Uzair Amjad (b.1989) is a Pakistani filmmaker and multimedia artist based in Helsinki. He holds an MA in Visual Culture, Curating, and Contemporary Arts from Aalto University, Finland. Amjad’s works borrow greatly from his original training as an image-maker and from oral traditions of storytelling.
In 2020, Amjad’s first short film ‘Paper Promises’ had its National Premiere at Helsinki international film festival (HIFF) and its international premiere at the academy awards qualifying Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF). ‘Paper Promises’ received the audience award at HIFF 2020.
Currently, Amjad is working on a project titled ‘Off the menu – Neapolitan pizza’s made with Finnish tomatoes and a secret ingredient’. The project is funded by the Finnish cultural foundation, it is composed of a publication of short stories and a video work. ‘Off the menu’ will be showcased at Mänttä Art Festival 2021.