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Zulfiya Hamzaki

Zulfiya Hamzaki

Documentary Film and Video
MFA - Documentary Film & Video, Stanford University, USA
MA - Mass Communication (Audio-Visual Production), Symbiosis International University, Pune, India
BA - Psychology, Sociology & English Literature, Christ College, Bangalore, India

About

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.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:

Vinod Saryu Doshi Post Graduate Fellowship in Liberal Arts and Sciences


Crossing Borders 

HD Video
JUNE, 2018
VIDEO DURATION: 16 MIN.
 

A Syrian refugee family bonds with a young American mother who volunteers to help them resettle in America.


Match 

HD Video
JUNE, 2017
VIDEO DURATION: 7:09
 

A Silicon Valley matchmaker helps a young woman in search of love.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

San Diego Asian Film Festival, 2018


Unearthed 

HD Video
Co-directed by Erin Semine Kökdil
MARCH, 2017
VIDEO DURATION: 7:56 MIN.
 

Three generations of Native Americans face an uncertain future amidst changing times and landscapes.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Cable TV Telecast, Multnomah County on Pulse of Portland, an Open Signal curated channel, 2019
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Film Festival, 2018
Bogotá Short Film Festival, 2018
Palm Springs International Shortfest, 2018
California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival, 2017

Doori (distance)

 
16mm Black & White Film
DECEMBER, 2016
VIDEO DURATION: 6:49 MIN.
 

An immigrant story about memory, loss and longing.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

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

 

Events

June 16, 2018

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium
June 15, 2017

Free and open to the public

Cubberley Auditorium
March 21, 2017
Cubberley Auditorium
December 13, 2016

Free and open to the public

Cubberley Auditorium

Exhibitions

February 20, 2018 to March 2, 2018
McMurtry Building; Gunn Foyer and Miller Discussion Space
January 17, 2017 to January 24, 2017
McMurtry Building

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