Pakistani Director, producer Jamshed Mehmood Raza Aka Jami, has won the Open Doors – TFL (TorinoFilmLab) award at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland.
Addresing on the award ceremony, Jami said “Well that’s very interesting because I was making the video for someone else and this is very surprising, because I really wanted to be part of the next session somehow, somewhere with these people, so this is very interesting”
Jami was one of the two Pakistani producers selected to be part of Open Doors Lab, the other producer being Mehnaz Alavi Diwan of Studio Rail Films.
After being founded in 1946, Locarno Film Festival is held every year in Locarno, Switzerland.
The Open Doors – TFL Award aims at developing the winner’s contacts at an international level and helping initiate commercial negotiations on the projects currently being developed.
This year, the Open Doors Lab is focusing on emerging producers/filmmakers from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.