Elhum Shakerifar

Producer; Almost Heaven, Even When I Fall

Elhum is a BAFTA-nominated producer, whose widely broadcast films have screened at festivals including Berlinale, Hot Docs, IDFA and Rotterdam. Her credits include BAFTA-nominated A Syrian Love Story (2015, Sean McAllister), BIFA Best Documentary winner Almost Heaven (2017, Carol Salter), BFI/Sundance supported Even When I Fall (2017, Sky Neal & Kate McLarnon), Tokyo and Hong Kong IFF winning Of Love & Law (2017, Hikaru Toda), ISLAND (2018, Steven Eastwood) – now used by NHS for education around death and dying, Doc/Fest 2018 Opening Film A Northern Soul (2018, Sean McAllister) and Ayouni (2020, Yasmin Fedda) – virtually launched at CPH:DOX 2020. A 2016 BFI Vision Award recipient, she is also the MENA / Iran programmer for London Film Festival and Shubbak’s film curator. Elhum was awarded the Women in Film & TV BBC Factual Award in 2017, and named a Producer on the Rise in Screen International’s 2018 Brit50 list.