Senain Kheshgi Filmmaker

Senain Kheshgi is a Pakistani-American filmmaker who has produced, written and directed projects for numerous television networks. She co-produced her first documentary, The First Year, with Oscarwinning director, Davis Guggenheim which was awarded the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award in 2002. She has worked on productions with many acclaimed filmmakers such as Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), Ross Kauffman (Born Into Brothels) Sophie Fiennes (Hoover Street Revival), Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor) and James Longley (Iraq in Fragments). Senain recently directed, produced and wrote Project Kashmir, a feature documentary which aired on PBS’s Independent Lens in May 2010. The film was awarded grants from ITVS/PBS, The Sundance Institute, Cinereach, The Hartley Film Foundation, The Fledgling Fund, The Center for Asian American Media, ITVS’ Diversity Development Fund and the Reebok Foundation, among others. Senain was named as a Tribeca All Access Fellow in 2005 and was selected by The Sundance Institute to participate in the Documentary Editing, Composing and Producing Labs. She is the recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation’s ReNew Media Fellowship for Emerging Film Artists. Senain serves on the board of the International Documentary Association (IDA) and is a Board Member of Cine, an art-house movie theatre in her hometown of Athens, Georgia.