Farshid Akhlaghipour


Farshid is an independent Iranian/Australian filmmaker, an alumnus of Victorian College of Arts (VCA). He was born in Tehran, Iran. He started his career as a short film director with making narrative and experimental shorts. He directed 15 short films and documentaries and participated in a variety of film festivals around the world.

In 2018 he has been awarded the Special Mention Award in the prestigious Camerimage Film Festival for Pain is Mine short film. He is known for making films tackling ‘difficult’ subjects but all with a strongly inquiring and empathetic dimension. While such subjects may be difficult, they present a sought-after alternative to the standard fare of conventional film making. Farshid’s first feature film From Music into Silence has been screened in Australian cinemas in 2019 and shown in festivals all around the world. This film was well-received by prominent film critics such as David Stratton.

Films at the Festival