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Tara Atashgah

… is an Iranian writer and director living in Los Angeles. She has a BA in Film Production and an MFA in Screenwriting.

  • WGA Honoree . Writers Guild of America Feature Writer Access Project 2018

  • DGA Best Female Director . Directors Guild of America Student Film Awards 2013

  • College Emmy Winner . Television Academy Foundation College TV awards 2015

  • Universal Pictures Finalist . Emerging Writers Fellowship 2015

  • Best Narrative Short Film . Cleveland International Film Festival 2014 (Oscar qualifying award)

  • Jury Award Winner . USA Film Festival 2014 (Oscar qualifying festival)

  • World Competition category . Montreal World Film Festival 2013 (Oscar qualifying festival)

  • Best International Short Winner . World of Women International Film Festival in Sydney 2014

  • Best Short Film Winner & Audience Award Winner . Spokane International Film Festival 2014

  • Jury Award Winner & Audience Award Winner . Black Mariah Film Festival 2014

  • Spirit Award Winner . Sedona International Film Festival 2014

  • Student Panel Prize Winner . Nocicinema Film Festival 2014