Bard Faculty

Farihah Zaman

Visiting Artist in Residence, Film and Electronic Arts


BA, Bard College. Farihah Zaman is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker, critic, and curator whose work has screened at Sundance Film Festival, BAMcinemaFest, Toronto International Film Festival, and Tribeca Film Festival. Her first feature, 2012’s Remote Area Medical, chronicled three days at a pop-up medical clinic in Tennessee and was called “an incredibly tragic” and “important” movie by the Washington Post. Documentary features also include This Time Next Year, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; 2018’s Feast of the Epiphany, a narrative-documentary hybrid that premiered at BAMcinemaFest; and Watermelon Thump Queen, in production. She has also served as director/producer for a number of documentary short films, including commissioned work by the Redford Center and Field of Vision, a filmmaker-driven documentary unit where she is a creative consultant. She has written for Film Comment and the online publications Reverse Shot, Buzzfeed, Elle, Filmmaker Magazine, Huffington Post, and Sundance Now, among others. She has also contributed chapters to CineVardaUtopia: The Films of Agnès Varda and Steven Spielberg: Nostalgia and the Light. She has taught or served as guest lecturer at Missouri School of Journalism, UnionDocs Workshop, New York Film Festival Industry Academy, and School of Visual Arts. At Bard since 2018.