Iman Zawahry

College of Journalisms and Telecommunications

Department of Telecommunication

Email: iman@jou.ufl.edu

Office:  G215D Weimer Hall

Focus Areas:  Film, Film Production, Islam and Media, Muslims in Film

 

Iman Zawahry’s films have shown in 100 venues worldwide and she was hailed by the former artistic director of the Sarasota Film Festival as, “The funniest filmmaker I’ve seen. A true treasure of humor.” Her film “Tough Crowd” won an Student Emmy Award and qualified as a finalist in the NBC Comedy Short Cuts. The Directors-In-Training program at NBC nominated Iman as a possible finalist for its exclusive program. Iman was a recipient of the coveted Princess Grace Award and shot the film “UnderCover” that she produced, directed, and co-wrote. Iman also collaborated with the not for profit organization, Islamic Scholarship Fund, to create the first ever American Muslim grant launched in 2014. Iman recently wrapped on producing her first feature with Sundance Alum, Adam Bowers. She is currently writing a feature with critically acclaimed theater actress, Aizzah Fatima, which advanced to the final round of Sundance Writer’s Lab. Iman teaches production at the University of Florida College of Journalism.

 

Selected filmography

Producer                                                    “Paperback” Red Camera, Feature                                                                      2015

Producer/Writer/Director/Editor                 Bay County Humane Society Commercial “Adopt a Dog”                                    2011

Producer/Writer/Director/Editor                 Bay County Humane Society Commercial “Barkin on the Bay”                           2010

Producer/Writer/Director/Editor                 “One Heart, One Mind” HD Camera, 60 Second Spot                                         2010

Producer                                                    Music Video-“Say A Command” / Pretty Ricky / Bluestar Records                      2009

Producer                                                    Music Video-“Vibin” / Piccalo/ Universal Records                                                2009

Producer/Co-Writer/Director                      “UnderCover” Short Narrative Film, Red Camera                                                2009

Producer/Writer/Director/Editor                 “I Wanna Be” HD Camera, 60 Second Spot                                                         2008

Director/Co-writer                                      “Tough Crowd” 16mm, Short Narrative Film                                                         2008

Director of Photography                            “Disconnected” 16mm, Short Narrative Film                                                         2008

Producer                                                   “Four Inch Precious” Red Camera , Short Narrative Film                                     2008

Producer/Editor                                         “Jealous Husband Returns” Red Camera, Short Narrative Film                          2008

Director/Co-writer                                      “The Cape” 16mm, Short Narrative Film                                                              2007

Director of Photography                            “Pearlie Tenders” 16mm, Short Narrative Film                                                     2007

Director/Writer/Editor                                “Neighbors of Mass Destruction” 16mm, Short Narrative Film                             2007

Editor                                                        “Cucumber” 16mm, Short Narrative Film                                                              2007

Editor                                                        “Dancing in the Dark” 16mm, Short Narrative Film                                               2007

 

 

Notable Achievments

       Final Round Sundance Writers Lab “Dirty Paki Lingerie”                                                                                          2013      

       Finalist Link TV Competition “One Heart, One Mind”                                                                                                 2010

Nominated for exclusive Directors-in-Training program at NBC Universal                                                                     2008

Princess Grace Award Recipient                                                                                                                                         2008

Finalist Link TV Competition “I Wanna Be”                                                                                                                        2008

“UnderCover” Awards

Princess Grace Award Recepient                                                                                                                                           2009

Best Short Film ’15 Minutes of Fame” Film Festival

Best Director “15 Minutes of Fame” Film Festival

Best Short Film “Mockfest” Film Festival

Honorable Mention “Los Angeles Reel Film Festival”

Best Student Film “Lady Filmmaker’s Film Festival

Best Comedy Film-Remi Award “WorldFest International Film Festival”

Best Student Film “Fargo Film Festival”

Official Selection 35 festivals globally

“My Four Inch Precious” Awards                                                                                                                                         2008

Student Award from the American Society of Cinematographers

Academy of Television Art and Sciences- College Television Emmy Award Honorable Mention

Official Selection in 20 Film festivals.

“Tough Crowd” Awards                                                                                                                                                         2008

Bronze Winner of Best Comedy Academy of Television Art and Sciences- College Television Emmy Award

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Award of Merit

Finalist NBC Universal Comedy Short Cuts

Official Selection 40 film festivals globally