Aspiring Film Makers Unite! Pocket Cinema Festival to Be Held Next Month

Pocket Cinema Film Festival (PCFF) is taking place next month. The international event, being organized by iSmartFilms, promotes film making through the use of smartphone cameras. This is the first time that this event is being held in Pakistan.

PCFF aims to encourage aspiring filmmakers to share their work through their own films. The event provides a platform that allows filmmakers without having to equip themselves with expensive video equipment, training or field experience. That’s not it. iSmartFilms has even made movie submission and festival admissions free of charge. This competition will help create a new breed of film makers and would give novices a chance to present their talent and skills to the international arena.

The two-day festival will also feature a conference which aims to provide new-comers with an opportunity to connect with leaders from the photography, devices, and media industry. The conference will provide a platform for the next generation of film makers to discuss the state and future of film making. Attendees of the festival will get professional advice from leading experts who will talk about the future of the industry and the impact of mobiles in particular. The program also includes meet and greets with winning artists portfolio reviews.

Tune.pk has partnered with iSmartFilms and would provide them with a video sharing platform. Participants will be able to directly upload their short films on PCFF’s official channel on tune.pk. All the content would be seen and judged by a group of panellists.

This venture will help strengthen the current film making scenario, in Pakistan and the rest of the world, and encourage the regional and local talent to boost their skills. Tune.pk aims to promote the event and will strive to make the film management process as smooth as possible.

Final date of entries:

Final date of submission (Extended Deadline) is 9th October 2015. Participants can upload their movie files on FPCC’s Tune.pk channel and then submit the form available here.

Requirements for short film entries:

Those who wish to become a part of the competition should keep note of the rules and regulations. The length of the videos being submitted should be with a 3min-4min duration for the first short-film category or 7min-10min for the second short-film category. Music videos need to be 4 to 5 minutes long. The videos need to be original, should not infringe any copyrights and appropriate for all age types.

The use of a mobile device is necessary to for the competitors. Though, there is no restriction on the genre and editing of the videos films. For more information and detailed rules regarding file formats, size, editing, age/content restrictions and other rules go here.

When is the event going to be held?

The event will be held on the 14th and 15th of October. Those who wish to participate in the competition need to submit a form on the PCFF homepage. Participant submissions have already begun. The winner and runner ups will be awarded with multitude of prizes and opportunities that will help in modelling their future. The complete list of awards and prizes is given below.

Awards & Prizes

  • FIRST PRIZE (Worth $4000)
  • Cash
  • International Brand Flagship smartphone
  • JS4000 Sports Camera with all accessories
  • Opportunity to work with us on our upcoming feature film
  • Complete Filming Tool Kit
  • SECOND PRIZE (Worth $3000)
    • Cash
    • International Brand Latest model Mobile Phone
    • Opportunity to work with us on our upcoming feature film
    • Complete Filming Tool Kit
  • THIRD PRIZE (Worth $2000)
    • Cash
    • International Brand Latest model Mobile Phone
    • Complete Filming Tool Kit
  • FOURTH PRIZE (Worth $1500)
    • Cash
    • International Brand Latest model Mobile Phone
    • Complete Filming Tool Kit
  • 5 Prizes of PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD (Worth $1000)
    • Cash
    • International Brand Latest model Mobile Phone
    • Complete Filming Tool Kit

He is the Editor at ProPakistani.