BFA, 2011, Tehran University of Art. MFA, 2013, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Films: They (80min, 2017); What Remains (19min, 2016); In the Trees (28 min,2015); Needle (21min, 2013); When the Kid was a Kid (17min, 2011); The Wind Blows Wherever it Wants (18min, 2008); Flakey[Fals] (14min, 2008). Screenings/Exhibitions: Cannes Film Festival, Official Selection, France; Cannes Film Festival, Cinéfondation Selection; Chicago International Film Festival; Melbourne International Film Festival; Transatlantyk Film Festival, ?ód?; Glasgow Short Film Festival; Black Movie Geneva International Independent Film Festival; Frankfurt Film Festival Lichter; Slamdance Film Festival, Utah; Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago; Facets Cinematheque, Chicago; Utah Arts Festival; Tehran International Short Film Festival; Iranian Artists' Forum Cinematheque; Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Iranian Film Festival; Fouladi Projects Gallery, San Francisco; Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi; The Lowry Gallery, Manchester. Publications: Mahnameh Film (Film-Magazine, Farsi); Dastan Magazine (Fiction Magazine, Farsi); Talkhouse; Andisheh Pouya (Bimonthly Humanities Publication, Farsi); Hayat-e-No (Farsi Newspaper). Bibliography: Chicago Tribune; Le Figaro; Screen Daily; IndieWire; Village Voice; Filmmaker Magazine; Dazed; Filmoria; Konbini; East Asia (France). Film Collections: Criterion Channel, Filmstruck; Dazed, Females First; Premium Films. Awards: the Cinéfondation First Prize, Cannes Film Festival; Silver Hugo, Chicago International Film Festival; Best Feature Screenplay Award, Avvantura Festival, Croatia; Shortcut Competition Honorable Mention, Tofifest International Film Festival, Poland; Best Narrative Award, Eastern Breeze Film Festival, Canada; Special Jury Prize, Sardinia International Film Festival, Italy; Crystal Globe from Iranian Society of Film Critics and Writers?; Best Short Film, Writer and Director Award, Festival of the Iranian Cinema; Tribeca Film Institute IWC Filmmaker Award, Honorable Mention; Sarah Jacobson Annual Film Grant; Doha Film Institute Grant; Sundance Institute/Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art Grant; Anna Louise Raymond Fellowship; Merit Trustee Scholarship from the Art Institute of Chicago.


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