Shahnawaz Zali was also nominated for a Student Academy Award in 2016.
Pakistani filmmaker Shahnawaz Zali has been named in the Forbes '30 Under 30 Asia: Entertainment & Sports' list.
Zali's documentary 100 Steps - Sou Qadam (2015), which chronicles the life of a young suicide bomber, has bagged several awards at international film festivals including the Miami International Film Festival and the Accolade Global Film Festival.
The Northwestern University Qatar Campus graduate was also nominated for a Student Academy Award in 2016.
The Forbes '30 Under 30 Asia: Entertainment & Sports' list also includes Bollywood star Alia Bhatt, New Zealand's singing sensation Lorde and Wolf of Wall Street actor Margot Robbie.
On the judges panel was two-time Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy along with rugby player and heavyweight boxer Sonny Bill Williams, singer Yuna, international correspondent CNN Mallika Kapur.