Jawad Sharif is an award-winning filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer, who has come into prominence for exploring the often-ignored social subjects. His work focuses on the interface between the dominant culture and the real impact on people, society and the environment. Jawad is a Ted Fellow and an alumnus of the the UCLA, Swedish Institute and Institut Fur Auslandsbeziehunge, Germany. He is the Festival Director of Asia Peace Film Festival and jury member of the Jaipur Library Academy Awards. Jawad is also a founding member of Climate Kahani & Cinema For Change.
He has worked on a number of socially and culturally sensitive film projects involving the themes of human rights and social injustice besides arts and culture. His feature films include Indus Blues, The Losing Side, K-2 and the Invisible Footmen, The Color of Smog, Natari, and Beyond the Heights. His recent film The Losing Side has won the best Human Rights Award at the Cannes World Film festival. “Indus Blues” has won the Grand Jury Prize at GIFF and has been nominated in several other international film festivals including CPH-DOX, Copenhagen. His films have been screened in over a hundred festivals worldwide and won awards.
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