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Akifa Mian

Akifa Mian


Year Role / Type Name of Production / Director Company
2014 Producer Director
Film (Docu)
+ve Space
Akifa Mian
Laetaan Production


  • Year
  • 2010
    MA in Directing for Film & TV
    University of Westminster, London, UK

About me

Akifa Mian is a writer-director, who received her Master’s in Directing for Film and Television from University of Westminster, London, in Fiction. Akifa enjoys the storytelling element of film-making; following her efforts in theatre, she now uses film as her medium to tell stories that she feels need to be told to our world today, namely – '+ve Space' , 'Kahani Wali Game', 'Unknown', 'Inaam'.

Akifa's work has been exhibited in nationally and international festivals like London Asian Film festival, Dhaka Art Summit , HBS International conference and Art institutions of cultural significance. To name a few cities : London, Vienna, Germany, Dehli, Calcutta and Dhaka, as well as all three major metropolitan cities of Pakistan - Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi. Her latest film +ve Space was screened in Los Angeles and Chicago and now is to be screened in a Germany.

She has taught both graduate and undergraduate programs at Beaconhouse National University and Lahore’s National College of Arts as Assistant Professor of Film . She setup the Film specialization at Beaconhouse National University and Headed it for 4 years.

Additional Information

Honours and awards

 UCLA - University California Los Angeles – Film School Dec 2014 Screening and Talk on 3 films by Akifa Mian
 Marwen Art center Chicago Dec 2014 Screening and Talk on 3 films by Akifa Mian
 The Oscars - The Academy Awards 2014/15
Selection committee member for the feature film from Pakistan 2014/15
 My work is being discussed as counter narrative to world view of Pakistan in the first book to be published on South Asian Female Filmmakers by Esha Niyogi from UCLA.
 YPAF – Youh Performing Arts Festival by Rafi Peer Theater Oct 2014 Judge for awarding Best Film, Director, Screenplay and Cinematography
 Lahore Digital Film Festival 2014/15 Jury member for the festival
 THAAP 5th International Conference 2014 - Selection committee member for Short Film Screening during the Conference
 Dhaka Art Summit 2014
'Unknown' was screened in Dhaka Art Summit – Feb 2014
 The Oscars - The Academy Awards 2013/14
Selection committee member for the feature film from Pakistan 2013/14
 International Peace and Security Conference – Dec 2011 'Kahani Wali Game' was screened in the conference
 Common Wealth & Citizens Archive Pakistan – 2011
'Kahani Wali Game' was screened as part of an visual arts ensemble in Lahore & Karachi
 13th London Asian Film Festival 2011 'Inaam' was screened in the festival
- Awarded Best Director for the festival - Title: ‘Aadhi Baat’ by Bano Qudsia - Dec 2004 Old World Theater festival, Delhi, India. by
Laetaan Productions


Mr. Malcom Mowbray
Prof. Sajida Vandal
Dr. Mehdi Hasan
Ms. Sharmeen Obaid


Primary Job Category Director
Secondary Job Category Writer
Years in industry 6+ years
Job Category AD (1st), Art Dept Assistant, Continuity Supervisor, Director (2nd Unit), Film Tutor, Lecturer / Teacher, Line Producer, Location Assistant, Production Assistant, Production Co-ordinator (Junior), Production Secretary, Props Assistant, Publicity Assistant, Script Supervisor, Script Writer, Set Dresser, Transcriber , Videographer, Wardrobe Assistant, Wardrobe Supervisor, Writer, Writer / Director
Experienced in Arts, Corporate, Film (Feature), Film (Short), Music, Travel
Languages Spoken English, Punjabi, Urdu