Usman Mukhtar

Passionate about everything related to films and filmmaking, Usman Mukhtar started his career as an independent director, cinematographer and actor 12 years ago in Islamabad. A Graduate in Journalism, Usman started experimenting with cinematography and editing at an early age when he used to compile tribute videos for his favourite wrestlers.

Films shown in Divvy Film Festival 2020


Bench, Usman Mukhtar, 2020
12 min
BENCH is about a young couple who are at a crossroad of their relationship where leaving each other is just as difficult as staying together. They meet again at their favourite spot to resolve their conflict, once and for all.
Winner: Best Short Film at South Shore Film Festival, New York, 2020
Finalist: Cannes International Independent Film Festival – CIIFF, 2020; Independent Shorts Awards, LA, 2020
Official Selections: 3rd South Asian Film Festival, Kolkata, 2020; Prisma; IffsaToronto, FiLUMS, 2020
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