MahVeen Shahraki


MahVeen is an award winning producer. Originally from Iran, MahVeen soon found her home within the Australian film industry with her strong eye for identifying compelling stories and marketplace, linking gifted individuals to launch original work.

MahVeen has produced and delivered outstanding national content with international impact including; Ellie & Abbie (and Ellie’s Dead Aunt) which featured as a program highlight in Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) and the New Zealand International Film Festival. Ellie and Abbie is the first Australian film to open the 2020 Mardi Gras Film Festival in its 27-year history and went on to win the coveted Audience Award, as well as the 2021 AACTA Award for Best Independent Film.

As Executive Producer, MahVeen has delivered the international title The Translator with multiple global partners and locations, which has been selected for TIFF industry selects. The Translator had its world premiere in Tallinn in November 2020.

MahVeen was selected as a 2020 'One To Watch’ Producer by Screen Producers Australia for her creative passion, commercial knowledge and ability to deliver quality international products. She is currently producing her next feature film "The Rooster" starring Hugo Weaving and Pheonix Raea which is scheduled to premiere at Melbourne International Film Festival 2023.

Jury Members

Member - FEATURE FILMS - 2023