Festival for Minorities
"Aks International Minorities Festival, Film – Art – Dialogue" screens films, accompanied by discussions and debates, organise educational workshops, art exhibitions and performing arts events that promote awareness and dialogue about issues impacting minorities and marginalised groups. Aks International Minorities Festival was established in 2014 in Pakistan by a group of activists seeking to improve the representation of queer and trans* people of colour. The festival has taken place annually in Pakistan, across three of its biggest cities, with focus on minortities and marginalized groups in the country among them with specific focus on indigenous Khwaja Sira (transgender) community. Since 2015, Aks has also held an annual festival in Copenhagen, bringing to focus the lives of queer minorities through a unique combination of film, workshops, art exhibitions and performance. In 2017, Aks festival has started it's new chapter in Manchester in collaberation with Superbia.org.uk and Manchester Metropolitan University.
Aks Best Student Film Award
Aks Best Short Film Award
Aks Human Rights Award
Aks Acknowledegsement for Community based Organisation