Aisha Amin

Aisha Amin is a NYC-raised and Kenyan-born filmmaker. As a director, she works 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 2022 recipient of the NYC Women’s Fund. 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 ‘Friday’ is a Vimeo Staff Pick. Her latest film ‘Choir’ had its premiere at BAMCinemaFest 2021.  Aisha is also a freelance film critic and writer. Her work has been published in The Huffington Post, sister-hood-magazine, and Operation Condor. Aisha will be completing her MFA in Directing and Writing at Columbia in Fall 2021 where she will work on feature length screenplays and TV writing.

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