Sarshar

Productions

About

Biography

Sahar's productions air both nationally and internationally. As a Program Producer for CCTV America 's culture and entertainment show, Full Frame , her work has garnered the highest weekly talk show ratings on Los Angeles' KCET .  Sahar received an Emmy® award for Outstanding Feature in a News Magazine in 2016.  She received Three medals at the 2016 New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards Competition


Sahar's short-form feature and news pieces, have impacted thousands all over the world.  Her work as the Executive Producer, Director, and Filmmaker on ZirZameen has received national and international recognition. She has also produced a full-length documentary for Iowa University’s International Writing Program .

Sahar has worked on national TV shows ( Animal Planet/Sirens Media ), commercials (Neistat Brothers), and music videos ( Salome MC ). She has been nominated and won awards for her work.  Sahar's projects have garnered a lot of attention from media outlet's like MSNBC.com , Reza Aslan's website , and Al-Monitor . She is currently in post-production on Salome's Tale - a documentary about Iran's first female rapper.

Besides producing , Sahar is also a skilled camera woman and video editor.  As camera woman, she has covered events like The Cannes Film Festival , United Nations General Assembly , & United Nations Commision on the Status of Women . She is currently working for CCTV America as a Program Producer for their culture and entertainment talk show - Full Frame.  Sahar is responsible for research, booking, segment producing, directing as well as social media outreach for the hour-long, weekly show.  But her labor of love is the mini-documentary segment of the show, the Full Frame Close Up.

Sahar received a Master of Arts in Visual Media Arts at Emerson College and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at George Mason University. In her free time, she enjoys taking photographs and filming short films and music videos.

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Film Festivals

Instagram in 30 days- Short film produced on the iphone. Nominated for Best Film in Iphone Film Festival 3.
 
Crew on documentary – Finalist & Winner in two categories (Best Use of Archive and Best Use of Theme) The International Documentary Challenge with screening at the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival. Worked as crew on PENNYWISE: THE CHANGING FACE OF CHANGE for The International Documentary Challenge.

Panelist

Panelist on International Coverage of Women: The 2008 Journalism and Women Symposium Conference in Bartlett, N.H. Presentation and Speech about the importance of knowing the culture you’re broadcasting to.
 
Panelist on Lipstick Revolt 2014 : In celebration of Women's month Lipstick Revolt will be highlighting talented women in different fields inclduing media, music, business, NGO, and more.  Washington D.C.

Volunteer

DC VIDEO SHOOT OFF , May 2014:  Mentor for video workshop competition.
 
NKOANEKOLI SCHOOL PROJECT, 2007-2009: Fundraised school supplies for school in the foothills near Arusha, Tanzania.
 
JAWS MULTIMEDIA TRAINING, 2009: Volunteer video editing instructor – using Final Cut Pro and Flip Video Cameras.
 
AIDS WALK AFRICA, 2007: Fundraised over $10,000 for Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and participated in international five day walking event in March 2007.