maryam tafakory (b. iran) works with filmic and textual collages, interweaving poetry, auto/ethnography, aural archive, and cryptic forms of narrative. she is based in london and shiraz.
interested in fictions of non-fiction, her broader research explores plural subjectivities, the self/other binary, as well as depictions of absence/erasure, secrecy, untouchable and unspoken prohibitions.
she completed her masters at Oxford University and her work has exhibited internationally including, Rotterdam IFFR; Edinburgh EIFF; Zurich Film Festival; Melbourne MIFF; ZINEBI; Hamburg IKFF; ICA London; BFI London; Ji.hlava IDFF; Kurzfilmtage Winterthur; Barbican Cinema London; UnionDocs NY; Anthology Film Archives NY; Whitechapel Gallery.
her work has been nominated for Tiger Award and Found Footage Award at 47th IFFR, Best Short Award at 67th MIFF and she has received several awards, including the best short film at Documenta Madrid, and was recently invited as the Flaherty/Colgate Distinguished Global Filmmaker in Residence.
[un]edited diary 28'
essay film: reading sheyda 19'
[re]doing taklif 6'
i have sinned a rapturous sin 12'
absent wound 11'
poem and stone 14'
i was five 5'