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Iram Kamran Qureshi PhD MSc BA FHEA


Dr Iram Qureshi is an award-winning film and TV producer and director and Senior Lecturer in Digital Film and Television Production at Ravensbourne University London. She is a former Assistant Examiner of Cambridge University, between 2011-2021, and co-founder of London based film production companies KQ Movies and Evergreen Media Europe.

Iram is accepting PhD candidates. Her research interests include Women in Cinema, Postwar British Cinema, Indian Cinema, Film and TV Productions, Gender, Intersex, Film Directors, and Practice-based research. She has mentored/produced research films for PhD students such as fiction feature, a practical component of a PhD Professional Practice Film, TV And Media Research dissertation for a PhD student at the school of Art, Media and American Studies, University of East Anglia, UK. And a documentary research component, which was a part of the Critical Documentary Practises PhD module for a PhD student of Southern Illinois University Carbondale US.

Iram has in-depth knowledge of film and television production, direction, and post-production for almost two decades. Currently, she is writing a book on Wendy Toye and 1950s British Cinema, which has been commissioned by Manchester University Press as the first book on a woman film-maker in their established book series British Film Makers.

She has recently produced a romantic feature film Only Love Matters, the first feature of cinema with lead intersex characters set in the United Kingdom and won almost 30 awards including Best Producer, Best Feature, Best Director, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Actress and Best Editing in international film festivals along with several nominations and official selections. Please see: https://onlylovemattersmovie.com/

Iram was the winner of the Best Film Producer in New York Movie Awards and Big Syn International Film Festival, London 2021; Hollywood Gold Award for Production Design and Best Feature Film at the Hollywood Gold Awards 2021; Winner Best Romantic Movie at the Rome International Movie Awards 2021; Special Recognition Award winner in the University of East Anglia’s Engagement Awards 2022 for Only Love Matters; She got 3rd position at the Brunel University Alumni Award for producing Best Feature Film; Best series award in the 1st Indus Drama Awards 2005 and Best talk show award in PTV Awards 2002. She was also a Finalist in Innovation and Impact Award 2022 University of East Anglia 2022, nominee for the Best Female Producer including Toronto International Women Film Festival 2021 and Semi finalist of LA Independent Women Film Awards 2021.

Iram’s Ph.D. was in Film and Television, from Brunel University London. It was the first sustained analysis of a pioneer woman director, Wendy Toye’s career in 1950s British cinema and television. Please see: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/21079

Iram started her career in media with her internship at Combine Media in year 2000 during her MSc in Communication Sciences (major in TV Production).

Iram was an invited speaker at Brunel University London by the Professional Development Centre; Elsie Inglis Sit Still Event in Edinburgh, hosted by Lord Provost and Mary Erskine School’s FP Guild; and the Green Film Festival, University of East Anglia where she conducted a workshop on Film and Environment in Covid! 

She presented her research, “A Critical Exploration of Indian Partition Characters by a British Asian Woman Director: An Ideological Analysis.” at Trinity University, the US in 2020.

Iram produced and directed branded TV talk shows including Ariel Mothers, Nestle Nido Young Stars & Nestle Nesvita Women of Strength, Indus Drama Award winning television film series Maa Aur Mamta (Motherhood), TV drama serials such as Unbounded Love & An Evicted Lord, documentaries such as Beyond the Silence of the Sea and Those 70 Days.

Recent Publication: 

A woman for two pennies, (2022) American peer reviewed Journal Jump Cut https://www.ejumpcut.org/currentissue/IramQureshi/index.html

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