CityLights Media

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

With award-winning filmmaker Hamza Bangash at its helm, CityLights aims to create independent cinema that champions marginalized voices.

From exploring the ramifications of an interfaith marriage to tackling the stigma of mental illness, Hamza Bangash’s unique cinematic voice drives audiences to reconsider prejudices and question convictions.

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

Director Hamza Bangash on the set of 1978


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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