INTERIORITY ON SCREEN with Anahita Ghazvinizadeh

Mar 1, 2023, 4:30 pmMar 3, 2023, 6:30 pm
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  • Free, Open to the Public



Event Description

Wednesday, March 1st: Screening of THEY (Cannes Film Festival, Official Selection, 2017) 
Computer Science Building - 104

Friday, March 3rd: Anahita Ghazvinizadeh in person for a lecture and screening of two of her short films and scenes from her feature-length films, followed by a Q&A with the audience. 
Computer Science Building - 104


On Friday, March 3rd, Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, the Iranian filmmaker and Assistant Professor of Film & Video Production and head of the Screenwriting Arts Program at the University of Iowa will discuss the subjectivity of characters represented in cinematic stories through various examples, and will focus on how the filmmaker can achieve a sense of interiority on the screen.

Anahita Ghazvinizadeh started her work and studies as a filmmaker in Iran under the supervision of the well-known director Abbas Kiarostami. While at Kiarostami’s workshop, Anahita directed the short film WHEN THE KID WAS A KID (2011,Iran), and co-wrote the feature MOURNING (2011,Iran), both of which showed and won awards worldwide. Anahita got her MFA in Film from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her thesis short film NEEDLE (2013,US) won the Premier Prix de la Cinefondation at Cannes Film Festival from a jury presided by Jane Campion. She worked on several other short film projects including WHAT REMAINS (2016,US) part of a collective international project raising awareness against abuse of women and youth. Anahita’s feature debut THEY (2017,US) premiered at the official selection of Cannes Film Festival. She is currently at the post-production stage of her second feature-film SOJOURNER. Anahita is an Assistant Professor and the Head of the Screenwriting Arts program at the Cinematic Arts Department, University of Iowa.