Alizeb Raees, a final year student of Theater, Film & Television Department at Beaconhouse National University was invited to attend the International Development Youth Forum in Japan, from March 9-16, 2014.
The International Development Youth Forum is an annual forum where young leaders from all around the world gather to find solutions for international developmental issues though creativity and innovation. Alizeb was among the 50 selected participants out of 800 applicants who got selected for this forum. He received a scholarship on the basis of his ideas and vision for addressing development related issues.
During his seven days visit in Japan, Alizeb presented his final group project at Meiji University in front of veterans of innovative development. This is not the first time that Alizeb has received international exposure on the basis of his talent. The young filmmaker has previously represented BNU at London International Documentary Festival and Offscreen Expeditions in UK and CinemadaMare in Italy.
The students of Razia Hassan School of Architecture (SA) participated at the jamboree awards held in May 2014. The student jamboree was inspired from the theme of IAPEX 14 (Lahore Transforming into a Mega City) and aimed at learning from the experiences of old settlements with in our towns and cities. The participants explored and investigated old settlements with in their towns and cities and prepared presentations which could be helpful in terms of dealing with issues of an evolving mega city.
Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), Beaconhouse National University becomes the first Art Institute in Asia to have three of its graduates selected for the 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Japan. Haider Ali Jan (Batch 2008), Mehreen Murtaza (Batch 2008) and Pradeep K. Thallawatta (Batch 2007) will be showcasing their work at the international contemporary art exhibition which is held every three years.
A 3rd year Fine Arts students at Mariam Dawood School of Visual Art and Design (SVAD), Samiha Fozi Khan has won the first prize at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Videography Contest. Her documentary; “Kot Kar” (beaten) was declared the best among 60 films submitted from across the country in the Women’s Rights category.