iSmartFilms to Introduce Mobile Journalism in Pakistan

Young Filmmakers Will Bring in a ‘Smart Revolution’ in the Country: Cofounder Kamran Ata iSmart Films

The Asia’s first smartphone film festival, organized by the iSmart Films, is set to begin on December 19 & 20.

Being held this year in Karachi, it will also be the world’s 9th pocket cinema film festival of its kinds, featuring such films, movies and documentaries that are produced by using a pocket-sized mobile phone in place of conventional movie cameras and other filmmaking equipment.

Commenced on June 14, 2015, a total of 1017 films from more than 110 countries, including Pakistan, have been submitted by young filmmakers for the festival, while the last date of submission is December 5, 2015. The jury consists of such leading filming experts as Shahzad Nawaz, Jami Mehmood, Furqan T. Siddiqui, Adil Murad, Yousuf Bashir Qureshi, and others, The selected films and movies from all over the world will be shown in a 2-day film carnival, which will help Pakistan enter the international filmmaking arena.

The iSmart Films has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Visionary Foundation Pakistan to introduce ‘Mobile Journalism’ in the social development sector, which is an emerging form of filmmaking and new media storytelling where pocket-sized communication devices with network connectivity capture, gather, edit and distribute shots and visuals.

The iSmart Films has been already conducting free workshops and training programs in different colleges and universities to teach modern filmmaking and reporting techniques via smartphones. A curriculum is also being designed by international experts to teach mobile journalism in Pakistan.

“A new industry is emerging in Pakistan which will create thousands of employment opportunities for the local youth, who can now prove their mettle internationally simply by using their mobile phones,” Abid Beli, Founder iSmart Films, said.

Based in Karachi, Pakistan, the iSmart Films has also acquired the distribution rights of five Smartphone filming tools companies for the Asian region.

The Smartphone Film Festival is being hosted in Pakistan in collaboration with seven international festivals from the United States, Spain, New Zealand, France, Macedonia, etc. In the festival, the ‘School of Smartphone Film Production’ will be also inaugurated, followed by the launching of a ‘Web TV.’ The iSmart Films will also unveil its ‘News Portal,’ including a range of web portals for videos, video resumes, and online shopping.

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About Abid Beli

My name is Abid Beli, Started professional career from Pakistan's first cyber cafe (Skynet Communication 1997) in Karachi then Pakistan's first online shopping portal (Beliscity.com 2001), Pakistan's first online lunch service (Sadia's kitchen 2009), Pakistan's first WebTV (247online.TV 2011), Made World record of most people singing National Anthem at one place in 2011. Developed Matching Algorithm software Mmatcher and sold it to Srilankan Telco Company 'Dialog Axiata' in 2012, Started a company 'Madjoint Studios' in 2013 with a goal to start 100 startups and handover it to aspiring entrepreneurs with 60% share as Co-founder. Till now ALHAMDULLILAH 24 Started including 'Deliverywalay' 'Brandedmsg' ''DailyEvents', "YouthPlugged" etc. You guys can see my all startups on http://madjoint.com/startups Last year started Asia's first Smartphone film making company 'iSmartfilms' and did Asia's first Smartphone film festival in Dec 2015. Recently started Trade business from China to Pakistan with registered office in Shanghai & Karachi, Working as communication manager at Kiran Foundation and also joined Akhuwat Foundation as Project Consultant for Sindh Region.

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