60X 60 SECS was the first project of 360° Britain India Pakistan - to light a rounded contemporary picture of the cultural dynamics between the three countries. This channel is the site for 60 one-minute films. 60 artists, 20 from each of the countries…
60X 60 SECS was the first project of 360° Britain India Pakistan - to light a rounded contemporary picture of the cultural dynamics between the three countries. This channel is the site for 60 one-minute films. 60 artists, 20 from each of the countries were commissioned in 2007, via an open call. Established and emerging artists worked in a variety of mediums and spanning a wide age range, presented their unique views on 'home' boundaries and identity, six decades after the partition/creation of India and Pakistan in 1947 from Britain.
60X60 SECS was shown internationally, in conventional as well as unconventional spaces such as TV, digital arts and film festivals, art galleries, cinemas, public spaces, shopping malls, cafes and restaurants. Launched simultaneously in Britain, India and Pakistan and literally all around the world.
505 by Juhi Jaferi, Komail Naqvi and Taimoor Tariq: Impact Award, Ivey Film Festival 2009, Ontario.
The Great Identity Swindle by Yam Boy (Nikesh Shukla): Best Short Film, Asian Festival of 1st Films (AFFF) 2008, Singapore; Best Film, Satyajit Ray Foundation Short Film Competition 2009. Several other films were shortlisted for various festivals.
A motiroti production.
Concept/Artistic Director: Ali Zaidi
Creative Associates: Nila Madhab Panda (India), Shalalae Jamil (Pakistan)
Producers: Penny Andrews, Karla Barnacle-Best.
Learning Director: Janice Galloway.
Head of Development: Isabel White.
Communications Managers: Ayira Khan Claudia Sponton. Administrator: Alison Bean
Sponsors and Partners: Supported by British Council, CityFM89, radio media partner (Pakistan). Cyberstrider (website partner, UK), YHA (hospitality partner, UK), Aesthetica Magazine (media partner UK). Supported in Pakistan by PNCA (Pakistan National Council of the Arts)