Film Fatales
Iram Parveen Bilal
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Raised in Nigeria and Pakistan, Bilal is a Physics Olympian turned filmmaker. Her latest film, EXTINCTION, is a dystopian future where the #MuslimBan goes extreme. Next, she is excited to lens her award winning script FORBIDDEN STEPS, a film about a Muslim cop in Chicago. Bilal is developing TV projects set both in the US and in the UK. Her feature project WAKHRI, based on a social media star in Pakistan, just got selected at Locarno’s Open Doors Hub financing market. An avid public speaker and activist, she is a co-chair of the Asian American Writer’s Committee at the WGA and a board member for the Caltech Y, her alma mater. Bilal initiated the Pakistani Oscar committee and is the founder of Pakistan’s first professional screenwriting lab (QALAMBAAZ). She is a Thomas J Watson, Women In Film, Film Independent and CAPE fellow and an active member of the Alliance of Women Directors and Film Fatales. She believes that genuine curiosity is the antidote to fear.