Aisha Amin

Aisha Amin is a NYC-raised South Asian writer and director. As a director, her work expands across  narrative, documentary 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, including formerly incarcerated mothers and communities struggling with the presence of gentrification in their neighborhoods. In 2024, she was selected to participate in the BlackList and Women in Film's Episodic Lab. In  2023, she was selected as a Director in Color Creative's inaugural For Your People ProgramShe is a 2023 Cine Qua Non Screenwriting Fellow. 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 and her short documentary 'Friday' is a Vimeo Staff Pick.  Aisha completed her MFA in Screenwriting at Columbia in 2024. She is currently working on a feature film in development that will be shot in rural Kansas and a TV pilot set in Texas.



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