Rotterdam Lab

Fawzia Mahmood

Fawzia Mahmood is a filmmaker and producer of fiction and documentary from, living and working in London. She graduated from the National Film and Television School with an MA in Producing in 2017, having previously studied economics and South Asian history. Her work has screened at Locarno, London, Vancouver, San Diego, São Paulo, and Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Festivals, amongst others. Fawzia is currently developing an international slate of projects across genre, platform and budget level. She is an alumna of Edinburgh Film Festival Talent Lab 2018, Berlinale Talents 2019 and Ji.hlava Emerging Producers 2020.

NW Pictures - United Kingdom

Based in London, NW Pictures is developing and producing a slate of projects that cut across genre, platform, budget level and borders. The company seeks to centre minoritised voices and cultivate original work with spirit, tenacity and vision.


Projects in development

Grunwick co-written by Fawzia Mahmood and Oliver Henderson (feature)

Bengal by Fawzia Mahmood (documentary feature)


Released films

Acta Non Verba by Yvann Yagchi (documentary feature)

The Light Refracts Into the Shadows by Kevin Yeh (short)

Pipe Dreams by Christa Jarrold (animation short)

Fawzia Mahmood

Rotterdam Lab

Rotterdam Lab participants 2023

See the names of the emerging producers joining us for the Rotterdam Lab 2023.