Srinagar- US based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which presents Oscar awards, has selected Jammu & Kashmir born Shoaib Shawl for its prestigious Academy Gold Rising Program of 2023.
The Academy accepted a selected batch of emerging talent who demonstrate passion, prowess, and potential as a future leader in the film industry, from among thousands of applicants from across the world, sources said.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a professional honorary organization with the stated goal of advancing the arts and sciences of motion pictures.
As part of the Academy Gold Rising Program, Shoaib Shawl will be able to take advantage of the robust networking event offerings, growth and development opportunities, professional mentorship, and more for a curated personal enhancement program like none other in the realm of entertainment, they said.
“Welcoming to Hollywood”, the Academy Gold Rising team wrote to Shoaib Shawl that “he has been selected to join this esteemed network of current and future leaders in film and entertainment because he exhibited exceptional talent, ambition, and curiosity”.
Pursuing his zeal and passion for art and filmmaking, Shoaib recently graduated from New York Film Academy (NYFA), in Los Angeles, California, and has had the opportunity to work as a production designer and director in several projects throughout these years.
While his parents hail from Rajouri town Shoaib has been brought up mainly at Jammu and Dehradun. After completing his schooling in Dehradun he joined the New York Film Academy, Los Angeles.
With his acumen in direction, cinematography, production designing, script writing, Shoaib aims to give a voice to the lesser-known yet magnificent culture of Jammu and Kashmir, and represent it globally through his art and films.
“I am grateful to be part of this community where I am surrounded by mentors with their vast experience in the industry and peers who are the future of cinema. I feel immensely happy not for myself but also for my country and the people of Jammu and Kashmir as I believe, through this platform, I shall be able to represent the voice of our culture at international level. I am really very thankful to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences and the Gold Rising Program for giving me this golden opportunity. I am looking forward to sharing my experience with the people of J&K and collaborate to do something magical”, Shoaib said.
Be Part of Quality Journalism
Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.