Roya Film House (RFH) was founded in 2003 by Roya and Alka Sadat to fill the void of the Afghanistan filmmaking system after the fall of the Taliban regime. RFH is a professionally managed independent Afghan film company, one of the largest production companies in Afghanistan.
RFH is the first Afghan women’s film company, registered with AISA under registration number D-27362 with the Afghanistan Ministry of Information and Culture, and proudly focuses especially on women and children in Afghanistan. The key personnel of this company are Afghans who are educated in Afghanistan, Italy, South Korea, USA and India with a passion for arts, cinema, and professionalism. RFH works with wide range of local and international producers, creative directors, cinematographers, scriptwriters, designers, cameramen/women, actors/actresses and composers to produce high quality and innovative content for a range of private, government and None Governmental Organizations (NGOs) clients.
Most of the RFH production focuses on the human rights of women, children’s rights, gender equality, women’s empowerment, access to justice, and civil society. RFH also directed & produced several dramas, including (Behesht-e-Khamosh), an Afghan soap opera for Tolo TV. Roya Film House (RFH) is committed to changing the situation of Afghanistan Cinema, filmmakers, women, and children through its workshops, trainings and film screening at community centers and international conferences. Since its establishment RFH has produced several films, dramas, commercial TV, radio spots and documentary films.
RFH has participated in more than 50 film festivals around the world. The key staff have been members of National and International film festival juries. RFH is the founder of the first annual International Women’s Film Festival in Herat, Afghanistan (2013-2015), which they hope can expand and grow.