About

Bouha Kazmi is an award-winning London-based director. He has been nominated at the prestigious Shots Awards for Best New Director, and received two consecutive nominations for the Young Director Award at the Cannes Lions. His work has won Best Music Video at the LA Shorts Fest and Miami Short Film Festival. A combined passion for narrative and visual effects has enabled Bouha to create varied projects rich in both substance and vision. His expertise for crafting innovative and emotive cinematic work spans across a variety of platforms, including music videos, commercials, and short film.

Bouha’s visceral portrayal of social injustice for legendary French band Indochine’s ‘Station 13’ was highlighted as one of the most influential music videos of 2018 with a social message, and nominated for fourteen awards at Camerimage, UK Music Video Awards, Kinsale Shark Awards, 1.4 Awards, Miami Short Film Festival, and Ibiza Music Video Awards, to name a few. Nominations and wins include Best Music Video, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, Best Editor, Best VFX and Best Colour Grade.

He spearheaded Zayn Malik’s striking debut music video “Pillowtalk”, featuring model Gigi Hadid. The video racked up 860+ million views, was nominated at the MTV Music Video Awards and the BRIT Awards (Best British Video of the Year), and featured in over fifty trades including Rolling StoneTimeThe Wall Street JournalForbesThe GuardianThe Harvard CrimsonVogueVanity Fair, and GQ

Bouha's short film work has featured as part of the Official Selection at fourteen films festivals worldwide, including Raindance Film Festival, London Short Film Festival, and Aesthetica Short Film Festival.  

Recognition & Festival Features

⏣ Cannes Lions // Nominated for Young Director Award (Music Video)
⏣ Cannes Lions // Nominated for Young Director Award (Video Art)
⏣ shots Awards // Nominated for Best New Director
⏣ The BRIT Awards // Nominated for Best British Video
⏣ 18th Los Angeles International Short Film Festival // Winner of Best Music Video
⏣ 17th Miami Short Film Festival // Winner of Best Music Video
⏣ 13th Miami Short Film Festival // Winner of Best Music Video
⏣ MTV Video Music Awards // Nominated for Best VFX
⏣ Camerimage // Nominated for Best Music Video
⏣ Camerimage // Nominated for Best Cinematography
⏣ Ciclope Festival // Nominated for Best Music Video
⏣ UKMVA // Nominated for Best Cinematography
⏣ Kinsale Shark Awards // Nominated for Best Cinematography
⏣ Kinsale Shark Awards // Nominated for Best Colour Grade
⏣ iHeart Radio MMVAs // Nominated for Best International Artist
⏣ Bornshorts Film Festival // Nominated for Best Music Video 
⏣ Raindance Film Festival // Official Selection
⏣ Aesthetica Short Film Festival // Official Selection
⏣ Sunscreen Film Festival // Official Selection
⏣ London Short Film Festival // Official Selection
⏣ Miami Short Film Festival // Official Selection
⏣ Big Apple Film Festival // Official Selection 
⏣ LA Indie Film Festival // Official Selection