This festival favorite, set in Jackson Heights, Queens, follows career-driven sisters Maryan and Sam and their newly immigrated cousin Ameera who all must navigate the sometimes conflicting demands of romance, culture, work, and family. “Americanish” delves into the complexity of trying to both honor and break from cultural traditions while balancing personal values and career goals in a society that does not always accommodate both. This film is directed by our 2022 Spark Award honoree Iman K. Zawahry.

Sponsored by: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton, LLC




Iman K. Zawahry