About FILUMS

FILUMS is a creative outlet of expression. This year, it aims to achieve the status of a global festival through its audience, the diverse content and esteemed set of panelists and discussions led by experts from around the world. FILUMS has received over 300+ Local and International registrations from up and coming filmmakers from approximately 50+ nationalities, making it a one of its kind festival in Pakistan.

The mega event provides a platform for independent filmmakers as well as established filmmakers and production houses to come and showcase their talent and in turn, reclaim Lahore as the center of cinema. This year, the festival celebrates the resilience and tenacity of artists from around the world who have remained steadfast and brought their visions to life no matter the circumstance.

FILUMS is not just a festival, it’s a movement spearheaded by the youth to reignite the passion for cinema that once breathed life into the city of Lahore. Despite its accomplishments, with every passing year, FILUMS aims to grow more and surpass the success of the previous years in all aspects – media coverage, workshops and audiences. FILUMS’20 aims to deliver all that and more!

Vision for FiLUMS

The LUMS International Film Festival is a brand in itself which has the potential to stand as a leading Film Festival in Pakistan. The vision for this year’s FiLUMS is clear, achievable and compact. FiLUMS is a well-designed film festival and has a massive potential attached to it. So the focus should lie in making it a qualitatively better experience for the audience and the participants, in terms of production standards.  After doing enough research on the film festivals working in Pakistan, the structure of FiLUMS can be shaped in such a way that it bridges the gap between the industry and the audience. We have had long held viewership problems which can be catered to with a help of certain collaborations and initiatives.

Convener’s Note

FILUMS’18 took the festival world by storm and the team at FILUMS’20 is dedicated to take the festival to even greater heights by delivering a one of its kind blend of art and entertainment. We at LUMS Media Arts Society do not believe in challenges, rather in their solutions. As the world adjusts to the new normal, we intend on hosting a festival that has all the elements of familiarity from the world left behind, but with just the right touch of innovation to celebrate the world we are discovering along the way. We at FILUMS are working day and night to curate a festival that celebrates the true spirit of resilience and FILUMS needs strong partners such as yourself to take it a step further on its journey of becoming the largest Film Festival in South Asia!

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