My films are Your stories
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.
  • Producer (6 Credits)
    The Corner Room 2018
    Short
    Matthew's Crossing Food Bank 2017
    Web / New Media
    ILYUSHIN2016
    Short
    Eva, Hell's Angel.2014
    Short
    The Date2014
    Short
    It's Over!2010
    Short
  • Writer (6 Credits)
    The Corner Room 2018
    Short
    Matthew's Crossing Food Bank 2017
    Web / New Media
    ILYUSHIN2016
    Short
    Eva, Hell's Angel.2014
    Short
    The Date2014
    Short
    It's Over!2010
    Short
  • Director (6 Credits)
    The Corner Room 2018
    Short
    Matthew's Crossing Food Bank 2017
    Web / New Media
    ILYUSHIN2016
    Short
    Eva, Hell's Angel.2014
    Short
    The Date2014
    Short
    It's Over!2010
    Short
Semi Finalist
The Corner Room
San Diego International Jewish Film Festival, Short Film Showcase
San Diego
2020
Best Costumes
The Corner Room

Las Vegas
2018
Best Costumes
The Corner Room
Polish Short Film Festival
Las Vegas
2018
Winner Best Ensemble Piece
The Corner Room
Polish Short Film Festival
Las Vegas
2018
Platinum REMI Winner
The Corner Room
WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
Houston
2018
Official Selection
The Date
Pune Short Film Festival
Pune
2017
Silver REMI Award for excellence
ILYUSHIN
WorlfFest-Houston REMI Award Winner
Houston
2017
REMI Award Winner for excellence
The Date
WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
Houston
2017
Award of Merit
ILYUSHIN
Global Shorts
Los Angeles
2016
Semi-Finalist Best Film
ILYUSHIN
Polish International Film Festival "Semi Finalist" Best Short Film
Warsaw
2016
Official Line-up of Film Screenings
It's Over!
ITZON ONLINE Film Channel
U.K.
2015
"Official Selection"
The Date
Phoenix Comicon 2014
Phoenix
2014
"Official Selection" Indie Film Fest
The Date
Herberger Theatre Festival of the Arts
Phoenix, AZ
2014
Nominated "Best Short Film"
It's Over!
Marbella International Film Festival
Marbella
2011
Official Selection
It's Over!
A.S.U. Art Museum 15th Annual Short Film and Video Festival
Tempe, AZ
2011
Best Supporting Actor, Best Set Design, Best Make-Up, Best Costumes, Best Editing, Most Ambitious Film
It's Over!
Filmstock Film Festival
Phoenix
2010
Nominated "Finalist" Best Short Film
Eva, Hell's Angel.
Polish international Film Festival
Warsaw
When making the WWII film "The Corner Room" (set in Poland), we found audio of a woman speaking German, although we had no German-speaking actors or extras on set! We kept the audio in the scene, which was a round-up in a Jewish quarter. You have to see the film!
"If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England."
Rupert Brooke
My films are Your stories