LAHORE: The second day of the Rafi Peer Theater Workshop’s (RPTW) 4th International Film Festival (IFF) on Friday screened four feature films and 20 short films at the Lahore Arts Council. A session tilted ‘How can exhibitors or distributors help promote new cinema of Pakistan’ was also held on the occasion. The featured films that were screened on the second day included ‘Shandaar’ by Indian director Vikas Baini, ‘Moor’ directed by Jami Mehmood, ‘Shah’ directed by Adnan Sarwar and ‘Dendrologium’ a co-production of German and Polish directors. In addition to that, 20 short films were also screened before the audience. The most liked ones were ‘Chan Meray Makhna’, ‘As long as we exist’, ‘David Castro’, ‘The Heat’, ‘El Basters’, ‘The Man Who Feel His Shadow’ and ‘Matkay Par Tapha’. Reham Khan, ex-wife of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, also participated in the festival. While talking to media, she said joint ventures are required between the two countries to make films on common issues. Despite facing stumbling blocks on the road to make artists’ alliance, both countries’ filmmakers should step-up and join hands, she added. Reham, while answering a question, said she plans to make a film based on Pakistani politics in which she intends to cast Indian actors. “Our esteem guests from India provide us an opportunity to learn from their vast experience in film-making, which could improve our local film industry. We should revive our art centres, which were once a hub of grooming talents,” she added. She was talking to the media representatives along with Indian veteran actor Om Puri, film director Madhur Bhandarkar and Rafi Peer Theater Workshop (RPTW) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Usman Peerzada. In a session tilted ‘How can exhibitors or distributors help promote new cinema of Pakistan’, Adnan Sarwar, Umar Saeed, Jami Mehmood, Usman Peerzada and Col Khuram Gultasab addressed and discussed possible ventures for Pakistani cinemas while seeking help from foreign movie directors. Veteran actor Om Puri, in a session ‘A journey through Bollywood to Hollywood’, shared the ups and downs of his career while moving from his native film industry to a foreign film industry. A large number of university students attended the IFF where they highlighted the importance of such festivals in promoting local arts and films. They said that having foreign and local films screened under one roof was an opportunity for students to learn from diversified experiences of film-making. The festival will conclude today (Saturday).