FIRST YEAR – NEW YORK
Sana A. Malik is an independent filmmaker and writer living in New York City. She co-directed the short doc GUANAJUATO NORTE, winner of the 2019 BAFTA Student Film Award, streaming on the New Yorker Magazine's Documentary Channel. She wrote and directed the short fiction film AWAY, TOGETHER premiering at various festivals this fall. Sana's films draw on the intimacies and contrasts of immigrant life motivated in part by growing up on a remote island in Canada.
Her production credits include Frontline PBS, the BBC, and MTV. She is the founder of an independent media platform for women of color visual storytellers called This is Worldtown. Sana is a graduate of Columbia University's School of Journalism, the University of London (LSHTM), and the University of Toronto. She is a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers' Collective and Brown Girls Doc Mafia.