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Elhum Shakerifar

Elhum Shakerifar

CLI Participant 2011

Elhum Shakerifar is a BAFTA nominated producer and programmer working across disciplines on the intersection between the personal and the political.
The Runner team's first shoot with Salah Ameidan in the Algerian refugee camps, February 2010
Postcode Films at Greenwich Community College, 2007
The Reluctant Revolutionary

Her film credits include award-winning features The Reluctant Revolutionary (Sean McAllister, 2012),The Runner (Saeed Taji Farouky, 2013) and A Syrian Love Story (Sean McAllister, 2015), winner of a Cinema for Peace Justice Award, nominated for Best Documentary at the British Independent Film Award, European Film Awards and for which she was BAFTA nominated for OUTSTANDING DEBUT.

Having also managed UK theatrical distribution and the films’ screenings in the UK and European Parliaments. Her work has been broadcast on BBC, NHK, NRK, DR, SVT and screened at festivals including Berlinale, IDFA and CPH:DOX.

She is currently producing films in Japan, Nepal and Syria  and is supported by BFI Film Fund, Sundance, Tribeca, BRITDOC and Chicken & Egg through her award-winning company Postcode Films.

Elhum also produced award-winning photography book The Grey Line (Jo Metson Scott, 2013), named one of TIME, Guardian and Telegraph’s top photobooks of 2013.

Formerly programmer of the Bird’s Eye View Film Festival spotlighting the work of women directors (2012-14), Elhum is now an Programme Advisor for London Film Festival on films from MENA, Gulf Regions & Iran, and Associate Curator Film for Shubbak, festival of contemporary Arab culture.

Elhum was part of the British Council Cultural Leadership scheme in 2011.