Sofian Khan

Sofian Khan, producer, a Firelight Media Documentary Lab alum, Producer, is an Emmy-nominated director, producer and founder of Capital K Pictures. His feature documentary The Interpreters had its national broadcast premiere on PBS Independent Lens in the fall of 2019. Following the lives of Afghan and Iraqi interpreters targeted by insurgents for their work with American forces, it was made with support from the MacArthur Foundation and ITVS, and was nominated for an Emmy in the News & Documentary category.

Sofian is a 2019-2020 Sundance Institute Creative Producing Fellow and was included on the 2019 DOC NYC 40 Under 40 list. His short work has appeared on Field of Vision, Al Jazeera, NBC Digital, American Masters, and The Atlantic Selects, and his 2018 short Do We Belong? was shortlisted for an IDA Award. In 2020, he produced I Walk on Water, which was shortlisted in the feature category for IDA as well. Sofian is currently developing a number of nonfiction and narrative projects under the Capital K Pictures banner.


The Interpreters
An Act of Worship
Anik Khan: Street Level

Program Affiliations

Documentary Lab

Cohort Years

2016-2017 (Documentary Lab)
2017 (OUR 100 DAYS)


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