Makez Rikweda is a filmmaker and television producer whose clients include Al Jazeera English, France 24, ITN productions, the Associated Press and China Global Television Network. She has also made a number of short documentaries including 'Indian Summer' as part of the NFTS 'Summerdocs' programme, 'Young Afghans' in conjunction with ORTV International and 'Blood, Sweat & Chokes' with her brother Sol - which went on to win the 'Best UK Series' prize at Raindance in 2016. In 2017, she was one of five filmmakers selected for Sheffield Film Festival's Doc/Next emerging talent programme. That same year, she was also selected for Channel 4’s Director Programme which promotes emerging BAME talent within the UK, as part of which she was given bespoke training at the National Film and Television School by director Gilles Mckinnen. She is currently continuing her training under Iranian auteur Mohsen Makhmalbaf and his Makhmalbaf Film House, as she develops her first fiction feature.