Maryam Keshavarz

Maryam Keshavarz received her MFA from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts and has been making award-winning films for 10 years. Her first feature documentary, The Color Of Love, an intimate portrait of the changing landscape of love and politics in Iran, won numerous awards at top-tier festivals and was broadcast internationally. Her short film The Day I Died garnered top accolades at Mar del Plata, Clermont-Ferrand, New York Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival; and was the only short film at Berlinale to win two awards: the Gold Teddy and the Jury Prize. Keshavarz’s first narrative feature fiction film, Circumstance has garnered various prestigious accolades including: selection to the Sundance Screenwriters/ Directors Lab and Tribeca All Access; receipt of the Adrienne Shelly Grant, the Sundance Middle Eastern Filmmakers Award, Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Grant, France’s Fonds Sud Grant; as well as financial support from Cinereach, Film Independent, and the San Francisco Film Society. Circumstance made its World Premiere in American Dramatic Competition at the 2011 Sundance Festival to overwhelming critical acclaim and won the coveted Audience Award.