Sheida is a British-Turkish-Iranian documentary filmmaker and musician based in London. She conducted research on women and migration during her BSc Social Sciences studies at University College London (UCL). This led to her MA in Documentary Film at University Arts London (UAL). In 2018, she worked at award-winning charity Medical Aid Films, where she supported the production of health films for vulnerable women and children in the global south. Driven by her passion for ethnographic storytelling, her most recent work focuses on documenting women in agriculture and their rights to landownership. Through her experience of scoring for film, she often uses music as a tool to build narratives. Her student film 'Harvesting Our Tea' was selected for the One World Media Global Short Docs Forum 2021, and later, commissioned by BBC Our World and broadcast globally. She is currently developing and researching documentaries for BBC's TV Current Affairs.
Nominated for the Student Award at the One World Media Awards (2022)
Shortlisted for the BAFTA Yugo Student Awards (2022)
Shortlisted for the The Grierson British Documentary Awards (2022)
Toronto International Women's Festival Official Selection (2022)
Munich FilmSchoolFest Official Selection (2022)
Izmir International Short Film Festival Official Selection (2022)