Pakistani Filmmaker Nominated For Student Academy Awards
Published: Aug 4, 2016

Pakistani student Shahnawaz Zali’s documentary, 100 Steps-Sau Qadam has been nominated as Best film in the Narrative category for the 43rd Student Academy Awards.

The 23-year-old is a student director, cinematographer and writer studying at the Northwestern University in Qatar.


The film was made in 2015 and revolves around a young boy who is dragged into suicide bombings.

Shahnawaz has previously won the Best Film award (for Muhammad) at the Qatar Media Awards 2014 and Best Screenplay award (for 100 Steps) at the Qatar Media Awards 2015.