Profile

A Vermont pandemic transplant from Los Angeles, Alia Quart Khan (she/her) is a passionate and seasoned entertainment professional with extensive arts administration, non-profit communications, festival, and awards experience. Over the past 15+ years, Alia has developed multi-faceted marketing and communications campaigns and has taken films to some of the world’s most prestigious international film festivals (Toronto, Venice, Cannes).

Before joining VCFA as Associate Director of Admissions for the Film & Visual Art programs, Alia worked at Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that puts on the Spirit Awards, LA Film Festival (till 2018), and Film Independent Labs. Previously, Alia focused on awards campaigns for studios including The Weinstein Company, Dreamworks Animation, Lionsgate, and Sony Pictures.  Some of the most memorable campaigns she worked on include Paul Thomas Anderson’s THE MASTER, Quentin Tarantino’s DJANGO UNCHAINEDDavid O’Russel’s SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOKPhyllida Lloyd’s THE IRON LADYMichel Hazanavicius’ THE ARTISTand George Clooney’s THE IDES OF MARCH.

Alia has also worked in Canada on corporate and film PR for the National Film Board of Canada and managed the national literary competition for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Alia graduated from McGill University with a BA in Cultural Studies and Political Science, earned her MA from the University of Warwick in Film and Television Studies, and a certificate in Film and Television Development from UCLA Extension. She’s a self-declared nerd, frequent giver and taker of workshops, and a three-time alumnx of circus camp. She is enjoying all the wonders Vermont has to offer—hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, horseback riding, and local cheeses.

Education

BA – Cultural Studies & Political Science | McGill

MA – Film & Television Studies | University of Warwick

Certificate in Film & Television Development | UCLA Extension

[pronunciation: ah-lee-ah]