Lecturer of Filmmaking Practice
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: MA Documentary Film Direction, University of Theater and Film Arts Budapest
Research Areas: Documentary Film, Visual Anthropology, Cinematography
Umair Bilal is a documentary filmmaker whose undergrad in Media Sciences introduced him to the world of visual storytelling. In 2012, he received a full scholarship to start a joint master degree in Documentary Film Direction under the Erasmus Mundus program of the European Commission (www.docnomads.eu), where he studied in University of Theater and Film Arts in Budapest, LUCA School or Arts in Brussels and Lusofona University in Lisbon. He got the opportunity to direct several documentary films which were screened in various international film festivals. His recent interest of research is exploring the intersection of visual anthropology and interactive media.