Filmmakers disrupt and create culture. It's not only our calling, but our duty.
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FYHA LLC
    Sakinah Iman is a Caribbean-American Award-Winning Actress, Singer-Songwriter, Educator, Spoken Word Artist, and Award-Winning Filmmaker of Jamaican and Garifuna descent, from Brooklyn, NY. For over a decade, Sakinah has devoted her artistic abilities to creating integrated art projects that engage audiences in sociopolitical change. Using performance arts such as spoken word, comedy, drama, and music, Sakinah has traveled the world with award winning educational theater company Catharsis Productions and Too Deep Entertainment, educating audiences of all ages on topics such as black/female empowerment, sexual assault/violence awareness and prevention, racial discrimination, social/self-awareness, and political activism.
    As an independent Singer-Songwriter, Sakinah has headlined and showcased her original music at numerous venues in NYC from SOB’s and DROM to MajorStage and Ashford & Simpsons Sugar Bar. Her most popular single to date, “Waiting Tables,” has made it to the “Top 40” charts at #35 on the streaming platform ReverbNation and featured in an Off-off Broadway musical Buskers the Musical, where Sakinah was written into the play and invited to play herself for the show’s full run. Also, to her music, her entire original 5 track EP "Dun." has over 156 thousand streams in 57 countries on Spotify.
    As an Actress/Filmmaker Sakinah has performed her work at several universities (including Columbia University), produced, directed, and starred in multiple short films. Sakinah currently has one of her films, “He Wants To Know My Number,” licensed by and featured on the major television network, Showtime-ViacomCBS. In the past few years alone, Sakinah won a total of 22 Film Festival awards including Best Film, Best Editor, Best Filmmaker, and Best Leading Actress, and been selected and placed in a total of 53 film festivals worldwide.
    Sakinah currently resides in her hometown NYC, where she continues to create bold and daring film projects that portray her own unique style of expression. You can follow Sakinah Iman and all her latest music/film projects on Instagram: @SakinahLuvs.
    • Acting (4 Credits)
      Hood Meditations: Manifesting A Lick2023
      Short
      Running Star2022
      Experimental, Music Video, Short
      He Wants To Know My Number2019
      Short, Other
      Waiting Tables 2017
      Music Video
    • Producer (4 Credits)
      Hood Meditations: Manifesting A Lick2023
      Short
      Running Star2022
      Experimental, Music Video, Short
      He Wants To Know My Number2019
      Short, Other
      Waiting Tables 2017
      Music Video
    • Writer (4 Credits)
      Hood Meditations: Manifesting A Lick2023
      Short
      Running Star2022
      Experimental, Music Video, Short
      He Wants To Know My Number2019
      Short, Other
      Waiting Tables 2017
      Music Video
    • Director (4 Credits)
      Hood Meditations: Manifesting A Lick2023
      Short
      Running Star2022
      Experimental, Music Video, Short
      He Wants To Know My Number2019
      Short, Other
      Waiting Tables 2017
      Music Video
    Official Selection
    Hood Meditations: Manifesting A Lick
    International Black & Diversity Film Festival
    Toronto
    2024
    Official Selection
    Running Star
    Urban Mediamakers Film Festival
    Lilburn
    2023
    Official Selection
    Running Star
    Urbanworld Film Fest
    New York
    2022
    Official Selection
    Running Star
    Richmond International Film Festival
    Richmond
    2022
    Official Selection
    Running Star
    Miami Indie Film Awards
    Miami
    2022
    Official Selection
    Running Star
    Toronto International Women Film Festival
    Toronto
    2022
    Official Selection
    Running Star
    Amsterdam Short Film
    Amsterdam
    2022
    Best Thriller Nominee
    Running Star
