Film / Documentary

festival SMIU is organizing the first-ever “Festival of Arts and ideas” in Pakistan as a part of country’s 70 years celebration. The festival comprises several events relating to art and intellect, including lectures, classic filmfare, performing arts, exhibitions of paintings, photographs and documentary competition.
SMIU is pleased to invite students from all the universities and institutions of higher learning in Pakistan to prepare their film / documentaries on any of the following themes.

  • Pakistani Culture
  • Environmental Issues
  • Stories from Streets
  • Heritage of Sindh
  • Icons of Pakistan
  • Success Stories

Language: English,   Duration: 10 minutes
Procedure for Particpation:

  1. The students who are interested may submit their “Expression of Interest” by filling out the form available on website,
  2. A confirmation email will be sent to the registered students.
  3. The registered participants will be required to submit their documentaries via email to latest by November 25th, 2017.
  4. A Jury comprising highly acclaimed film / documentary makes will decide about the top ten documentaries / films.
  5. The student producers of selected ten documentaries / films would be invited to the festival to participate and witness the final round of the competition.
  6. SMIU would bear the cost of travel and lodging in case of students from outside Karachi.
  7. Three prizes for the competition are under:

1st Prize Rs 30,000/- 2nd Prize Rs 20,000/- and 3rd Prize Rs 10,000/-

For any query contact Ms. Sidra Agha at