Based in Toronto, CITYLIGHTS MEDIA is a production company specializing in innovative and socially-driven content. We are deeply interested in creating cinema that amplifies marginalized voices and explores life at the peripheries and transgressive spaces in Pakistan and the world.

Our debut feature film, IN FLAMES, had it’s world premiere at Cannes Director’s Fortnight 2023. The film was Pakistan’s return to Director’s Fortnight after 47 years, and the first film from Telefilm Canada’s Talent Fund program to be selected at Cannes. Described as “A Haunting Tale of Oppression” in The Hollywood Reporter “Masterful” in IndieWire “A Blow against Patriarchy” in Variety, the film was boarded by XYZ Films for global sales representation. Our team’s work has premiered at world-class festivals, such as Toronto, Locarno, BFI London, Busan, Hot Docs, IDFA, and Clermont-Ferrand, and has seen digital distribution on VICE Media, Zee5, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube in Canada, United States, India and around the world