Anahita Ghazvinizadeh

Anahita Ghazvinizadeh (1989, Tehran, Iran) earned her BFA in cinema from Tehran University of Art and her MFA in studio arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Anahita has studied with Abbas Kiarostami and is influenced by his cinematic style. In 2011, she started to work on a trilogy of short films with children as main characters. “When  the Kid was a Kid” (2011, Iran) and Needle (2013, US) are the first two finished pieces. “Needle” premiered in Cannes Film Festival, Cinefondation selection and won the Premier Prix. Anahita was selected as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema in 2013 by the Filmmaker Magazine.  She  is  also  the  co-writer  of  the  acclaimed feature film, “Mourning” (2011). Childhood and parenthood, family theater, and exploring notions of growth and gender identity are the main themes of her work.