KARACHI: The first day of the two-days DICE CAM 2018 successfully culminated yesterday at Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi. The welcome address was given by Dr Khurshid Qureshi, founder and chairman of DICE Foundation and an engineer by profession, who spelled out the vision and mission of DICE (Distinguished Innovations Collaboration and Entrepreneurship.)
The full-day programme comprised working sessions on film, TV, documentary, animation, CGI and special effects which began from the morning and continued till the evening. Delegates were divided into teams and brainstormed to assess the gaps in each field, formalized ideas and drafted proposals. The sessions were personally overseen by the Hollywood producer of JINN, Ajmal Zaheer Ahmed.
The inaugural session in the evening hosted by Usman Mazhar, comprised speeches by the eminent board members of DICE, academia and industry representatives. Bushra Ansar, the chief guest of the evening then addressed the audience. The evening ended with dinner followed by an entertainment segment comprising a classical dance performance by Zahshanné Zehra Malik, a stand-up comic act by Usman Mazhar,a beat boxing segment by I Am Karachi and musical performance by Zarah, and Alycia Dias.
It may be noted, DICE Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, registered in Michigan, USA. The mission of DICE Creative Art & Media (CAM) is to use the powerful mediums of design, art, communication and film to foster a drastic and fundamental change in the thought processes of academia, independent artists, creative entrepreneurs and industry.
The Gap Analysis Working Sessions and Inaugural Ceremony attended by media, industry representatives, and students of various media institutions were a huge success and the participants benefited greatly from it. News Desk