The first-ever Pakistani Film Festival will be held in New York this December

Pakistan is taking its first film festival to the Big Apple to showcase local films and it's called the Pakistan Film Festival New York.

The event, promoted by Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi, will screen productions in the presence of UN dignitaries.

"There will be UN dignitaries present at this event and we want to showcase the work and revival of the Pakistani film industry. Not to worry though, the festival is open to the public. You will just need to provide an identification card at the entrance," Lodhi tells Images.

She adds, "We are bringing some of Pakistan’s movies to New York so that diplomats from 193 countries at the UN also have an opportunity to see what the country’s entertainment industry is producing."

Besides the dignitaries, notable actors from Pakistan's film industry will also be present at the event. and will "be speaking on the films which are screening. We can't take names as yet but rest assured it will be a star studded event!"

The festival which will be held from December 3-4th and will screen the following films: Dobara Phir SeLahore Say AageyActor in law, Pakistan’s Oscar nomination Mah e Meer, Academy award winner Sharmeen Obaid’s animated film 3 BahadurDukhtarDance Kahani and Ho Mann Jahaan.

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