A recent VT pandemic transplant from Los Angeles, Alia Quart Khan is a passionate and seasoned film publicity professional with extensive corporate, festival, and awards publicity experience. Over the past 15+ years, Alia has developed multi-faceted marketing and publicity campaigns and has taken films to some of the world’s most prestigious international film festivals (Toronto, Venice, Cannes).
Most recently, she was the Director of Publicity for the nonprofit arts organization Film Independent where she ran the department getting the word out about the Spirit Awards, LA Film Festival, and Film Independent labs. Prior to joining Film Independent, 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 UNCHAINED, David O’Russell’s SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, Phyllida Lloyd’s THE IRON LADY, Michel Hazanavicius’ THE ARTIST, and George Clooney’s THE IDES OF MARCH. Previously, Alia 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 has a certificate in Film and Television Development from UCLA Extension. She’s a big-time nerd.
Three Random Facts to close this bio: she is a three-time alumnx of circus camp, she has given herself three haircuts during shelter-at-home and her magical dog Rupert Jasper Fennec has kept her (mostly) sane during the pandemic.