B I O for G I T A
Gita Farid is a highly creative, skilled and Award-Winning filmmaker who writes, directs, and produces her own films. She specializes in historic dramas. Her true passion in films has been WWII and the Holocaust such as the short film “It’s Over!” which has garnered many awards from film festivals. Her films have been screened and nominated to over 25 festivals worldwide. Her most recent film, the stunning “The Corner Room” about the Nazi round up of Jews in snowy Poland at the outbreak of the Second World War, has won a Platinum REMI award at the WorldFest Houston International Film Festival, Best Costumes, Best Ensemble at the Polish Short Film Festival, CANNES Film Festival "Short Film Corner", and Official Selection San Diego International Jewish film festival "Short Film Showcase", Normandie-World War II International Film Festival, Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival, TOKYO Lift-Off Film Festival.
Gita started her career in filmmaking as a British citizen in Seoul, South Korea. She was the first non-Korean to be admitted to the Korean Independent Film Workshops. From there, she moved to the States to continue her filmmaking career.
Her recent films include “Ilyushin” about a hapless Soviet miner trying to survive in the 1970s caught up in a sadistic state run TV game show. “The Date” is about a Nazi hunting Cinderella set in the Buenos Aires Opera House in 1952. Both of these are WorldFest-Houston REMI award winners. “Eva, Hell’s Angel, A Glimpse into the life of Eva Braun” brings Eva back from the grave to answer pointed questions about her life with Adolf Hitler.
Immediate future plans include a feature film trilogy about the Holocaust set in Occupied France, a TV series in development with producers for PBS, and as a Producer for a sci-fi thriller feature filming in New Mexico in 2021.