An awarded Iranian documentary filmmaker and producer Mina Keshavarz was born in 1984. Her films are about social political issues with a personal narrative which have premiered in IDFA, Thessaloniki, Busan International Film Festival, Sheffield, Tribeca, London Film Festival including “Profession: Documentaries”, “Braving the Waves” and “The Art of Living in Danger”. Her films have been supported by IDFA Bertha Fund, Sorfond, Fritt Ord, Arte/ ZDF, NRW Cinema Fund and HotDocs International CrossCurrent Theatrical Fund.
She is an alumnus of Berlinale Talents, HotDocs Emerging Docs Accelerator Lab, EsoDoc, Close-Up and Tribeca Film Institute, she is an invited fellow in Nipkow Film Residency in Berlin, Berlin Air Film Residency, Academy of Art Kunste Berlin and Villa Serpantara in Rome.
Mina’s new film “The Art of Living in Danger won Best Documentary Film award in Busan International Film Festival 2020 and has been qualified for Oscar feature length documentary film competition 2021. And has received 10 other International awards.
She was also jury member in One World Media Awards 2021 in London and lecturer in ESoDoc/ Zelig Film School in Italy and Griffith Film School in Brisbane, Australia.