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4Th Short Film Festival-IU

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The 4th Short Film Festival 2016 of Iqra University, was held in Nueplex Cinema on Thursday Dec 15th, 2016.
Each year Iqra University campus witnesses an enchanting happening. Students of hundreds join hands to make ambitious narrative shorts filling in ranks as Writers, Directors, Producers, Production Designers, Art Directors, Editors, Sound Designers and Graphic Artists.
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These movies are entirely executed by the students from the idea, script, production, post production and marketing. These movies are also self-financed by the students and have been made in a period of 14 weeks.
A panel of faculty also supervises these movies with the students by monitoring content, quality of production and making sure that strict timelines are followed from beginning to end.
Many of these movies win awards and recognitions and are then sent to many national and international festivals where they have received numerous awards.
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Awards Film Festival -2016
Best Titles & Credits
Movie: Main KaunHoon
Director :FaizanShoro
Producer :DaniyalAnees
Best Editing
Movie: Haram-Chor
Director :MudassirMajeed
Producer : M. Babar Khan
Best Art Direction
Movie: Saabir
Director :Amjad Ali Khan
Producer : Hassan Attari
Best Cinematography
Movie: Haram-Chor
Director :MudassirMajeed
Producer : M. Babar Khan
Best Direction
Movie: Jhol
Director :AmmarChishtid
Producer : Sheikh TahaRehman, Hassan Ali
Best Film
Movie: Jhol
Director :AmmarChishtid
Producer : Sheikh TahaRehman, Hassan Ali
Honarary Award
Movie: Saabir
Director :Amjad Ali Khan
Producer : Hassan Attari
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Movie Synopsis

Movie:Chona Nagar
Director :Aadil A. Rehman
Producer :ShahnilShaukatali
A man is the reflection of society, the way of his doings, performance and living is all by the adaptation from cultures, every human have a huge impact of society in his life. This story revolves around Hyder, his brother like friend kashif and his mom who plans to fool people.
Their purpose of making fool was that; they want to get money of insurance by clamming hyder’s death and also want to get out of don Abid’s trap from whom they took a loan. In the end, they ditched every one.

Movie:Jhol
Director :AmmarChishtid
Producer : Sheikh TahaRehman, Hassan Ali
Three parallel stories which are going on together which shows that there are some incidents in the world which are happening at the same time but not at the same place .We have tried to show how someone’s sadness can be some ones happiness at the same time.One story and its several characters. Lives of four families interlinks with each other when a tragedy struck depriving a mother of her young child but this loss of one individual becomes the cause of the other two’s freedom as because of one’s demise the other bed ridden elderly man gains a heart and his servant gains the determination of going back home to his hopeful and narcissist mother and bitter and heartbroken wife.

Movie: Haram Chor
Director :MudassirMajeed
Producer : M. Babar Khan
The story depicts all our lives in different ways. There are two different aspects of our stories. So the word Haramchor depicts two parallel stories, Haram: a guy who is doing something that he is not supposed to do and Chor: a stealer is involved in the story. The film revolves around a guy Waqas Ahmed who does the same. He is a cheat and travels without a ticket and to distract the ticket checker he starts saying he had the ticket in his bag and someone stole it. During his journey he loses the bag in which he has the ticket and the whole train crew gets busy while finding the ticket. They find suspicious people in the train and it seems that not only the guy Waqasahmed is cheat but everyone is cheat. This is the main highlight of our story, we cheat or we used to or we will cheat if we get a chance to.

Movie: Aura
Director : Bilal Ahmed
Producer :Zeeshan Ahmed
This movie is based on a girl who can read Auras. She has this gift since she is a child. She starts a relationship with a boy in college but she is unable to read his aura which confuses her. This gift becomes a gift and a curse for her at the same time which leaves her feeling all alone.

Movie:Saabir
Director :Amjad Ali Khan
Producer : Hassan Attari
This story is based on a real incident. A family {Including a husband (Saabir), wife (Komal) and their son (Ahmed)} were living a happy normal life. They went for outing on day, little they knew that their life is going to be changed forever. They first went to a park and then stopped by to eat, while they were eating they heard the sound of mirror smashing and crowd screaming. This was because a really big assassination took place and there was an emergent situation in the whole country. Saabir starts his bike and manages to escape from that place with his son and wife. He takes a turn and sees a man coming towards him as he is unable to evaluate that what actually is happening he freezes for a moment and the man hits him in the head and he falls down on the ground being unconscious. When he wakes up all he sees is fire and people running around him. He hears the screaming of his wife and somehow manages to get up and starts to follow Komal’s scream as he get close he hears a sound of gunshot. His son and wife are murdered in front of his eyes. After witnessing this situation, the husband goes mentally instable and is now in mental rehabilitation.

Movie: Main KaunHoon
Director :FaizanShoro
Producer :DaniyalAnees
The story of Main KaunHoon revolves around a basic married women in Pakistan and how she can’t seem to protect herself from prying eyes of men in this society.Hersceptical husband divorces her due to his insecurities. Everywhere she went she could not shake off the dirty and lustful looks from men.Even when she wanted to work & earn for her self, she is harassed by her boss.Eventually she gives into moral delimma and turns into what everyone wanted her to be yet the prudent society has no place for her and she remains an out cast.

Movie:Nafs
Director :Rameez Ahmed Khan
Producer :Misbah – ul – Islam
This film is based upon a person who is engaged in many type of bad habits due to his inner self .He sees a dream in which he sees a girl ,an old man, a child and a guy. All of them are stopping him from doing something actually he was about to kill his inner self but all the characters are representing his bad habits. He succeeds in killing his inner self in his dreams when he wakes up all the bad habits tries to indulge him towards them self but now the question is whether he will go again towards his bad habits or not.

Movie: Epiphany
Director :Laiba Adnan
Producer :Kainat Khan
A widowed single mother Sophia whose whole world revolves around her young son is devastated by the sudden and unexpected demise of her only child Zain who dies in an unfortunate and unexpected way by being electrocuted leaving Sophia all alone in the whole wide world to overcome the grief of a lost loved one but mother nature teaches her in its own way how to cope up with her loss by providing a single moment of epiphany because of a blossoming flower from Zain’s grave gives her an ultimate lesson and a new outlook on life and God’s creation.

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The author and admin of this site is Umar Khitab Khan. Have 20 years experience in media industry, he wrote many scripts for TV, write ups and features for magazines and news papers. A book based on biographies of celebrities also on his credit. His magazine Monthly Metro Live very popular in intellectuals but also in masses, He is affiliated with many social and professional organizations like Arts Council of Pakistan and Karachi Union of Journalists. He is also a film critic and member of SBFC (Sindh Board of Film Censors).

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