People PhD

Iram Ghufran

Iram Ghufran is filmmaker, educator and researcher, currently based at the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), University of Westminster. Iram’s PhD project at CREAM is a speculative documentary film that explores questions of futurity.

Iram holds a Masters in Mass Communication from AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. She worked at the Sarai Programme, CSDS for several years where she coordinated/ curated several intermedia projects and exhibitions. She has co-curated several editions of Soundphiles: experiments in sound for the IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival.

Her films has been shown in several international art and cinematic contexts including Forum Expanded Berlinale, SAARC Film Festival, Experimenta India, Brakhage Center Symposium, Dhaka Art Summit, 3rd Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition, New York Indian International Film, Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, and Open Frame among others. She has been the recipient of several residencies and fellowships including PSBT film fellowship, West Heavens research and film residency, Arts Network Asia fellowship, and Pro Helvetia- Swiss Arts Council residency. She was shortlisted for the Tim Hetherington Visionary Award in 2016.

Iram has won several awards for her work, including: Jakarta International Gold Award, Special Jury Mention at the SAARC Film Festival – Colombo, two National Film Awards, the Mary Kay First Prize at the International Women’s Film Festival – Seoul, Best Documentary at the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala.

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