Young film-makers showcase their talent at film festival
By Meena Ahmed
Karachi: The ZAB film festival, an annual event organised by the Department of Media Sciences at a local university, has entered the third year of its celebration since its launch in 2008 by the host university.
Each year, the university conducts the festival, inviting entries from across the country to introduce the young talent to the Pakistani media. This year, the three-day festival (6-8 August) received around 70 entries which were short-listed to 22. These short-listed entries are finally competing for 13 categories which are Best Original Score, Best Sound Design, Best Editing, Best Documentary, Best Cinematography, Best Story, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Silent Film, Best Film, Best Experimental, Best Animation and Best Art Screenplay.
The participants sent in their contributions for four different categories of film-making which were documentary, narrative, animation and experimental.
On the first day of the festival, 22 films which made it to the top were screened. Additionally, a speed-filming competition was arranged, according to which a small team of participants was formulated who then had to produce a film within 24 hours. The teams worked under the supervision of Jami (Jamshed Mehmood) Ã± the official mentor of the activity.
Following the schedule, the second day had re-screening of the entries along with two different natures of workshops for the participants.
The festival showed the entries from Iqra University, Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture (IVS), University of Sindh, University of Karachi, University of Punjab, National College of Arts (NCA) and Beaconhouse National University, City School PAF Chapter including the host institute.
The winners of each category will be announced at the ZAB Award Night (tonight) along with the screening of the production of the speed-filming competition and two performances.
Source: The News