Shazia Javed

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  • Country:   Canada
  • Province/State:   Ontario
  • City:   Mississauga
  • How do you Identify?:   South Asian
  • Field of Work:   Fiction/Scripted and Documentary
  • Union:   Non-Union
  • Interested In:   Directing Film/Digital for Hire and Developing my own Film/TV/Digital Material
  • Recent Credits:   3 Seconds Divorce : Producer/Director/Writer
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Shazia Javed is an award winning Producer and Director. She is also the owner at LifeSketch Media Inc, a media production company based in Mississauga  (Greater Toronto Area). Shazia’s work has been broadcast on television internationally and screened at prestigious film-festivals including Hot Docs, DOXA, Durban International, Reelworld and Mumbai International. She has directed with the National Film Board of Canada, and her projects have been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and Edmonton Arts Council. She has won various awards for her films including Audience Choice at Reelworld, and top awards from Mississauga Arts Council, and Visual Arts Mississauga. Shazia was also a finalist for three AMPIA (Alberta Media Industries Association) awards for her documentary, Namrata. 

Shazia’s work has been featured on BBC Radio, CBC National, Radio International- Canada, Times of India, and Hollywood North Magazine among other media platforms. She is listed among 11 outstanding filmmakers to look out for in Our Front’s 2018 issue. 

Shazia has an MFA in Film, and is a graduate of Northern Alberta Institute of Technologies’s (NAIT) Certificate Program for Emerging Producers where she was selected to receive the ‘Most Promising Producer Award’. She is also the winner of DOC Breakthrough Development Award 2020 sponsored by Ontario Creates, Rogers Group of Funds and CBC. Shazia recently Produced and Directed, 3 Seconds Divorce, a TV hour documentary that is now streaming worldwide on Netflix. 



Hi–  I am pleased to be on this platform, and look forward to meeting & collaborating with other Producers and Writers!