Pakistan International Film Festival, under the banner of Karachi Film Society organised a three-day Digital Storytelling Workshop last week in Karachi.
Before workshop, the PIFF team went throughout schools and universities in Karachi to find passionate and keen students to be part of the workshop. Thirty students were selected from institutions such as Karachi University, Habib University, Indus Valley, Szabist and Iqra University. Marginalized communities such as Lyari and Machh Goth Hub were also visited in order to access a diverse group of students. In an effort to make the workshop more accessible the event was free of cost.
President, Karachi Film Society and HUM Network Limited, Ms Sultana Siddiqui who attended the opening and closing sessions of the workshop explained the vision of PiFF and the importance of conducting such workshops to groom young filmmakers. She also distributed certificates among the participants.
The experienced name in the field like Senator (r) Javed Jabbar, Oscar winning director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, director Nadeem Beyg, Sarmad Khoosat, Rizwan AQ, Rasheed Noorani and Salman Sirhindi conducted workshop and talked on various aspects of filmmaking.
Over the course of three days the chosen participants learnt how to write, direct, shoot and edit under the guidance of the industry professionals. The students were divided into groups and were tasked to make short films which were screened on the concluding day of the workshop.
This was the first session of the many activities that have been organised by the Pakistan International Film Festival under the patronage of Karachi Film Society.
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