LifeSketch Media Inc. is dedicated to making documentary films and scripted media content that brings under-represented perspectives to a wide audience. We believe in the power of film to help build equitable and inclusive communities. Our films have screened worldwide at some of the best film festivals such as Hot Docs, DOXA, Global Visions, Women’s Voices Now, Durban International, and Finger Lakes Environmental film festival. We have won awards and nominations from industry associations as well as arts organizations. Our content has been used in educational settings and shared widely on social-media. 3 Seconds Divorce, our latest documentary premiered in International Competition Section at Mumbai International Film Festival this year. It recently made its broadcast premiere on ORF.
Finalist, Best Production Reflecting Cultural Diversity (Non-Fiction Under 30 Minutes), Alberta Motion Pictures Industries Association (AMPIA) Awards 2010 for Namrata
Finalist, Best Film (Non-Fiction Under 30 Minutes), Alberta Motion Pictures Industries Association (AMPIA) Awards 2010 for Namrata
Finalist, Best ScreenWriter, Alberta Motion Pictures Industries Association (AMPIA) Awards 2010 for Namrata
Winner, Visual Arts Mississauga Juried show of Fine Arts 2017 for Can you hear me?
Winner, MARTY Award by Mississauga Arts Council for Media Arts 2017 for Media Arts.
Shazia Javed is an award-winning film Producer and Director. She has directed with the National Film Board and her work has screened at prestigious film-festivals such as Hot Docs, DOXA, Durban International and MIFF. Her latest documentary, 3 Seconds Divorce made its broadcast premiere on ORF and has been acquired by a leading distributor. Shazia actively engages with her local community through her work and has taught various workshops on film making. She has a MFA in Film from York University.