CityLights Media

CityLights Media is a Toronto based production company specializing in innovative and socially-driven content.

With filmmaker Hamza Bangash at its helm, CityLights aims to create stories that champion marginalized voices.

An award-winning Canadian-Pakistani writer, director and editor, Hamza Bangash is currently a resident of the Director’s Lab program at the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto. He is an alumnus of both Locarno and Asian Filmmakers Academy, and his works have been showcased in film festivals worldwide, including TIFF, Locarno, and BFI London. Bangash is currently in development on his first feature film.

CityLights intends to be the driving force behind daring cinema that has the ability to bridge local and international audiences.

Director Hamza Bangash 


I’ve worked with CityLights for almost two years. They’re hardworking and passionate and are producing great quality work!

Mina Husain

Producer, United Kingdom Medical Aid Foundation

Having its World Premiere in Locarno, “Dia” is one of the most impressive shorts to come out of Pakistan.

Panos Kotzathanasis

Asian Movie Pulse

This film has literally shocked me….If I had to award a prize, I would give it to this filmmaker for making tangible the mental discomfort, pain and anguish of the protagonist.


Dia Reviews from Locarno Film Festival

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