Let's Create a Fabulous Festival

Our Mission

To become the epicenter of youth filmmaking to inspire the next generation of filmmakers, create new audiences and celebrate Southasian culture and identity.

Zero mm is curated by Shoaib Iqbal and is a project of The Little Art.

Shoaib Iqbal


Shoaib Iqbal is an arts manager who has worked as curator, director and arts educator since 2000. He founded The Little Art, a non-profit arts education organization and Lahore International Children’s Film Festival. Shoaib post-graduated from DeVos Institute of Arts Management (Kennedy Centre, Washington D.C.), a 2013 Asia21 fellow with Asia Society, an Acumen 2015 fellow & ArtThink SouthAsia fellow. Shoaib worked with British Council as Head of Arts, Pakistan for a couple of years and currently pursuing M.A. in Arts and Cultural Management from Leuphana University, Germany.

Past Advisers (from the first edition of the Festival) 

Kanak Dixit

Editor/ Writer – Nepal

Jamil Dehlavi

Film Maker – Pakistan

Prasanna Vithanage

Film Maker – Srilanka

Nilofar Pazira

Film Maker – Afghanistan

Sabiha Sumar

Film Maker – Pakistan

Past Mentors (from the first edition of the Festival)

Sahraa karimi

Film Director – Afghanistan

Ammar Aziz

Film Maker – Pakistan

Maheen Zia

Film Director – Pakistan

Neeraj Bhasin

Filmmaker/ Artist – India

Firozeh Usufzay

Cross-cultural filmmaker, digital strategist, educator & founder – Pakistan

Asoka Handagama

Film Maker – Srilanka

Reecha Sharma

Actress – Nepal

Min Bahadur Bham

Director – Nepal

Asmita Shrish

Film Maker – Nepal

Rezwan Shariar Sumit

Director – Bangladesh

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