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.
  • Director (2 Credits)
    ONLY VOICE REMAINS
    Only Voice Remains 2019
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    Blood, Sweat & Chokes2016
    Web / New Media
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    Blood, Sweat & Chokes2016
    Web / New Media
Selected for the Guardian Pitch
Blood, Sweat & Chokes
Sheffield Doc Fest
Sheffield
2016
'BEST BRITISH SERIES' PRIZE
Blood, Sweat & Chokes
Raindance Film Festival
LONDON
2016
Sepanta Prize for Best Documentary Short
Only Voice Remains
Iranian Film Festival -San Francisco
Runner up, Best International Documentary Short
Only Voice Remains
Williamsburg International Film Festival