Chains and Jinns is a feature documentary currently in financing phase, and slated to shoot in south of Iran February-March 2019. It takes place in a remote part of Iran and amongst the minority Sunni population of affluent Qeshm Island, eight people have lived in chains for over a decade because their psychological disorder is misdiagnosed as being possessed by evil spirits (Jinns).  This film captures their lives and a woman’s fight to free them.

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Rojalat to Rojava is a feature documentary in development directed by Negin Ahmadi.  For the Kurdish women fighters, the war with Daesh started in their home and against their patriarchal society.  Negin (29) travels from her hometown of Rojalat in Iran’s Kurdistan to Syria’s Rojava to capture what women have gained and lost in this fight.  She does not stop until she reaches Nesrin Abdullah, the commander of all women in YPJ Army.

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Nilou is an art house thriller written and directed by Mehrnoush Alia and slated to shoot in Tehran in 2019.  Nilou was a selection to Cinephilia’s Production Cannes Residency.

When the wife and the leading actress of a prominent Iranian filmmaker dies under mysterious circumstances in the middle of the production of his latest film, the director is forced to re-evaluate his life, his relationship, and his work as he learns things he never knew about his wife and himself.

Scheherazade” is an award-winning psychological thriller about a series of actresses in a mysterious audition.

2015 Champs-Elysées Film Festival, Paris, France
2015 DC International Shorts Film Festival, Washington DC
2015 Female Eye International Film Festival, Toronto
2015 Snake Alley Film Festival, Burlington
2015 Imperfectu Film Festival, Mexico
2015 Humphrey Bogart Film Festival, Key Largo, Florida
2015 Underexposed International Film Festival, Rock Hill, SC
2015 Qabila International Film Festival, Cairo
2015 Tulsa Film Festival, Oklahoma
2015 Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival, New Port
2015 Visionaria International Film Festival, Sienna, Italy
2015 Blackbird Film Festival, Cortland
2015 Williamsburg Independent Film Festival, Brooklyn
2015 Unreal Film Festival, Memphis
2016 Kinofilm Manchester International Film Festival
2016 China Women’s Film Festival, Beijing
2016 Manchester International Short Film & Animation Festival, UK
2016 Garden State Film Festival, Atlantic City
2016 Taos Shortz Film Fest, Taos, New Mexico
2016 Princeton Film Festival, Princeton, NJ
2016 West Chester Film Festival, West Chester, PA
2016 SokerCon Film Festival, Las Vegas, NV
2016 Bogota International Shorts Film Festival, Bogota, Colombia
2017 Chalon Tout Court

2016 Won Best Picture at Literally Shorts Film Festival
2016 Won Best International Film at Literally Shorts Film Festival
2016 Won Best International Short Film at Kinofilm Manchester International Film Festival
2016 Won Best Drama at West Chester Film Festival
2016 Nominated for Best Female Director at West Chester Film Festival
2015 Won Best American Short film at Champs-Elysées Film Festival
2015 Won Best Director at Unreal Film Festival
2014 Jury and Faculty Selects (Columbia University Film Festival) 2015
2014 Adrienne Shelley Award Nomination for Best Female Director