Srinagar: Actors’ Creative Theatre (ACT), is a ‘not for profit’ organization working in the area of Theatre, Music, Films, Literature & Digital Medium.
This is one of the oldest, largest and most active organizations. It has successfully completed ‘46’ years of its activities.In addition to the production of plays, music shows and workshops, the organization has been regularly conducting ‘Seminars’ / ‘Discussions’ on subjects related to performing arts in the Valley, ‘Book Releases’ and been holding ‘Interactions’ with the dignitaries and guest Artists from outside Kashmir.
The grand ventures of this organisation include conducting ‘Film Screenings’, ‘Theatre Festivals’ and last but not the least ‘Film Festivals’.
Although the current initiative ‘Kashmir World Film Festival’ (KWFF) is first of its kind in Kashmir and we are confident that this event will touch the skies of success. The force behind this initiative is the concept of providing a platform to all the Filmmakers of the Valley (whether professionals or amateurs) and bringing good quality films made at the National and International levels to the valley especially for the youth of Kashmir.
So far ACT has conducted 4 successful editions of ‘Kashmir World Film Festival’ (KWFF).
This time ACT is feeling proud in organizing screening of a Feature Film FOOTPRINTS (A film by JAVID BANDAY).
FOOTPRINTS is an emotional journey of a restless mother, a heart broken tribal girl, a tale of a missing soul and a bunch of college friends, who land in Kashmir but somehow the charming expedition turns to be an odious one.
JavidBanday is a nationally awarded writer, producer, and director, born and brought up in Kashmir, lived and worked in India and UAE, and currently lives in Canada. Being a film school graduate in Canada, Javid has obtained extensive experience in radio, television, and film production over the last two decades.
Javid started his career as Transmission Executive (programs) from All India Radio (Indian Public Service Broadcaster), and moved to UAE to serve in Dubai Television (One TV Channel) before migrating to Canada in 2006. Javid did a postgraduate diploma in Advanced Television and Film Productions (ATVF) from Sheridan College, Canada; he formed his media production company in 2010, Mediamark International Corp. that’s became a trusted source in the television, advertising, and film industry.
Javid has written, directed, and produced around 1000 TV Shows, 40 Ad films, three short films, and six feature films, including his directorial debut “Footprints.””Footprints” bagged the best feature film award at the 2022 J&K International Film Festival, India.
In addition, Javid’s films have traveled worldwide to various film festivals, including Cannes Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, and UK Asian Film Festival. Javid’s upcoming film projects include “The Immigrant,” “Aazmaish – The Test,” and “Sin Story,” an official Indo-Canadian co-production.