Pakistani filmmaker featured on Forbes '30 Under 30 Asia' list

Published: April 13, 2017
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Pakistani filmmaker Shahnawaz Zali has made it to Forbes '30 Under 30 Asia: Entertainment and Sports' list. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

Pakistani filmmaker Shahnawaz Zali has made it to Forbes '30 Under 30 Asia: Entertainment and Sports' list. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

Pakistani filmmaker Shahnawaz Zali has made it to Forbes ’30 Under 30 Asia: Entertainment and Sports’ list.

Zali, who hails from Lahore, is a graduate of Northwestern University Qatar Campus and has won international accolades for his films. His documentary ‘100 Steps-Sau Qadam’ was nominated as the Best film in the Narrative category for the 43rd Student Academy Awards.

Pakistani filmmaker nominated for Student Oscar

The film, made in 2015, revolves around a young boy who is dragged into suicide bombings. It won awards at the Miami International Film Festival, the Accolade Global Film Festival and Qatar Media Awards.

Zali, previously, also won the Best Film award, for his film Muhammad at the Qatar Media Awards 2014.

The judges panel included singer Yuna, CNN International correspondent Mallika Kapur, rugby player and heavyweight boxer Sonny Bill Williams and Pakistan’s two-time Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy.

The Forbes’ list also featured Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt, Grammy Award winning singer Lorde, singer Troye Sivan and actor Margot Robbie.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Hasan
    Apr 13, 2017 - 11:43AM

    Hurray !! More power to this young guy for doing great work.Recommend

  • Prespective
    Apr 13, 2017 - 3:54PM

    Bravo!.. keep the good work.Recommend

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