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Anam Abbas is a Pakistan based Pakistani/Canadian filmmaker. She runs Other Memory Media. As a producer and DOP her first feature 'Showgirls of Pakistan', winner of the Best Pitch Award at the 2016 Hotdocs Forum, premiered in competition at IDFA 2020 and was released globally by VICE in 2021 and has over 2 million views.
Anam's first feature documentary as a Director, 'This Stained Dawn', supported by the Canada Arts Council in 2020, follows the feminist activists who organize the 'Aurat March' in Pakistan. It premiered in International Competition at the 2021 Sheffield Doc Fest and is in the New Asian Currents competition program at the Yamagata IFF 2021.
Anam is an alumni of Locarno Film Festival's Open Doors Hub 2017, 2018 Berlinale Talents, 2019 Film Independant Global Media Makers, 2020 Berlinale Talents Project Market Fellow and 2020 Cannes Producer's Network.
She is a 2020 Telefilm Canada Talents to Watch Grant awardee for Zarrar Kahn directed art house horror 'In Flames', scheduled to release in 2023.
Anam is also one of the founding members of the Documentary Association of Pakistan (DAP) and the newly formed South Asia Doc Collective.