Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund Launches 1-Minute Video Contest

For many years the creative mediums such as films and dramas have highlighted some of the most important issues of our society whether it is child abuse, violence or gender rights.

The power of a strong story is such that it grips the viewer and delivers the message aptly. One of the most pertinent issues of our times is women’s rights and gender equality. Despite efforts being done at a national scale to empower women, we are still far away from the target. To shed light on this important topic Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund has launched a 1-minute video contest for young filmmakers belonging to different universities and colleges of Pakistan.

The PPAF One Minute Video Competition 2020 (1MVC-2020) aims at engaging university students in joining the global campaign of achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls by 2030 as enunciated in Goal 5 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). All entries should be themed around the UN theme of International Women’s Day 2020: “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”

The entries must be submitted before midnight, February 16, 2020 and after the competition is closed three winners will be chosen by an esteemed jury. The results of the PPAF1MVC-2020 will be announced on Feb 28, 2020. The winners will be informed beforehand through email to receive their awards at the PPAF’s Amtul Raqeeb Award ceremony held in Islamabad every year to mark the International Women’s Day.

The winning entry will receive PKR 50,000 cash prize, 1st Runner-up will get PKR 25,000 whereas the 2nd Runner-up will get PKR 10,000.

Visit for more details on eligibility criteria, and guidelines on how to apply. Information is also available on the official Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

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