Farihah Zaman

Farihah Zaman is a queer Bangladeshi-American filmmaker, critic, educator, and curator, and currently serves as the Director of Grants and Fellowships for Brown Girls Doc Mafia. Her first feature was REMOTE AREA MEDICAL, followed by THIS TIME NEXT YEAR, and the docfiction hybrid FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY, as well as several shorts (KOMBIT, NOBODY LOVES ME, AMERICAN CARNAGE, and TO BE QUEEN, which is part of the Emmy-nominated New York Times Op-Doc series FROM HERE TO HOME). She produced the Sundance-award winning Netflix Original, GHOSTS OF SUGAR LAND, which was shortlisted for 2020 Academy Award nomination. Zaman has written for Reverse Shot, Film Comment, Elle, Huffington Post, Filmmaker Magazine, and AV Club, among others, and her diverse background in the film industry includes roles at independent distributor Magnolia Pictures, IFP, The Flaherty Seminar, and serving as the Production Manager for Laura Poitras-founded Field of Vision. She was the Documentarian in Residence at Bard College 2018-2019, has been named a Top 40 under 40 filmmaker by Doc NYC, is a current Rockwood Leadership Fellow, and is a member of the documentary branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.