Ammar Aziz is a poet, literary translator, and multi-award-winning filmmaker from Lahore. His poetry has been published in several leading literary journals and widely anthologized, including its latest inclusion in Penguin’s ‘Greening the Earth’ and ‘The Red River Book of Erotic Poetry.’ He has participated in various international literature festivals, and his verse has been translated into languages such as Russian, Spanish, Bangla, Tamil, Kannada, and Urdu. His debut collection of poetry, titled ‘The Missing Prayer,’ is scheduled for simultaneous publication in Pakistan and India in 2024. As a filmmaker, he has screened his work in over a hundred countries, including his feature-length documentary films ‘A Walnut Tree’ and ‘Discount Workers.’ These films have received numerous accolades, such as the FIPRESCI award, Berlinale Footprints, the Grand Prix at the Moscow International Film Festival, the Ram Bahadur Award at Film Southasia, and the Jean Rouch International Award, among others. His films have been broadcast on Al Jazeera, and various media outlets, including Deutsche Welle, The Hindu, Scroll, Indian Express, The Christian Science Monitor, Dawn, The Times of India, Insa Italy, and Arab News, have covered his work. Currently, he is working on the first official English translation of the Urdu poet Jaun Elia.