Zulfiya Hamzaki is a documentary filmmaker from India. Her films have explored women in sport, immigration in America, native American issues, Silicon Valley’s dating culture and refugee resettlement in California’s Bay area. She has worked on media and video projects in the areas of gender, sexuality, rural journalism, disability, education and environment for non-profits as well as the Indian government.
Her films have screened on cable TV in Multnomah county, at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, San Diego Asian Film Festival, Seattle Asian American Film Festival, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and the 14th IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival (New Delhi). Her audio-visual project on women bodybuilders in India has been recognized by the International Association of Women in Radio & Television (IAWRT). Her writings on film, media and gender have been published on several online platforms. She holds an MFA in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University, USA.
Vinod Saryu Doshi Post Graduate Fellowship in Liberal Arts and Sciences
A Syrian refugee family bonds with a young American mother who volunteers to help them resettle in America.
A Silicon Valley matchmaker helps a young woman in search of love.
San Diego Asian Film Festival, 2018
Three generations of Native Americans face an uncertain future amidst changing times and landscapes.
An immigrant story about memory, loss and longing.
CineDiaspora Film Festival, New York City, 2019
Cable TV Telecast, Multnomah County on Pulse of Portland, an Open Signal curated channel, 2019
14th IAWRT (International Association of Women in Radio & Television) Asian Women's Film Festival, 2018
Seattle Asian American Film Festival, 2018
San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, 2017
San Diego Asian Film Festival, 2017
SouthSide Film Festival, 2017