Farzana Shammi is a Canadian-Bangladeshi journalist and filmmaker. She is an alumna of DOC Toronto’s Breakthrough Program (2016) the documentary Channel Doc Accelerator (2014), and the Reelworld Film Festival Impact Film Lab (2015). Her directorial debut, a mini doc about an orphanage in Bangladesh, aired on TVO in 2011. She has worked in various roles on award-winning and nominated films, including Nisha Pahuja’s The World Before Her, Jennifer Baichwal’s Watermark and Noura Kevorkian’s 23 Kilometres. She got her start as a research intern for Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, Shelley Saywell. Before immigrating to Canada, Farzana worked as a journalist and copywriter in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her writing is frequently published by Bengali-language news sources, and she regularly contributes to Bangla Television Canada as a reporter and camera operator. Farzana has an Advanced Diploma in Broadcasting and Film from Toronto’s Centennial College, and a Master’s Degree in Mass Communications and Journalism from the University of Dhaka. She is fluent in English, Bengali and Hindi.