Mehreen Jabbar is an award winning and critically acclaimed Pakistani-American filmmaker and director, with two decades of national and international experience. Her extensive catalog of directorial work includes two feature films, multiple TV and streaming series’ and several shorts, primarily created for the South Asian market.
Mehreen’s first feature film, Ramchand Pakistani, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize and the Satyajit Ray Award. It was also screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and released theatrically in Pakistan, India, and the United Kingdom, with digital distribution in the US. Her second feature, Dobara Phir Se (Deja Vu) was released theatrically in Pakistan, the UK, the USA, and the UAE and was showcased at a number of film festivals, including the Seattle South Asian Film Festival and the Chicago South Asian Film Festival.
In recent years Mehreen’s work has focused on developing and directing episodic series for streaming platforms and cable channels. These include Ek Jhoothi Love Story (A False Love Story) and Farar (The Escape), both of which were created for Zee5, one of India’s largest streaming platforms and Jurm (The Crime), a 4 episode limited series for GEO TV, Pakistan.
Mehreen has served as a directing mentor at Mira Nair's ‘Maisha Film Lab’ in Uganda. She has served as a jury member for numerous local and international film festivals. She has also been a panel speaker at a number of film forums, and spoken at universities including NYU, Columbia University, St. Mary's College, Maryland, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, and Kings College, UK.
Mehreen lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Satyajit Ray Award at the London Film Festival
Audience Award at the Fribourg Film Festival
Best Screenplay at the DC South Asian Film Festival
Best Film at the Pakistan International Film Festival
Lux Style Award
Best TV Director
Pakistan Media Award
Best TV Director