Ahsen Ali, M.A.

Lecturer, Technical Manager
at Communication and Design
School of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences


  • M.A in Film & Media Production – New York Film Academy (Los Angeles, USA)
  • B.A in Media Sciences – Iqra University (Karachi, Pakistan)

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer & Technical Manager of Communication & Design: Habib University. June 2019 - Present
  • Visiting Faculty of Media Studies at IoBM. Karachi Pakistan. 2014 - 2019

Courses Taught

  • Film Production III: Direction
  • Advance Cinematography
  • Advance Editing: Theory & Practice
  • Capstone II


  • Nominated for Best Editing “Before the Dawn – Feature Film” at Focus International Film Festival – 2019
  • Won Audience Choice Award for “Daam – Short Film” – 48 Hour Film Festival – 2018
  • Official Selection at FILUMS International Film Festival for “The Pale Red Dot – Short Film” – 2017
  • Won Best Music Video Award for ” Jo Bhi by Sikandar Ka Mandar” at Zab Media Festival – 2014
  • Won Best Cinematography Award for ” Untitled – Short Film” at FILUMS International Film Festival & Zab Media Fest – 2013
  • Won Omore Ad War: IBA – 2012


Ahsen Ali is a Film Director, Cinematographer and Editor; researching and practicing Visual Storytelling and Story Structure in the contemporary South Asian Film Industry. He completed his Masters in Film & Media Production from New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, USA, where he studied Film Direction and Cinematography.

He has over 10 years of experience working in the film industry as a professional Director/ DP & Editor in Los Angeles, USA & Karachi, Pakistan. He has primarily worked on Feature Films, Short Films, Documentaries and Music Videos. He started his teaching career in 2014, teaching film production courses in several universities in Karachi Pakistan. He started at Habib University in June 2019 teaching Film Direction, Cinematography, Editing and Design Research II.

At Habib University, Ahsen is interested in supporting the vibrant Film & Media Community for the students to explore, produce and share their stories using visual storytelling.

Industry Experience (Creative Projects)

Website: https://www.ahsenali.net/

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