Islamabad : Pakistan National Council of the Arts organized an open contest of short films in celebration of 73rd Independence day of Pakistan. The contestants from all across Pakistan sent short videos reflecting the various aspects of the diverse Pakistani culture. This contest was aimed to motivate young generation towards celebration of Independenceday during these critical times and creating innovative stuff in this regard. PNCA also announced cash prizes for top three shortlisted clips and uploaded the online award ceremony on PNCA, official Facebook page on 14th August 2020.In award ceremony the renowned Pakistani celebrity Mr Farooq Qaiser and Director General PNCA Dr Fouzia Saeed were the guest of honour along with famous film maker/critic Mr Aijaz Gul and Progamme Coordinator PNCA Mr Umer Zaka.The winners were announced and Mr Zaheer Zaufran got 3rd position for his video named “Yeh mera Pakistan”. Mr Ahmad Abbas secured 2nd position for his video titled “Wafa us ki”. First prize of this esteemed event was given to Mr Omar Nafees for his beautiful short film named “Phurr”.Mr Aijaz Gul in his remarks gave an outlook on the selection process and provided some value able tips to the young award holders regarding editing and content selection. Mr Farooq Qaiser appreciated the craft of young film makers and showed his compliments. He briefly described the importance of films as an effective medium of commination and how to improve the power of expression keeping in view the fundamentals.Upon conclusion the Director General PNCA Dr Fouzia Saeed cordially appreciated the participation of all the respected participants for making this event successful. She enlightened the importance of creativity on both individual and collective level, congratulated the award holders for showing some exceptional work. She also gave a brief insight about PNCA recent one year film course and motivated the emerging film makers to adopt it in order to improve their craft. She also congratulated Mr Farooq Qaiser for achieving the most prestigious civil award “Sitara-i- Imtiaz” and showed her regards on behalf of PNCA.She also acknowledged the role of PNCA performing arts team for their smooth coordination and conducting the successful contest in the short span of time. Online speech contest and painting competition among children is part of the Independence Day Programmes of PNCA that will be held on 17-8- 2020.