Aatif Nawaz is an award-winning filmmaker and stand-up comic based in London. Exceptionally popular in the British-Asian community, he has built a solid fanbase for his work on stage and screen over the past six years.
Aatif has shared the stage with comics like Omid Djalili, Shazia Mirza, Tim Vine, Nathan Caton, Steven K Amos, Anil Desai, Imran Yousuf and many others, performing across the country and around the World in countries as disparate as Ghana, UAE, Pakistan, The Netherlands, The USA and of course England.
In 2012, Aatif won an honourable mention laural at the Los Angeles Movie Awards for his short documentary Postcards From Lahore. He has written and directed several TV shows and films in Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi and English, appearing on programming for Channel 5, Sky One and the BBC.
Recently, Aatif has started hosting a new comedy talk show entitled The Aatif Nawaz Show for TV Apex. He continues to perform stand-up comedy regularly whilst working on his forthcoming debut as a feature film director.
You can find out more about Aatif at his website (aatifnawaz.com) or his Twitter Feed (@AatifNawaz).
Congratulations Ali! Yours was my favourite of all the films I saw at the festival. Beautiful story, excellent performances and with such an authentic dynamic. Would be honoured to work with you some day. Best of luck in the competition!