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Shahnawaz Zali nominated for ‘Student Oscar’

The documentary 100 Steps-Sau Qadam has been nominated as Best film in the Narrative category for the 43rd Student Academy Awards.

This 2015 documentary, made by Pakistani student Shahnawaz Zali, is about a young boy who is dragged into  suicide bombings.

Shahnawaz is a student director, cinematographer and writer studying at the Northwestern University in Qatar.

The 23-year-old director, who is from Lahore, has expressed his excitement about his film’s nomination.

Shahnawaz has won a number of accolades previously, including the Best Film award (for Muhammad) at the Qatar Media Awards 2014 and Best Screenplay award (for 100 Steps) at the Qatar Media Awards 2015.

Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy congratulated Shahnawaz on his achievement.

The ceremony will be held on the 22nd of September.

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