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
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.
Down the Rabbit Hole (Producer)
Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF) and Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) are pleased to announce their collaboration on an ambitious retrospective called The History of Iranian Cinema by Its Creators.