    Portland New Alternative Voices
    Portland
    2022
    Semi-Finalist Best Experimental Short
    Running Star
    Dallas Shorts Winter Festival
    Dallas
    2022
    Semi-Finalist Best Music Film
    Running Star
    International Cosmopolitan Film Festival of Tokyo
    Tokyo
    2022
    Finalist Best Thriller Short
    Running Star
    Dubai Independent Film Festival
    Dubai
    2022
    Finalist Best ART Related Film - Competition
    Running Star
    RealHeART International Film Festival
    Toronto
    2022
    Finalist Best ART Film
    Running Star
    Charlotte Black Film Festival
    Charlotte, NC
    2022
    WINNER Best Self-Funded Film
    Running Star
    Cine Pobre Film Festival
    La Paz
    2022
    WINNER Best Thriller, FINALIST Best Social Message Short
    Running Star
    Black Panther International Shorts Film Festival
    Delhi
    2022
    WINNER Best Editing Award
    Running Star
    Rotterdam Independent Film Festival
    Rotterdam
    2022
    WINNER Best Musical/ Dance Film
    Running Star
    New York Cinefest
    New York
    2022
    WINNER Best Leading Actress
    Running Star
    Shanghai Short Film Festival
    Shanghai
    2022
    Official Selection
    He Wants To Know My Number
    Walla Walla Movie Crush
    Seattle, WA
    2020
    Official Selection
    He Wants To Know My Number
    NewFilmmakers Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
    2020
    Official Selection
    He Wants To Know My Number
    California Independent Film Festival
    Danville, CA
    2019
    Official Selection
    He Wants To Know My Number
    International Shorts
    2019
    Award Winner
    Waiting Tables
    Colorado International Activism Film Festival
    Denver, CO
    2019
    Semi-Finalist
    Waiting Tables
    Los Angeles CineFest
    Los Angeles, CA
    2019
    Official Selection
    Waiting Tables
    Nola Critical Edge Film & Live Art Festival (CEFF New Orleans)
    New Orleans, LA
    2019
    Award Winner
    Waiting Tables
    Latitude Film Awards
    2019
    Award Winner
    Waiting Tables
    Colorado International Cannabis & Hemp Film Festival
    Denver, Colorado
    2019
    Award Winner
    Waiting Tables
    Garden State Film Festival
    Asbury Park, NJ
    2019
    Official Selection
    Waiting Tables
    Chambal International Film Festival
    Mumbai, India
    2019
    Semi-Finalist
    Waiting Tables
    Los Angeles Cinefest
    Los Angeles, California
    2019
    Semi-Finalist
    Waiting Tables
    jellyFEST
    North Hollywood, California
    2019
    Bronze Winner
    Waiting Tables
    Latitude Film Award
    London
    2019
    Off Broadway Debut, Playing Myself (Play featured "Waiting Tables")
    Waiting Tables
    Dream Up Festival at Theatre For The New City - Buskers The Musical
    New York, NY
    2018
    Official Selection
    Waiting Tables
    Hollywood Verge Film Festival
    Hollywood, CA
    2018
    Official Selection
    Waiting Tables
    Art Is Alive Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
    2018
    Best Music Video
    Waiting Tables
    Denver Underground Film Festival
    Denver, Colorado
    2018
    Best Music Video
    Waiting Tables
    CARE Awards
    Cairo, West Virginia
    2018
    Gold Medal Winner
    Waiting Tables
    Global Music Awards
    La Jolla, California
    2018
    Finalist
    Waiting Tables
    Olympus Film Festival
    Lost Angeles, California
    College
    SUNY Albany
    Communications (Minor in Theatre & Computer Science)
    20072011
    Birth Date
    July 4, 1989
    Birth City
    Brooklyn
    Current City
    Jamaica, Queens
    Height
    5 4'
    Gender
    Female
    Ethnicity
    Caribbean American
    Eye Color
    Brown
    Zodiac Sign
    Cancer
    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
    Filmmakers disrupt and create culture. It's not only our calling, but our duty.
    Company
    FYHA LLC
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