Soma Chhaya Joins Portland Comedy Film Festival 2020 Judges

By Mikel Fair

Welcome Actress Soma Chhaya!

It's an exciting day on the Film Festival Circuit. We are proud to announce that actress and filmmaker Soma Chhaya will join the Portland Comedy Film Festival 2020 judges. We will rely on Soma's experience and expertise to help us identify fun films and videos for the 2020 events. Her fresh perspective as a Los Angeles based actress and filmmaker is a welcome addition to the Portland Comedy Film Festival team. - Mikel Fair, Festival Director


Actress Soma Chhaya

Soma Chayya Biography:

Soma Chhaya is a Canadian actress and singer. Soma is most well known for her roles as Goldi Nahir in the hit Netflix Series, Degrassi: Next Class and her role as Shauzia in the Oscar Nominated film The Breadwinner (produced by Angelina Jolie). She has been working in the film industry for the past decade where she has also accrued credits to her name in the shows Kim's Convenience, Private Eyes and Saving Hope and the film Poltergeist.
Soma's strong passion for film began at the young age of 10. She studied acting from institutes such as Lee Strasberg, Armstrong Acting Studios and Ryerson University. As she grew up, Soma found a strong desire to learn the workings of film making from behind the camera as well. She trained with the New York Film Academy to learn the workings of directing, editing, producing and screenwriting. Her love for the film industry has now branched into wanting to help other filmmakers and actors reach their best potential. Soma is thrilled and honoured to be able to adjudicate in the Portland Comedy Film Festival 2020.



Mikel Fair

Mikel Fair

From 1999-2015 I worked on location in the television and film industry as a location sound mixer, production manager and field producer. I have also worked in post production as an editor, post sound mixer and composer. Today, I am the Director of Film Festival Circuit LLC, a US based company that manages international film festival events in Texas and Oregon. Our team is passionate about showcasing new independent films, videos, series episodes, screenplays and teleplays of all genres.

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