MFA (with a Distinction). Oxford University  

PhD by Practice in Fine Art (fully-funded straight pass with no corrections), Kingston University 



2019   Film-Philosophy Conference, University of Brighton
2019   The 10th SAR International Conference on Artistic Research
2019   Symposia Iranica's Fourth Biennial Conference 2019, the University of St Andrews
2019   International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences’ (IUAES) Inter-Congress
2018   EASA (The European Association of Social Anthropologists)  Biennial Conference

Artist Talks / Lectures

Colgate University, NY
Oxford University
Brighton University
Westminster University
Anthology Film Archives, NY
Open City Documentary Festival, London
Master LAV, WomenMake, Madrid

Kunstmuseum Bonn

Whitechapel Gallery

​Selected Nominations and Awards 

Awarded the Flaherty/Colgate Global Filmmaker Residency, NY
Nominated for 
Tiger Award at 47th International Film Festival Rotterdam, IFFR
Commissioned by FVU [Film and Video Umbrella]
​Commissioned by Asian Film Archive
Nominated for Found Footage Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam, IFFR
Nominated for Shorts Award at ​
67th Melbourne International Film Festival program, MIFF
Awarded two Aesthetica Emerging Art Prize (
2017 & 2019), York
​Awarded First Prize for Best Short Film at DocumentaMadrid  
Awarded the City of Neubrandenburg Award at 27. dokumentART
Awarded a fully-funded PhD by practice, Kingston University
Special Jury Mention at Open City Documentary Festival, London
Special Jury Mention at 47. Athens International Film and Video Festival       
Awarded GRS Research Completion Fund, Kingston University  
Awarded for the Best Short Film at Festival de Cine Lima Independiente 
Awarded for the Best Short Film at 
Szczecin European Film Festival
Awarded for the Best Short Film at the Wales International Documentary Film Festival
Nominated for Best European Documentary Short at 22nd Ji.hlava IDFF
Nominated in the International Competition at 22nd Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland
Nominated for Best UK Short Award at Open City London Documentary Festival, London
​Awarded Iran Heritage Foundation Grant
​Awarded KSA Research Grant 
Arts Council/BFI travel Grant

Selected Exhibitions & Screenings
Whitechapel Gallery London
Edinburgh International Film Festival
47th International Film Festival Rotterdam, IFFR 2016/2017/2018 
67th Melbourne International Film Festival program
60th ZINEBI International Festival of Documentary and Short Film
58th Ann Arbor Film Festival
35. Busan International Short Film Festival
38. Uppsala International Short Film Festival
47. Athens International Film and Video Festival
30. New Orleans Film Festival
38. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF)
15. ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival
​17. Doclisboa Documentary Film Festival, Lisbon
17. VIDEONALE.17, Kunstmuseum Bonn  
Zurich Film Festival, Zürich 
London Feminist Film Festival, RIO Cinema
London Short Film Festival, ICA London 2017/2018/2019
Open City Documentary Film Festival London 2018/2019
Underwire Film Festival, Hackney Picturehouse, London  
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Scotland
16. VIS Vienna Short Film Festival
22nd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival 2017/2018/2019
22nd International Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland
24th Geneva International Film Festival
14th Camden International Film Festival, Camden, Maine
17th DokuFest, International documentary Festival, Kosovo 
22nd Queer Lisboa - International Queer Film Festival
18th New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland  
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, BlueCoat, Liverpool Biennial
Digital Anthropologies, Paris
Exeter Contemporary Open
​Duke University, Rubenstein Art Center, Durham
UnionDocs, Centre for Documentary Art, NY
Light Industry, New York
Yale University

Other Awards/Nominations

Commissioned by the British Film Institute, Doc Lab
Nominated for Best European Documentary Short at Jihlava International Film Festival 
Nominated for Best Experimental Film at the London Short Film Festival, ICA London 
Awarded for the Best short Film at the Wales International Documentary Film Festival
Awarded The Best Experimental Film at FRONTDOC, Italy  
Awarded the Best Short Film at 20th Split Film Festival, Croatia 
Shortlisted for Discovery Award, Barcelona 


NANG Magazine 
O/R Book Chapter 
Non-Fiction Journal  ​


Light Industry New York
MUBI & NANG London  
Open City Doc Festival London