About The Director

About The Director

Jawad Sharif is an award-winning filmmaker based in Pakistan, known for his signature visual storytelling style. He has an intuitive talent for revealing spontaneous human moments. He is among the rare filmmakers who are proficient in weaving compelling visuals and narratives in both fiction and non-fiction films. He was awarded a scholarship to contribute to an International Film Exchange Program at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. Jawad is also an alumnus of the Swedish Institute and Institut Fur Auslandsbeziehunge, Germany.

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. He has also directed telefilms, TV series, and several TV commercials.

Jawad founded his production company Bipolar Films in 2010. He envisions his organization to be a vehicle for his passion for social change. Other than filmmaking, Jawad serves as an advisory board member of a not-for-profit organization "Forum for Dignity Initiatives," which helps protect the rights of sexual and gender minorities in Pakistan.

His first feature film, "Indus Blues" is about the fading folk instruments from various indigenous cultures in Pakistan, which has recently premiered in prominent international film festivals. He has also won several awards as the cinematographer and editor of "K2 & the Invisible Footmen," which has screened in film festivals around the world.

For more info and projects, please visit Jawad's official website http://jawadsharif.net