Pakistani Documentary Filmmaker

Pakistan to Submit Short Film Stories


Aiman Saleem, Zubair Yousaf, Behroz Sohail, Musab Abbasi, Sardar Hammad, Mohammad Ilyas and Saleem Ud Din, the team who filmed ‘Sikandar Rikshaw Wala’, ItHappensOnlyinPakistan on the theme OurDiversePakistan, have been selected to work with DW Documentary to produce a 12-15 minutes long documentary film and win a prize of Rs330,000.

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These documentary films will be released on DW Documentary’s official It Happens Only In Pakistan is a nationwide video story contest organized by Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster. This time, the theme for the contest was sharing stories under the hashtag OurDiversePakistan, and invited filmmakers from all over Pakistan to submit short documentary-styled videos that captured stories of unsung, unique Pakistani heroes. Jury for the contest included noted Pakistani documentary filmmakers Jami and Babar Sheikh. The contest accepted entries from July 5 to August 25, 2019.