Iman Zawahry

Iman Zawahry, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Media Production, Management, and Technology lecturer and award-winning filmmaker, recently received the Audience Award for her film “Americanish” from the Asian CineVision Asian American International Film Festival. This is the third Audience Award for “Americanish.” The film also received the…

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Posted: September 7, 2021

Iman Zawahry, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication lecturer, and her new film are featured in “UF Lecturer’s New American Muslim Rom-Com, ‘Americanish,’ to Premiere May 23” published in the The Gainesville Sun on May 13. “Americanish” is the first American Muslim romantic comedy made by American…

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Posted: May 13, 2021

Iman Zawahry, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Lecturer, is featured in “Hijabi Filmmaker in USA” published in Hayati magazine. The story features Zawahry’s debut film “Americanish,” which explores the diversity of American communities while exploring what these communities have in common especially when it comes to…

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Posted: May 4, 2021

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications honored outstanding alumni, faculty, staff and graduate and undergraduate students during the annual awards ceremony that was presented virtually on April 16. The College honored five alumni who were inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020: Edward Aschoff, S. Journalism…

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Posted: April 16, 2021

CJC Telecommunication Lecturer Iman Zawahry was interviewed on March 3, 2021 about being a Muslim filmmaker in the U.S., the challenges of affecting social change with comedy, and mentoring aspiring artists. Below the video is an edited transcript of that interview. How did you develop your love of filmmaking? Zawahry:…

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Posted: March 18, 2021

Iman Zawahry, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Lecturer, is the author of the guest blog post “Is Hollywood Ready for Muslim Women Leads?” published on thewrap.com. on Nov. 21. Zawahry comments on how women are often missing in lead film roles. She asks, “How are we…

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Posted: November 23, 2020

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications today announced the planned expansion of We Are CJC, a multicultural initiative that gives voice and visibility to the College’s diverse faculty, staff, students and alumni. The video series will highlight and celebrate their personal reflections and stories of everyday advocacy.…

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Posted: October 15, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student films and news reports were nominated for recognition in the National Academy of Arts and Sciences (NATAS) 2020 Suncoast Chapter Student Production Awards competition. Two films from the CJC Narrative Collaborative Filmmaking course led by Telecommunication Lecturer Iman Zawahry received nominations.…

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Posted: April 29, 2020

The first presentation in the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications’ new online “Great Storytellers: Women and the Art of Film” series was featured in “CJC Hosts First Women and the Art of Film Speaker” written by Journalism junior Julia Collins and published in The Independent Florida Alligator…

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Posted: April 20, 2020

In this new series, CJC Telecommunication Lecturer Iman Zawahry interviewed cinematographer Chloe Weaver, whose portfolio includes narrative film, documentaries and commercial work.

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Posted: April 19, 2020

Jacqueline Olive, M.A.M.C. 2007, is an independent filmmaker and immersive media producer with more than a decade of experience in journalism and film. Her debut...

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Posted: March 13, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) students, faculty and alumni were honored in the 2020 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts Competition. “The Lead” won the Best of Festival Award in the Student Film & Video Competition Narrative category.  Award winners for the film, produced…

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Posted: February 11, 2020