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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 a 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 of “Paperback,” Red Camera, Feature (2015)
  • Producer/Writer/Director/Editor of Bay County Humane Society Commercial “Adopt a Dog” (2011)
  • Producer/Writer/Director/Editor of Bay County Humane Society Commercial “Barkin on the Bay” (2010)
  • Producer/Writer/Director/Editor of “One Heart, One Mind” HD Camera, 60 Second Spot” (2010)
  • Producer of Music Video-“Say A Command” / Pretty Ricky / Bluestar Records (2009)
  • Producer of Music Video-“Vibin” / Piccalo / Universal Records (2009)
  • Producer/Co-Writer/Director of “UnderCover” Short Narrative Film, Red Camera (2009)
  • Producer/Writer/Director/Editor of “I Wanna Be” HD Camera, 60 Second Spot (2008)
  • Director/Co-writer of “Tough Crowd” 16mm, Short Narrative Film (2008)
  • Director of Photography for “Disconnected” 16mm, Short Narrative Film (2008)
  • Producer of “Four Inch Precious” Red Camera, Short Narrative Film (2008)
  • Producer/Editor of “Jealous Husband Returns” Red Camera, Short Narrative Film (2008)
  • Director/Co-writer of “The Cape” 16mm, Short Narrative Film (2007)
  • Director of Photography of “Pearlie Tenders” 16mm, Short Narrative Film (2007)
  • Director/Writer/Editor of “Neighbors of Mass Destruction” 16mm, Short Narrative Film (2007)
  • Editor of “Cucumber” 16mm, Short Narrative Film (2007)
  • Editor of “Dancing in the Dark” 16mm, Short Narrative Film (2007)

Notable Achievements

  • 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 Recipient (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