Andrew Tkach has over 30 years of experience producing documentaries and TV magazine reports, often examining human rights and how environmental issues affect local communities.Read more
Abdullah is a Producer & Director of factual documentaries from Pakistan. His journey to visual storytelling started with his interest in wildlife photography, which he turned into a career. He has worked as Science Communicator with Pakistan Wildlife Foundation, as a Cameraman with Walkabout films and Director of Photography at ABD Media.
Aibek Baiymbetov is a filmmaker from Kyrgyzstan who is currently a Junior Research Fellow at the Cultural Heritage and Humanities Unit of the University of Central Asia in Bishkek. Previously he worked at the Public Foundation of Holistic Development
Asmita Shrish is a Nepalese director based in the UK, whose films include Gyalmu's House, Auntie Ganga and Chandra.
Cyrus Viccaji is a content creator and educator who grew up in Karachi, Pakistan. He studied Communication Design from The Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture with a focus on photography and filmmaking. He went on to work at Pakistan’s first English News channel, as a reporter and producer, cameraman and editor.
Haya Fatima Iqbal is an Academy and two-time Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker based in Pakistan. Haya is also the Co-Founder of the Documentary Association of Pakistan (DAP), an initiative to promote the art of documentary film in Pakistan.
Iskender Aliev & Bermet Borubaeva, Co-directors of Bishkek Smog are filmmakers and environmental activists from Kyrgyzstan who want to examine how air pollution carries an economic burden harms human health and generally has a negative impact on ecosystems and global climate change.
Jamilia Jeenbaeva is a climate sociologist and writer based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan who co-founded and runs the ecological readings workshops Elekdilgir and Bioregion Kyrgyzstan lectoria for post-climate deep adaptation and regeneration among Central Asia's mountain people, nature and living communities.
Janyl Jusupjan is a Kyrgyz filmmaker, who is now finishing her new feature film made in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Previously Janyl worked for Radio Free Europe, covering Central Asia for over 20 years.
Jawad Sharif is a Pakistani filmmaker whose work focuses on the interface between the dominant culture and the real impact on people, society and the environment. He is among the rare filmmakers who are proficient in weaving compelling visuals and narratives in both fiction and non-fiction films.
KarimShallwanee is a producer and director at Funkari Film and a student of Muslim cultures and ethnomusicology, hailing from Karachi, Pakistan For the past few years Karim and his team have been documenting the impact of climate change in various parts of Central and South Asia.
Munmun Dhalaria, a NatGeo Explorer, is the director of MoonPeakFilms in India, where she produces award winning documentaries about nature, science and social justice. She is currently producing broadcast films for Vice, IndiaAlliance and Agah Khan Foundation.
Sayohat Khalilova is a young filmmaker from Tajikistan producing films in her native Pamir region.
Shanta Nepali is a Nepalese filmmaker and mountaineer. She has produced documentaries and worked for international clients including “The story of God” with Morgan Freeman, Expedition Unknown, Dual Survival, and MTV franchise TV show Himalaya Roadies season 1. She is also the founder of Nepali Female Filmmakers, which facilitates collaborations, workshops and training for female filmmakers.
Tariq Alexander Qaiser is a Pakistan based architect who has spent the better part of a decade visiting and documenting Karachi's unappreciated mangrove forest.
Tazeen Bari has been making documentaries in Pakistan for over 10 years, including “Letters From Death Row” (Witness - Al Jazeera) “Vote for X”, “Qandeel" (Guardian Documentaries) and "Pakistan: On The Frontlines" (Viceland). Tazeen is the co-founder of the Documentary Association of Pakistan. and is also currently developing her first fiction feature.
Tolik Gadomamadov is an independent film director living in Khorog Tajikistan whose previous film Shogun, explored the traditional culture of remote villages in the Pamirs.