Seemab Gul

Punjabi, Patwari, Aiwan, Ghukkar, Pakistani

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Seemab Gul is an independent documentary filmmaker with ten years of directing and producing experience. Her documentary Zahida was broadcast on Al Jazeera and it’s trailer has over 10 million views. Zahida also won the Audience Award at Tasveer SAFF. Seemab’s works have premiered in HotDocs, SXSW, Sheffield Doc Fest, Geneva Contemporary Art Centre and many international festivals and galleries. Her portfolio includes documentaries, drama, hybrid films and art installations. Her works have been commissioned by Arts Council England, CBA WoldView, Channel 4 Random Acts and Moti Roti Foundation. She produced the short documentary The Watchmaker, which was a festival favourite and was acquired by multiple online platforms.  She has just completed an Ethnocine Artists Residency at Haverford College as producer/editor on a short documentary called How I Like It. Seemab is an alumni of Locarno Producers Lab, Berlinale Talent and NFTS Film Clinic. 

Seemab is also an educator and teaches documentary filmmaking at the London Film Academy.  Seemab completed a BA in Fine Art at Surrey Institute of Art & Design. After undertaking a PACE course in Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths, she completed a Masters in Filmmaking at the London Film School.

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Project: Portrait of Putin without an Ermine (producer) Stage: Production Logline: Inspired by the Russian craze of the re-enactment of famous paintings, Ira, a refugee based in the UK, takes on the task of creating a political artwork that focuses on stories of repressions against activists and artists in Russia. Pitched @ DOK Leipzig Short n' Sweet 2020 - looking for funding, commissioning and archive specialist

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