Alia Azamat Ashkenazi

Screenwriter - Director
Born in Uzbekistan and raised in Russia, Alia Azamat Ashkenazi is a published Poet turned Award-Winning Filmmaker. Writer and Film Director with over 10 years experience, Alia also works as a Script Supervisor on narrative and commercial projects.

Full Bio
Alia Azamat Ashkenazi was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and raised in Moscow, Russia by her paternal grandmother, Soviet journalist and activist, Rano Abduraimova. Alia was heavily involved in drama and literature club in high school and graduated as an Honors student and Valedictorian.

Alia s father Azamat Abduraimov is an international soccer star and a Champion of 1994 Asian Games. Alia's paternal grandfather Berador is the best Uzbek Goal Scorer of the 20th century, also considered the greatest football player in the history of Uzbek football. Born into a dynasty of elite athletes, Alia herself played junior tennis competitively and now is a vocal fitness aficionado.

Alia started her career in 2006 as a Sports Columnist in Otechestvenny Futbol magazine and a Social contributor for the Russian national newspaper, Uchitelskaya Gazeta. Alia'd achieved an impressive journalistic career for her very young age only to realize that her true love and her true talent lay in dramatic writing and visual story

Professional Credits
Sadako (Short Documentary) - Writer, Director - 2009

Michael Jackson: Peacemaking (Multimedia Play) - Writer, Director - 2010

United Nations Art Festival (Concert and Awards Ceremony) - Writer, Director - 2011

Mama (Short Film) - Writer, Director - 2015

Misha (Feature Documentary) - Writer, Co-Director - 2019

Esther's Choice (Short Film) - Writer, Director - 2020

The Russian Adoption (Feature Film) - Writer - In Development (Cast Attached)
Industry Awards
United Nations Medal of Honor - Heart To Heart screenplay

United Nations Medal of Honor - We Live Dreaming of Peace screenplay

UN Arts - Best Film Award - Sadako

UN Arts - Best Project Award - Michael Jackson: Peacemaking

International LitProm Literary Award - Best Poet

International LitProm Literary Award - Best Writer's Debut
Professional Groups
IATSE, Local 161
Other Professional Groups
NYWIFT Committees
Career Focus, Development, Fund for Women Filmmakers, International, New Works Lab, Programming, Special Events, Writers Group
Content Types
Documentary, Narrative Features, Episodic Drama
Director, Script Supervisor, Writer
Business Types
Digital, Networks, TV Network
Countries Worked In
Foreign Languages Spoken