Iram Parveen Bilal

Iram Parveen Bilal

Co-chair of the Asian American Writer’s Committee

Physics Olympian turned filmmaker

Raised in Nigeria and Pakistan, Bilal is a Physics Olympian turned filmmaker. Her latest film, EXTINCTION, is a dystopian future where the #MuslimBan goes extreme. Next, she is excited to lens her award winning script FORBIDDEN STEPS, a film about a Muslim cop in Chicago. Bilal is developing TV projects set both in the US and in the UK. Her feature project WAKHRI, based on a social media star in Pakistan, just got selected at Locarno’s Open Doors Hub financing market. An avid public speaker and activist, she is a co-chair of the Asian American Writer’s Committee at the WGA and a board member for the Caltech Y, her alma mater. Bilal initiated the Pakistani Oscar committee and is the founder of Pakistan’s first professional screenwriting lab (QALAMBAAZ). She is a Thomas J Watson, Women In Film, Film Independent and CAPE fellow and an active member of the Alliance of Women Directors and Film Fatales. She has a B.S. (honors) from Caltech and an MFA from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. She believes that genuine curiosity is the antidote to fear.