Senain Kheshgi

A Peabody-award winning director and producer, Senain Kheshgi is a director of several feature and short films, including the three-time Emmy-nominated feature documentary THE DIPLOMAT (ESPN), and the award-winning PROJECT KASHMIR (PBS/Independent Lens). She created, wrote and directed the comedic PBS docuweb series DIVAS OF KARACHI and directed virtual reality films with Here Be Dragons (formerly Vrse) for Facebook, Johnson & Johnson, Save the Children, and most recently The Annenberg Center for Photography.

Her films have premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), The Human Rights Watch Film Festival (NY and London) as well as several other prestigious films festivals around the world.

Senain is a three-time Sundance Fellow, a two-time Tribeca All Access Fellow and the recipient of a Rockefeller/Media Arts Fellow. Her films have received funding from Sundance, Cinereach, Fledgling Fund, ITVS, Catapult, CAAM and Tribeca Institute. Senain has served on panels and juries at Sundance, Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc/Fest, ITVS, CAAM, Film Independent, Docuweeks, and the International Documentary Association and has mentored filmmakers at the Firelight Filmmakers Labs.

Senain also very proudly serves on the Board of Directors of the International Documentary Association.