Arman Fayaz ( Born 1982 Lahijan, Iran) MA in cinema from Sooreh university.He started his activities in film industry from 2000. He was a Director of Photography of more than hundred films such as DABOR, “TASIAN”, ZOOZEH MARD, SHUFFER, HAMID & HOMA. He has made and directed five short films such as HENGAM, AHANGI KE BA TO SHENIDAM, CHAY, SHEKOOFEHAYE SEPID ZIRE NOORE MAH MIRAGHSAND, MANICURE. He is a member of the selection committee of International section of 35th and 36th Tehran short film festival. His last short film, MANICURE nominated for the Grand Jury Prize from Sundance Film Festival , 46th Telluride Film Festival 2018 and won many prizes from many international festivals such as Jury Prize from Rio de Janeiro film Festival, Drama International Short Film Festival and the best short film from Dublin, Ireland Silk Road, Alameda, City Blue Awards, Big Bang Short Film Festival,…
Fateme Ahmadi is a writer-director based in London. Her graduation film from the London Film School, One Thousand and One Teardrops, was a Terry Gilliamesque animated documentary which was shortlisted in more than 50 festivals all around the world with several nominations and awards.
Fateme is the writer and the co-director of Chandra, as a part of Colour of Asia – Masters and Newcomers, supervised by Naomi Kawase, produced by Youku (Chinese YouTube) and the Asian Film Academy (AFA), premiered at the International Busan Film Festival. It screened at the Palm Springs Short Fest, Sao Paulo, Cork, Molodist, Flickers’ Rhode Island, London Short Film Festival and Locarno Open Doors.
Fateme is an alumna of Berlinale Talents 2017 and Edinburgh Talent Lab 2019. Her short film Bitter Sea (2017) is a fiction commissioned by Film London and has been nominated for a BIFA for the Best British Short film by The British Independent Film Awards. It has also received four nominations for the Best Short Film, Best Script, Best Director and Best Film Editing Awards at the festival of Iran’s Film House (Khaneh Cinema).
Fateme’s latest short film Leila’s Blues (2018) was a short fiction set in Tunisia as a part of Tunisia Factory and had its world premiere at the Directors’ Fortnight – Cannes in May 2018.
Fateme has just finished working as the associate producer on Coup 53 (2019) a documentary directed by Taghi Amirani and edited by legendry Walter Murch. The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival followed by a Grierson Award nomination at the LFF and a BIFA nomination for the Best Documentary Award 2019.
Fateme has been selected as one of 2019 Lodestars of the British Short Film Industry from over 700 candidates and has been on the jury panel of Tehran International Film Festival, Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival, Beeston Film Festival and on the selection committee of ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival and Sheffield Shorts Film Festival.
Fateme is currently developing her first feature. She is represented by Kelly Knatchbull at Sayle Screen.
Ata Mojabi is an Iranian film director, script writer and educator who co-operate with Iranian Youth Cinema Society (IYCS) as consulter and educator since 2010 and is a member of the Iranian Short Film Association (ISFA) since 2013. He has M.A in Dramatic Literature from The Arts and Architecture faculty of Tehran Azad University.
As a screenwriter and director, he has made 10 short films since 2004 that most of them are efforts to develop a personal style in the genre of film Noir which his last short film was premiered in 25th edition of L’etrange Film Festival in Paris.
Alongside co-operating with Fidan Films as a critic and translator since 2016, Mojabi had been involve with web series and feature film in past few years as script writer such as Kashokhin (2019).
He has also co-operate with some European teams as 1st assistant director, co-producer and film director and won some awards in several international pitching competitions such as In The Palace Film Festival (2016-Bulgaria) and the Tehran International Short Film Festival (2017-Iran).
Hesam Eslami (b1982, Ahwaz, Iran) got his BFA and MA in cinema from Tehran University of Art. Since 2009 he started to work as producer and director. Juvenile offenders and social damages are the main themes of his work. He is also the editor of the acclaimed feature film, mourning (2011).
In 2017 he made his first feature length documentary, “20th Circuit Suspects” awarded the best film prize in 35th Fajr Film Festival and also selected and screened in 2017 Hot Docs Canada among several other festivals.
Hoda Asnaashari ( Born in 1977 , Iran) Graduated from Tarbiat Modares University , animation branch.
She had also studied a one _year course of animation in National Film School of Poland .
Worked as the animator of ” Danny Boy ” directed by Marek Skrobecki.
She had directed few experimental shorts and animations.
She is also active in teaching and research in animation field in Iran. Now working in her next puppet animation.
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