Pakistani Filmmaker Hamza Baig Selected as Mentee for Forecast 7 in Germany. Around 600 entries from 100 countries were sent in for the contest, 18 of which were finalized and only 6 of those are now receiving production support for their ideas; Hamza is one of the six.
We Mostly hear about how Pakistani filmmaking is headed towards a slow decline, but here is the different case with independent filmmakers, who despite their small budgets have at times done better than most high-budget mainstream movies. An example is Hamza Baig, a lecturer at NUST, whose idea of creating a rural Pakistani superhero show, has secured a place in the Forecast mentorship program.
A project of the Skills e.V., Forecast aims at selecting the most credible and creative idea proposals from around the world and giving them a mentor to each thus making them a mentee. Once all mentors are done selecting their mentees, the real work starts. With the help of their mentor, the mentee has to work on their proposed ideas and then exhibit it in front of a large audience.
Giving aspiring creators the chance to work with well-achieved individuals will not just enhance the quality of outcome, but also provides a framework for collaborative development of the idea and a well-known stage to present it. Since its creation, the Forecast mentorship program has always been a great success and has allowed creative ideas to nourish and take great form. The selection of Hamza in the 7th edition to give life to his amazing idea is surely a piece of great news for Pakistan.