In a groundbreaking development for Pakistan’s burgeoning film industry, the Karachi Film School (KFS) officially launched its doors, marking the country’s first film school intricately linked with a fully operational film studio, Studio 146. Founded by the esteemed filmmaker and director, Asad Ul Haq, who brings over three decades of prolific experience in Pakistan’s ad film industry, KFS is poised to redefine the landscape of film education in the country.
The launch event, held at the KFS campus, was a star-studded affair with luminaries from the entertainment and media fraternity gracing the occasion. Icons such as Asif Raza Mir, Adnan Siddiqui, Humayun Saeed, Hania Aamir, Ahad Raza Mir, Mansha Pasha, and many more expressed their enthusiasm, considering KFS as a groundbreaking milestone for film education in Pakistan.
Asad Ul Haq, recognized for his groundbreaking work in the ad film industry for leading brands, envisions KFS as a legacy for the youth. During the launch, he stated, “KFS is my legacy for the youth of Pakistan where they can become powerful storytellers for any screen and any media through the different tools we will empower them with. Let KFS bridge the gap of time and knowledge by becoming a portal to fast forward the students’ learning and prepare them to enter the creative economy within a year.”
Situated within the dynamic film studio, Studio 146, KFS offers students unprecedented access to top-tier equipment. Guided by the golden rule “Apply what you learn,” KFS combines theory with hands-on practical experience from the very beginning, providing students with a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the art and craft of filmmaking.
Furthermore, KFS distinguishes itself by offering students placements in an internship program with some of the industry’s leading players, including TV channels, production houses, and post-production facilities. This approach ensures that students not only learn within the classroom but also gain real-world exposure to the dynamic film industry.
Boasting a faculty comprising renowned tutors and industry professionals, KFS is committed to providing students with direct exposure to the film and media industry. This commitment to merging contemporary studies with industry practices enhances the overall learning experience, preparing students for the challenges and opportunities in the ever-evolving world of filmmaking.
KFS sets itself apart with a cutting-edge curriculum, managing smaller class sizes to facilitate personalized learning journeys. The school offers a range of programs, including One-Year Diplomas in Directing, Acting, Cinematography, and Filmmaking. Additionally, students can choose from shorter Certificate Courses and Masterclasses, covering various aspects of the film and entertainment industry.
Karachi Film School invites aspiring storytellers to embark on a journey of creativity and innovation. With a focus on practical education, industry exposure, and state-of-the-art facilities, KFS is poised to shape the future of film education in Pakistan, nurturing the next generation of filmmakers and storytellers.
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