About Me

Director, Storyteller & Editor. 

My name is Tabish Habib and I'm a filmmaker by trait, habit and passion. I have been working as a video editor for over a decade. My journey as a Film Director started in 2012 when I completed my undergraduate degree from the University of San Francisco in Media studies, Business and Film Studies.

​After working as an AV technician and a video editor for 2 years, I moved from San Francisco to Lahore and co-founded Piphany Productions with Danish Khawaja. Since starting Piphany, I have directed, produced and edited a variety of branded content, commercials and documentaries for brands such as the British Council, Coca Cola, Chai Wala, Coke Studio, Depilex, Destination magazine, Emporium Mall, GIZ, Generation, Getty Images, Human Development Foundation, Kitchen Cuisine, Lahore Music Meet, Music Mela, Shafaq Habib's House of Jewellery, Tactack, TRT World, Quetta Gladiators and World Bank.​

 

I have directed and edited music videos for various Pakistani artists such as the Biryani Brothers, Jimmy Khan, Janoobi Khargosh, Poor Rich Boy, Shorbanoor, Mai Dhai Band, Jaubi, Mughal-e-Funk, Takatak & Keeray Makoray. 

 

My music video for Mai Dhai Band's "Sarak Sarak" won the Bee Hype award in 2014 and the documentary "Unforgettable Khusargang" was part of the official selection at the Cinema Verde Festival 2017. I was also credited as Director of Photography on the short film, "Zom-Com" (directed by Nadir Shahzad) which won best film at the 48-Hour Film Festival 2018 in Pakistan. 

In 2020, I completed a Master of Arts in Film & Television Production at the MetFilm School located at London's prestigious Ealing Studios. My thesis film, "May I have this seat?" earned a first class distinction and made Official Selection at BAFTA qualifying Aesthetica Film Festival, London Lift-Off Festival and Tasveer South Asian Film Festival. The film also won best editing at the Dubai Indie film festival, best screen play at the Saturnia Film Festival and best film at the Dieciminuti Film Festival in Italy.

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Awards

Best Film

Award

2018

Official Selection

2020

Best

Music Video

2014

 Official Selection

Aesthetica Film Festival 2020

May I have this seat? (2020)

Written, Directed &

Edited by Tabish Habib

(BAFTA qualifying festival)

Winner

Best International Short

Best Editing in a Short 

Dubai Indie Film Festival 2021

May I have this seat? (2020)

Written, Directed

& Edited by Tabish Habib

Winner

Best Screenplay

Saturnia Film Festival 2021

May I have this seat? (2020)

Written by Tabish Habib

Special Jury Mention 

Amarcort Film Festival 2020

May I have this seat? (2020)

Written, Directed

& Edited by Tabish Habib

Official Selection

London Lift-off Film Festival 2020

May I have this seat? (2020)

Written, Directed &

Edited by Tabish Habib

Winner Best Film

48-Hour Film Festival 2018 

Tabish worked as a DOP on the short film "ZOM-COM" which won Best film, Best Make Up, Best Music & Best Use of Genre at the 48-Hour Film Festival in Pakistan.


Best from Around The World

Bee Hype Award 2014

Tabish Worked as a Director on the music video

"Mai Dhai Band - Sarak Sarak" which one Bee Hype's best from around the world award.

 

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