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Shehzad Afzal

Shehzad Afzal, a multi-arts practitioner, started his film career after completing a screenwriting course at Abertay University in 2004, writing and directing a graduation piece and winning Best Short
Film. Selected for his screenwriting abilities, Shehzad took part in the world’s first think tank on Video Game Narrative at IC-CAVE, Abertay University. Shehzad was also selected for an international
Video Game Design competition final in Dubai, UAE, winning an international runner-up prize in 2005 and 2007 – the only participant to have been selected for the finals twice in the competition’s

Shehzad’s first documentary film, Bo Kata, premiered in February 2007 then screened across Scotland. The film looked at the sub-culture of the Kite Duelists and the industry surrounding it in Lahore, Pakistan. Bo Kata was nominated for Best Film 2007 for the prestigious Satyajit Ray Film Foundation Award. Recent projects include Vanille, a short fiction drama, shot in Paris and produced in collaboration with Screen Academy Scotland and Screen Academy Wales, the first ever collaboration of its kind in the UK.

Shehzad is currently studying part-time for a MA in Screen Project Development at Screen Academy Scotland at Edinburgh Napier University.

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