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Soheil Rezayazdi

Nonfiction Programs Manager

Soheil Rezayazdi is the Nonfiction Programs Manager at The Gotham Film & Media Institute. Soheil manages the Gotham’s core documentary programs: the Documentary Feature Lab, the Spotlight on Documentaries section of the Gotham Week Project Market, and the Documentary Development Initiative in partnership with HBO Documentary Films. Soheil has worked with emerging filmmakers since 2015, when he began a seven-year tenure at the Columbia University MFA Film Program. At Columbia he managed the Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF), the Dr. Saul and Dorothy Kit Film Noir Festival, the Carla Kuhn Memorial Speaker Series, and other events and programs designed to cultivate the work of early-career filmmakers. Soheil is also a freelance writer on film and pop culture with clips in Filmmaker Magazine, Vice, Paper, Paste, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. A native of Iran, he holds a graduate degree in journalism and a BA in film studies from the University of Iowa.