The Media Fest event at Kinnaird College for women was presented by Warid Glow which aimed to help Media students discover their intrinsic talent and express creativity and journalistic skills. The festivals was organized by KMS (Kinnaird Media Society), the college’s Mass Communication department. The event was a huge success as over 550 students from KC participated in competitions including:
- Reporting LIVE From Kinnaird
- News Bulletin Competition
- Photo Essay Competition
- The Round Table Talk Show
- Short film competition
The online press release from Warid described the events in detail:
The day one started with ‘Reporting Live from Kinnaird’ contest in which participants presented videos which was a coverage of staged acts by media studies students. It was judged by reporter Shumaila Jaffery and news anchor Ajmal Jami. The second half of the event comprised of ‘Photo Essay Competition’ in which various teams presented a sequence of photographs to narrate a story on their chosen topics. Head of Media Studies Department Ms. Shazia Saeed presented Media Fest Glow shields to the judges as a token of gratitude and acknowledged the efforts of the teams for pioneering the first day of Media Fest in Kinnaird College.
Kinnaird College concluded its second day of the Media Fest with the competitions Roundtable – Talk Show competition and The Short Film Competitions. The second day started off with the talk show competition, judged by talk show host Mubashir Luqman. In total, 5 teams enacted talk shows on stage while their topics ranged from entertainment, social issues and education. Shields were awarded to the winners and the participants received certificates. Also present at the event as guests were news anchors Madiha Naqvi and Ajmal Jami. They had an interesting interactive session with the audience and appreciated the initiation of such events for enhancing the journalism skills of media students.
For the Short Film Competition, Top 11 short films were screened at the event. The judges for the contest were television actors Noman Ijaz and Seemi Raheel. The topics for the short films comprised of various social issues. The winning film was ‘Subh Honay Tak,’ presented by the M.Phil student Sehrish. The event ended with a closing ceremony in which Media Fest Glow shields and certificates were handed over to the winners, participants, management, coordinating faculty members, KMS advisor Miss Shazia Saeed and President Werdah Munib by the judges.
Contestants showed tremendous enthusiasm and students genuinely gave their all to express themselves and showcase their talent. By supporting such events Glow by Warid is demonstrating the fact that it recognizes and promotes local talent and it can be expected that it will continue supporting Pakistani youth in expressing themselves positively and realizing their dreams.