Panaji, Jun 30 (UNI) The curtains came down on the South Asia Film Festival (SAFF) here today, with the screening of Pakistani film 'Khuda Ke Liya' and another Pakistani debut film 'Meri Kahani'.
The four-day festival was organised for the first time in Goa by the South Asia Foundation (SAF) in collaboration with the Entertainment Society of Goa, even as the state has become a permanent venue for the SAFF from this year.
Pakistani actress Zeba Bhatiyar and her 14-year-old son Azan, who became the youngest director of the debut film, Afghan actress Khatera Yusafi and director Latif Mahmadi, besides a host of producers/directors from India including Shyam Benegal and Pooja Bhatt, and neighbouring countries participated in the event.
The objective of the festival was to dissolve boundaries and to promote peace and haromny.
One of the major outcomes of the festival was to produce a film with the theme of a universal love story with directors from all the eight South Asian countries directing the film with multi-locales, according to SAF secretary general Rahul Barua.
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