Education Commission (HEC) invites all enthusiastic Afghan students studying in Pakistan under “Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarships for Afghan students" to submit a short documentary video sharing their higher education experiences in Pakistan using high-resolution cameras or smart phones.
Experiences of Afghan Youth studying in Pakistan
2-Tier Application Process:
1: Initially submit an original idea based documentary no longer than 40 - 60
second in duration on the given theme using smart phone or high resolution
Step 2: Jury members
will short-list top 10
Afghan students’ entries to showcase and will inform students and their universities’ nominated Public
Relations Officers (PROs) /
Mass Communication Department Faculty Members to participate as their Mentors to
submit short documentary of 4 – 6 minutes using only high resolution cameras
(please refer to technical requirements) on the given theme in English language with subtitles
translated into 2 languages (Urdu & Dari).
The deadline to submit the initial application has been extended to Sunday, February 26, 2023, 11:59 PM.
- Deadline to submit initial applications: 21-02-2023 (extended to 26-02-2023)
- Announcement of Top 10 shortlisted finalists: 27/28-02-2023
- Submission of final Documentary: 13-03-2023
- Day of Event (Tentatively): 15/16-03-2023
10 shortlisted submissions must be in the horizontal format of at least standard
HD (1280 x 720 pixels) encoded in H264 (.mp4, .mov). However, for better
viewing quality, a full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) format is recommended. Every
video submitted must be a final edited product without any rough-cuts. All
submissions must include closing credits with the following information:
name(s) of the filmmaker(s), script writer, all participants, stakeholder(s) etc.
A short documentary covering Afghan students' access to higher education in Pakistan, day-to-day campus life, advanced teaching faculty, research and lab facilities, hostels, financial, socio-cultural, communication, psychological, and education adjustments, individual experiences, sports and other extra-curricular activities on campus, interviews with university rector/VC etc.
Submission: Please submit your
entry by any of the following means: ·
- Submit your final documentary video via Google Form at https://shorturl.at/FHI68 OR
- Email your submission to Ms. Amina Munir, Project Manager, Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarships for Afghan students via Google Drive link at firstname.lastname@example.org OR
- Mail your USB to the Mr. Jehanzeb Khan, Project Director, Human Resource Development Division, Higher Education Commission, H-8/1, Islamabad. Ph: 051-9040 8036
Terms & Conditions:
must reflect the original
work of the student
Female Afghan students
are highly encouraged to participate
By submitting your
application to Higher Education Commission (HEC), you agree to give a license
to the HEC for its public screening, including distribution via various social
media, digital, and web platforms etc.
Top 10 shortlisted
Afghan students’ entries will be called on the day of event and winners will be
decided by jury members on the day of event
competition does not guarantee that you will win a prize or derive any other
Final prizes will be awarded in a grand ceremony held at HEC, Islamabad