in attendance.