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MARYAM MOHAJER

Maryam Mohajer is a British-Iranian, BAFTA Winning animator-director who was born in Tehran, Iran just before living through revolution, war and immigration. With a background in painting, she discovered animation after moving to UK in year 2000. She got her MA degree in animation from Royal college of art. Her short films have been screened at many International festivals.

She lives and works as an animator, writer, director in London.



 

Filmography and list of festivals

 

  • Grandad was a romantic. 2019

BAFTA Winner 2020

Official Selection Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019.

Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2019

Official Selection London International Animation Festival LIAF 2019

Official Selection Encounters Film Festival 2019

Official Selection British Animation Awards 2019

Official Selection St Louis International Film Festival 2019.

Official Selection Edmonton International Film Festival 2019.

Official Selection Aesthetica 2019.

Official Selection London Short Film Festival LSFF 2020

Official Selection Underwire Festival 2019

Official Selection Glasgow Short Film Festival 2020

Official Selection Flickerfest International Film Festival 2020

Official Selection Norwich Film Festival 2019

Official Selection Cardiff Animation Festival 2020

Official Selection IndieCork Film Festival 2019

Official Selection St.John's International Women Film Festival 2019

Official Selection Taafi Animation Festival 2020

Official Selection Los Angeles Animation Festival 2019

Official Selection British Short film Festival Berlin 2020

 

  • Red Dress No Straps, 2018

Special mention the NFS Award for Best Screenplay. Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2018.
Winner of Best animation award NYC Independent Film Festival 2019
Award Winner Lost land international film festival 2018.
Winner of silver medal for best animation Asia South East-Short Film Festival WINTER 2018.
Winner of best animation 3rd Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival 2019.
Official selection Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018.
Official selection Athens International Film + Video Festival 2019.
Official Selection Flickerfest International short film Festival 2019.
Official selection Cambridge Film Festival 2018.
Official selection Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2018.
Official selection Edmonton International Film Festival 2018.
Official selection Underwire Film Festival 2018.
Official selection St.John's International Women Film Festival 2018. 
Official selection L'Europe autour de l'Europe 2019.
Short-listed for Best Fiction St Neots Film Festival 2018.
Official selection Still Voices Short film Festival 2019.
Official selection Under the radar Festival 2019.
Official selection Goa Short Film Festival 2018.
Official selection Kaffny Film Festival 2018.
Official selection The World Festival of Emerging Cinema 2018.
Official selection Lost Land International Film Festival 2018.
Official selection International Motion Festival Cyprus 2019.
Official selection Oxford Film Festival 2019
Official selection Oxford international short Film Festival 2019
Official selection IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival 2019
Official selection Berlin Independent Film Festival 2019
Official selection Pendance Film Festival 2019
Official selection Spello International film festival 2019
Official selection Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival 2019
Official selection Pune Short Film Festival 2019 Official selection The River Film Festival 2019
Official Selection Oxaca Film festival 2019.
Official selection FECISO - Festival de Cine Independiente de Sogamoso.
Official Selection Fashion Film festival Chicago 2019.


 

 

  • And life went on, 2007, Royal College of Art 

 

Winner of best student animation, Animae Caribe, September 2008, Trinidad and Tobago.

Winner of best animation, A Corto di donne, June 2008 Pozzuoli, Italy.

 

Official selection Edinburgh International Film Festival June 2008, Edinburgh.

Official selection Melbourne International Film Festival August 2008, Melbourne.

Official selection Stuttgart International Animation Festival May 2008, Stuttgart.

Official selection Sicaf May 2008, Seoul.

Official selection Anifest, May 2008, Trebon.

Official selection Créteil International film festival March 2008, Créteil.

DOK Leipzig, November 2007, Leipzig.

Official selection Middle East International Film Festival October 2007, Abu Dhabi.

Official selection Balkanima October 2007, Belgrade.

Official selection London International Animation Festival August 2007, London.

 

 

 

  • The Girl with Short Hair, 2006, Royal College of Art 

 

Winner of 3-month scholarship/Artist-in-Residence at quartier21/MQ award, Tricky Women, March 2007 Vienna, Austria.