Hussain Currimbhoy

Executive Director of Master Mechanic Films,  Hussain Currimbhoy, is a filmmaker and film curator with 20 years of film industry experience.

Born in Canada, Hussain has lived and worked in the USA, UK, Australia, The Netherlands, the Middle East, Japan and Sweden. After graduating from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia in 1999, he went on to complete a Masters Degree from the University of Melbourne (VCA)writing and directing several short films. Hussain worked with the Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide Film Festivals before taking over as Director of Programming at the Sheffield Doc/Fest. Seven years later he became a programmer  for documentary and VR at the Sundance Film Festival, and was guest programmer for Nordisk Panorma. As Artistic Director of the Red Sea International Film Festival Hussain spearheaded the creation of one of the biggest international film events in the region, securing dozens of filmmakers and industry professionals to attend.

One of the founders of the Programmers of Color Collective, Hussain is an active advocate for inclusiveness and diversity in the arts. Hussain is a frequent public speaker and published writer and has sat on film festival juries for BiografilmIDFAAntennaWorld Press PhotoKrakov Film Festival and CPH DOX. Now based between Sweden and the USA, Hussain is producing several feature film projects and a science-themed short documentary series through the Breakthrough Foundation. He is a member of the South Sweden Producers Association.