Pakistani producer and filmmaker Jamshed Mehmood Raza, known as ‘Jami’, has recently won the Open Doors – TFL (TorinoFilmLab) award at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland, hence acquiring another international acclaim to his overall achievements.
“Well that’s very interesting because I was making the video for someone else,” Jami said, all smiles as he received the award. “Again, thank you so much, 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. Thank you so much.”
Jami was one of two Pakistani producers selected to be part of Open Doors Lab, the other producer being Mehnaz Alavi Diwan of Studio Rail Films.
The Open Doors – TFL Award aims at developing the winner’s contacts at an international level, helping them initiate commercial negotiations on the projects currently being developed.
Founded in 1946, the Locarno Film Festival is held every year in Locarno, Switzerland.