Iram Parveen BilalFilmmaker
Iram Parveen Bilal is a creator excited to tell impactful stories envisioning an inclusive world. Raised in Nigeria and Pakistan, she is a certified third culture “kid”. Her latest feature, I'LL MEET YOU THERE, was in narrative competition at SXSW 2020, acquired by Level Forward, opened to rave reviews and is being rolled out internationally. Her next feature, ONE OF A KIND, was 1 of 15 invited to the 2019 Cannes L'Atelier, and is slated for production next year. Her TV pilot, DETAINED, was optioned by Wayfarer Studios. Eager to raise while rising, Bilal initiated the formation of the Pakistani Oscar committee and is the founder of QALAMBAAZ, Pakistan's first professional screenwriting lab. Iram is also an active mentor for women in film and tech. Spotlighted as 1 of 8 directors to watch by the Alliance of Women Directors, she is also a CAPE, Film Independent, Watson fellow and multiple time Women in Film awardee. She has been profiled by the New York Times, featured on NPR, BBC, Bloomberg, Filmmaker Magazine among others. When she isn't telling stories, she is dancing to Bollywood tunes or nerding out with fellow Caltech engineers. She believes genuine curiosity is the only antidote to fear.