Aisha Amin

Aisha Amin is a NYC-raised South Asian filmmaker and visual artist. As a director, her work expands across  narrative, documentary, commercial and experimental forms to tell authentic stories built from real experiences. Her past film projects have explored and highlighted overlooked communities particularly in New York City, including formerly incarcerated mothers and communities struggling with the presence of gentrification in their neighborhoods. She is a 2023 Cine Qua Non Screenwriting Fellow and was also selected to be part of Color Creative’s inaugural For Your People Program. She is a 2022 recipient of the NYFA’s Women’s fund and Tomorrow Land Grant. She was a recipient of the 2019-2020 Sally Burns Shenkman Woman Filmmaker Fellowship at the Jacob Burns Film Center where she directed two short documentaries. She is also a recipient of The Shed’s Open Call Fellowship. Her short film Simone premiered on Short of the Week and is nominated for the Best Student Short at the Palm Springs International Film Festcal. Her short documentary ‘Friday’ is a Vimeo Staff Pick. Her latest film ‘Choir’ had its premiere at BAMCinemaFest 2021.   Aisha will be completing her MFA in Directing and Writing at Columbia in Fall 2023 where she will work on feature length screenplays and TV writing.

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