Researcher

Dr Amin Palangi

My Expertise

Cinema Studies, Iranian Cinema, Screen Production

Keywords

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Biography

Amin Palangi is an Iranian filmmaker, known for his intimate and captivating portrait of people in extreme circumstances. His debut feature documentary, Love Marriage in Kabul, was finalist at the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism, winner of Audience Award at Sydney Film Festival, Best Director from the Australian Directors Guild, and Australia’s first Golden Phoenix from Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran. The film was...view more

Amin Palangi is an Iranian filmmaker, known for his intimate and captivating portrait of people in extreme circumstances. His debut feature documentary, Love Marriage in Kabul, was finalist at the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism, winner of Audience Award at Sydney Film Festival, Best Director from the Australian Directors Guild, and Australia’s first Golden Phoenix from Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran. The film was screened in over twenty-six countries and broadcasted in Australia and Europe. His credits also includes number of award wining short films such as Hidden Generation, Immigrants and Cigarettes and Close Distance as well as number of web series including Screen Australia funded iluvubut. In 2011, Amin founded the Persian International Film Festival in Australia and has been the director of the program since. He holds a PhD in film studies from the Australian National University and MA in screenwriting from the Australian Film Television and Radio School. Currently, Amin is the Screen Production Lecturer at University of NSW and  a member of Screen NSW Industry Advisory Committee.  


My Qualifications

BA (Hons 1) - Australian National University
MA Screen Writing - Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS)
PhD - Australian National University


My Awards

2017      Winner of Golden Eagle, CINE Award – Afghanistan by Choice
2016      Winner of Golden Pheonix, Fajr Int. Film Festival – Love Marriage in Kabul
2015      Winner Best Director, Australian Director’s Guild – Love Marriage in Kabul
2014      Winner, Sydney Film Festival Audience Choice Award – Love Marriage in Kabul
2014      Winner, Canberra International Film Festival – Love Marriage in Kabul
2014      Finalist, The Walkley Documentary Award – Love Marriage in Kabul
2014      Finalist, Film Critics of Australia Award – Love Marriage in Kabul
2013      Grant recipient, Australian Council for the Arts
2012      Winner of Best Short film at Korean Film Festival – Immigrant and Cigarettes
2008      Winner of Best Documentary, Noor Film Festival, LA – Hidden Generations
2008      Winner of Best Tertiary Short Film, ATOM Awards – Close Distance


My Research Activities

Cinema Studies, Iranian Cinema


My Engagement

Founder and Director of Persian Film Festival in Australia
Member of Screen NSW Film and Television Advisory Committee


My Teaching

Screen Production
Documentary Cinema
Screen Writing

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