Call for short films: “Pakistan: How To Make A Better Future?”

Eqbal Ahmad video contest Pakistan better futureCalling all filmmakers: video contest organized by the Eqbal Ahmad Centre for Public Education: Produce and submit 8-minute videos on the theme: “Pakistan: How To Make A Better Future?” Details at this link (text below). Also check out these 8-min videos – impressive compilation.

The competition seeks to raise awareness and encourage activism on important social issues, and encourage the use of new media in Pakistan.

Submissions for 2014 may deal with any of the following:

  1. Citizenship: What are the rights and responsibilities of being a citizen of Pakistan?
  2. Minority Rights: Issues of Pakistan’s religious and ethnic minorities.
  3. Terrorism: Why is Pakistan afflicted and what’s to be done?
  4. Labour: The working poor, women, domestic servants.
  5. Cities: How can they be made livable for all?
  6. Nature: What are we doing to the environment and how to save it?
  7. Disasters: Natural and man-made. How should Pakistan prepare?


  • Each video shall be approximately 8 minutes in duration.
  • Submitted videos shall be original and must not have been circulated earlier.
  • Entries must be uploaded by Dropbox to by 20 December, 2014.
  • Results will be announced by 20 January, 2014.
  • Any person may submit an entry.
  • Please write to to let us know you are planning to submit a video.
  • Language may be Urdu or English.

The entries will be judged on content, creativity, imagery, story and technical quality by a panel of activists, experts and film makers.

The three winning entries will:

  1. Receive a cash award of Rs. 50,000 each. An exceptional entry may qualify for an additional Rs. 25,000.
  2. Be showcased on the EACPE website at
  3. Be featured in the Karachi Literature Festival, 7-9 February, 2015.

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