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 Printing services after 1996 my roller coaster entrepreneurial journey started with these initiatives, - Pakistan's first cyber cafe (Skynet Communication 1997) in Karachi. - Pakistan's first bills payment services in 1999. - Pakistan's first & world's 22nd online shopping portal (Beliscity.com 2001). - Pakistan’s first SMS Base 13 episode’s GameShow “Beliscity GameOnHai” which was telecasted on PlayTv in 2007 - Got Dubai's first dotcom company license "Beliscity.com LLC" in 2007 - Pakistan's first deals website "DailyDeal.pk" in 2008 - 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 Srilanka's Telco Company 'Dialog Axiata' in 2012. - Registered a company in Slovenia with the name "Beli Tigers" and bring DonatMg Natural Mineral Water to Pakistan in 2012. - Pakistan's first motorbike taxi service in 2015 - Organized Asia's first Smartphone Film Festival "Pocket Cinema Film Festival" in 2015 In 2014 i started a company 'Madjoint Studios' with a goal to start 100 startups and handover it to aspiring entrepreneurs with 40% share as Co-founder. Till now ALHAMDULLILAH 24 Started including 'Deliverywalay' 'Brandedmsg' 'MovingAdz' 'Pakistani Commoditities' etc. You guys can see MJ startups on https://madjoint.com/startups Recently started Trade business ChinaPakTrade.com for Bulk Buying & Ecommerce portal ChinaPakMall.com with registered office in Shanghai & Karachi, Beside all obove work i am also working with Akhuwat Foundation as PR Consultant & Support Free Media as Marketing Consultant. My life's journey is still going on despite all the ups & downs.

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