Haroon Riaz


Haroon Riaz is a documentary filmmaker, blogger, and a communications professional who first collaborated with producer and director Jawad Sharif on the award-winning musical documentary Indus Blues (2018) as a non-fiction screenwriter and associate producer His debut short documentary film was The Frozen Giants of Karakoram (2020) about the glacial ecosystem in Pakistan and the Karakoram Anomaly.

Jawad Sharif

Director and Producer

Jawad Sharif is an award-winning filmmaker who has come into prominence for exploring the often-ignored social subjects. His work focuses on the interface between the dominant culture and the real impact on people, society and the environment. Jawad’s contribution in his first documentary, K-2 and The Invisible Footmen (2015), as Cinematographer & Editor, has shocked the audiences with its breath-taking filming of sherpas at the hardest mountain in the world. He became the first Pakistani high-altitude filmmaker who filmed at K-2. His debut films Indus Blues (2018), a musical documentary has won more than 10 awards and was selected at the prestigious CPH:DOX film festival.

Jawad is the founder of Jawad Sharif Films and Bipolar Films, and an alumnus of the Swedish Institute and Institut Fur Auslandsbeziehunge, Germany. He was awarded a scholarship at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television in 2016. Jawad is also the Festival Director of Asia Peace Film Festival and jury member of the Jaipur Library Academy Awards, India.