Thesis Screening of TFT Graduates
The Department of Theatre, Film and Television (TFT) at School of Media and Communications (SMC), BNU organized film screening of its graduating batch on Friday 15th January, 2015 at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP). A total of 13 films were screened at the event, which was well-attended by BNU students, faculty and general film enthusiasts.
A number of celebrities from both Film & TV industry; including Syed Noor, Ayub Khawar, Ali Tahir, Faisal Bokhari, and Chaudry Ejaz Kamran were present at the event. They encouraged the graduates and appreciated the efforts of TFT faculty for honing the skills of its students. They stressed upon the need of young filmmakers in the industry who can raise different issues concerning the society.
Vice Chancellor BNU, Mr. Shahid Hafiz Kardar, Dean School of Media and Mass Communication, Dr. Taimurul Hassan, noted scholar and SMC’s respected faculty member, Professor Dr. Mujahid Mansoori were also present on the occasion.
Head of Department of Theatre, Film and Television, Syed Urooj Samdani said that the event was aimed to provide a platform to film graduates to showcase their work before a large audience so that they can get good exposure. He praised the effort of TFT students and said that they have made BNU proud by making such wonderful films.
The films that were showcased at the thesis screening were innovative and meant for a diverse audience. Students explored different genres in their films to comment on social, economic, and political issues. From a hard-hitting film about sexual abuse titled ‘Haya’ by Maryam Yousaf, a gold medalist of MA Film and TV, to a romantic comedy about an unorthodox friendship between an aged millionaire and a young girl titled ‘Dard-i-Dil’ by Amar Ahsan; the young filmmakers explored a diverse range of topics through their work.
We like to congratulate our graduates for the successful thesis screening and hope that our young brigade of filmmakers will play a key role in the ongoing phase of revival of cinema in Pakistan.
Coverage in Dawn
Coverage in Express Tribune