Mehreen Jabbar Mehreen is an award-winning and critically acclaimed director and producer with an extensive two-decade-long career with 2 feature films, and multiple TV and web series, and shorts to her credit. She has earned numerous accolades for her work. Her first feature film ‘Ramchand Pakistani’ premiered in competition at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2008. It was awarded the FIPRISCI Prize by the International Federation of Film Critics, the Satyajit Ray Award at the London Film Festival and was screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for a week-long run. It was released theatrically in Pakistan, India and the United Kingdom with digital distribution in the US. Her second feature film Dobara Phir Se filmed in New York and Karachi had a successful theatrical release in Pakistan, the UK, the USA, and the UAE in December 2016. It was also showcased at the Seattle South Asian Film Festival, the Chicago South Asian Film Festival, and the Issaquah Film Festival, Seattle. Mehreen has been a founding member of the KaraFilm Festival in Karachi, Pakistan. She has been a directing mentor at Mira Nair’s Maisha Film Lab in Uganda, and has been a panel speaker at a number of events and has spoken at NYU, Columbia University, St Mary’s College, Maryland, St Joseph’s University, Philadelphia amongst others. She has served as a jury member in many local and international film festivals.
Mehreen lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Films shown in Divvy Film Festival 2023
Mehreen Jabbar, Baira Gharakh, 2022
Nothing goes as planned when a wife, her husband, and his mistress end up in the same house at the same time. With murder in the air, who will be the last one standing?
Films shown in Divvy Film Festival 2021
Based on actual events about an accidental border crossing of a Pakistani Hindu boy and his father into India and the consequences of this unintended action on the lives of the boy, his father and mother
Films shown in Divvy Film Festival 2020
Two estranged sisters meet at their family home after 20 years and end up unearthing many skeletons in their closet.
Winner: Best Story/Screenplay for Lala Begum at the DCSAFF, USA 2017