Fazila Amiri is an Afghan-Canadian writer and director based in Toronto, ON. She holds an MFA in Film Production from York University and a BFA degree in Film Studies from NSCAD University. Her work includes both fiction and documentary. Her short films The Red Bicycle (2019), Unknown Artist (2018), and The Photograph (2017) have been screened at the 2020 Canadian Film Fest, 2018 Hot Docs International Canadian Documentary Festival, and Atlantic Film Festival. Her short films won the Lindalee Tracey Award (Hot Docs 2018), 2019 Best Story Award at Amnesty India Film Festival, Don Haig Award, Pay It Forward Prize (Hot Docs 2019), and Wouter Barendrecht Award (HAF, 2014).
Fazila is an alumni of the 2021 Cannes Docs, 2020 Hot Docs Accelerator Lab and 2019 RIDM Talent Lab. Currently, she is in post-production of her first feature, AND STILL I SING.