Sevara Pan is a film critic, journalist and curator working in the documentary field, often focusing on films and media projects that concern human rights, social justice and activism.
She writes for such industry publications as Modern Times Review and Documentary Magazine of the International Documentary Association (IDA). She previously wrote for DOX, a leading international magazine for the European documentary film industry.
Since 2022, she has been on the Activist Film Committee of Movies that Matter, an annual human rights film festival in The Hague, the Netherlands, and has curated independent film screenings in Berlin, Germany, and Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She currently programmes a strand of documentaries from Central Asia for True Story, a UK-based independent documentary streaming platform.
In June - September 2023, she served as a jury member for Support to EU Film Festivals, a project launched by the EU and implemented by Cineuropa.org, Institut Français and Goethe-Institut.
She is well-versed in the press and editorial work and currently works with the Press Department of the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig) and as editor at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). Find more information on her professional activities on her LinkedIn page.
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