Shagha is an Iranian filmmaker, artist and educator based in Toronto, ON. She has a BA in Digital Film and Television from Limkokwing University and a BFA in Film, Video and Integrated Media from Emily Carr University. She teaches Video Production and Media Literacy at The Cinematheque in Vancouver, BC. Shagha is a co-founder and organizer for MENA Film Festival.
As a continuous explorer, she seeks to deepen her understanding of global and social issues related to the environment, culture and identity. These stories are explored through the lens of visual storytelling and documentary filmmaking and a background in digital photography and videography spanning a decade. Filmmaking is both her practice and a tool to create art, present new ideas and to teach others.
She also works as a freelance cinematographer, editor and researcher.
ROOM TONE Take 67 (Caroline Lee & Shaghayegh Haghdoust / VIFF Award Winning Short)
Caroline Lee & Shaghayegh Haghdoust representing female voices from the Vancouver film community, ranging from Caroline’s VIFF award winning short “At the bottom of the Sea”, to Shagha’s community engagement through The Cinemateque, and many more YVR stories!View