BIO & CONTACT
Malika Zouhali-Worrall is an Emmy award-winning director and editor based in Brooklyn, NY. Her first film, CALL ME KUCHU, a collaboration with Katherine Fairfax Wright, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2012, going on to screen at more than 200 film festivals and win 20 awards, including the Berlinale’s Teddy and Cinema Fairbindet Awards. CALL ME KUCHU was theatrically and digitally released in North America and Europe, broadcast on BBC World, and further distributed by the United Nations. Malika’s second film, THANK YOU FOR PLAYING, a collaboration with David Osit and an ITVS/POV co-production, premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, and broadcast in the U.S. on POV, after a theatrical release in 2016. In 2017 the film was awarded the News & Documentary Emmy® Award for Outstanding Arts & Culture Documentary, and was also nominated for Outstanding Documentary Editing and Best Documentary.
More recently, Malika directed an episode for the Arte / Upian co-production, EARN A LIVING, a documentary series that examines experiments worldwide in universal basic income, set to premiere in Fall 2018. She is in post-production on her third short film for New York Times OpDocs.
Malika also works as an editor, and is currently editing Loira Limbal’s feature-length documentary, THROUGH THE NIGHT, an ITVS co-production. Malika has also edited short documentaries for Vice, The New York Times, and Topic, including one of the films in the SXSW-award winning SHE'S THE TICKET web series.
Malika is a SFFilm/Catapult Documentary Fellow, a Chaz and Roger Ebert Directing Fellow and an alum of the Film Independent Documentary Lab, Tribeca All Access, the Garrett Scott Documentary Development grant, and Firelight Producers Lab. She has served on film juries at Hot Docs and Full Frame Film Festivals, as well as on grant panels for the Tribeca Film Institute and the Jerome Foundation. She teaches filmmaking at UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art in Brooklyn, New York. In 2012, Filmmaker Magazine named Malika one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film.
The daughter of a Moroccan and Berber mother and a British father, Malika is a graduate of Cambridge University, and holds an M.A. in International Affairs from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), where she studied with a full scholarship from the Entente Cordiale Scholarship Scheme.
Email: malika.worrall [at] gmail.com