Pakistani Short Film “GOLDEN TICKET” by Saira Mansoor Nominated for Asia Peace Film Festival and Selected For Cefalu Film Festival

12:26 AM | 1 Mar, 2018
Pakistani Short Film “GOLDEN TICKET” by Saira Mansoor Nominated for Asia Peace Film Festival and Selected For Cefalu Film Festival
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Directed and written by Saira Mansoor, the short film titled 'Golden Ticket', has been nominated for the Asia Peace Film Festival, Karachi and officially selected for the Cefalu Film Festival, Italy.

Golden Ticket has been shot in Italy with people from all over the globe and was premiered on February 25 at the Asia Peace Film Festival. It will be screened on May 1, 2018, at the Cefalu Film Festival.

The film explores the importance of belief, and focuses on the strong relation between the Creator and His creation. Saira tries to depict how having faith can get you opportunities anytime, anywhere - hence, the title - Golden Ticket!

Golden Ticket revolves around the daily lives of people who lack motivation by proving how faith can help build your goals upon, how God is ever-present, and He is the Just One who makes no difference whether you are rich or poor, big or small, you are equal in God’s eyes.

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“Golden Ticket got its first nomination at Cefalù Film Festival in Italy. I am speechless, and humbled because it is my first film and means so much to me! This is the moment where I should be most eloquent as a director and writer and yet, I’m struggling to put my feelings into words,” expressed Saira.

More than 900 films were submitted at the Asia Peace Film Festival, out of which over 70 were selected to be screened during the four-day event that ended on February 26, 2018.

The idea was to use cinema as an agent to promote tolerance and a way to move towards a more peaceful world.

More than 50 countries participated. The festival welcomed filmmakers from various Asian countries including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Iran, Iraq, India, Turkey, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Afghanistan, Philippines and Taiwan. Delegates from Canada, Australia, Portugal, Spain and Bosnia were also a part of the festival.