Fareed Al-Mashat, BFA, '82

Fareed Al-Mashat, BFA, '82

Fareed Al-Mashat
By UMAA

Fareed Al-Mashat

Fareed Al-Mashat, BFA, '82

By UMAA
Passion for design led alumnus on straight line from architecture to film.

Filmmaker and photographer Fareed Al-Mashat cherishes his roots, sprouted here in the School of Architecture at the University of Miami. It was there that he discovered his passion for film and storytelling, eventually earning a BFA in Motion Picture Studies. A longtime Miami resident, Fareed currently calls Miami home.

Al-Mashat earned accolades and honors for his 20-minute theatrical film short, The Price, including a screening at the Miami International Film Festival, The American Film Institute’s Los Angeles Film Festival, The Oberhausen and Edinburgh International Film Festivals. Al-Mashat also has earned numerous industry and film festival awards for his work as a director—including The Critic’s Choice Award for Best Short Film at The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, and the Silver Prize at The Houston International Film Festival.

Fareed's company, Moonbounce Films, L.L.C, is listed in the 'Canes Biz directory. You can also learn more about Fareed and his storytelling at mashat.com.