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
Registrations are closed!

Rules for the competition:

Applicants who have registered for Film and Documentary competition have to follow the below mentioned guidelines before submitting their videos/documentaries.

  1. SMIU will have the copyrights to the film or documentary since it will be the part of SMIU Festival of Arts and Ideas.
  2. Film or documentary should be newly produced; already screened videos will not be accepted for the competition.
  3. English should be the language however English dubbing can be applied for other languages if provided in the video.
  4. Team leaders of the shortlisted documentaries/films will be invited for participating in the competition.
  5. You are all advised to submit your videos latest by November 25th, 2017 via email to and the DVDs of the same are to be posted at Student Welfare/Program Office, Sindh Madressatul Islam University, Aiwan e Tijarat Road, Karachi-74000.
  6. 1st Prize Rs 30,000/- 2nd Prize Rs 20,000/- and 3rd Prize Rs 10,000/-