The British High Commission Islamabad is running a project called “Filmmaking for Social Change” in association with the London International Documentary Festival (LIDF). The project aims that young Pakistani filmmakers gain access to international platform to showcase films that focus on the voices and stories of ordinary Pakistani people and consequently give more of a platform to real people and their demand for change and highlight issues of importance to them. Eckova Productions is the local partner implementing the project in the cities of Karachi and Lahore.
The project consists of 2 parts
The participants are thirty young Pakistani filmmakers from Karachi and Lahore with background in film from several universities and colleges. Through the 3 month process the participants will produce 10 films. Three films will be jury selected and shown at the London International Documentary Film Festival (LIDF) in May.
As part of the project, a “Pakistan National Short Film Competition” will be held which is an open competition to young Pakistani filmmakers throughout Pakistan. See the website for details of eligibility and the application form.