♢ Tara Atashgah becomes a WGA Feature Writer Access Project Honoree a program designed by the Inclusion and Equity Department of Writers Guild of America to identify excellent historically underrepresented feature film writers.

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♢ Tara’s latest short film The Circle, premieres at the Cinequest International Film Festival.

Cinequest International Film Festival

Cinequest International Film Festival

♢ A Day With You, a music video written, directed and edited by Tara Atashgah, premieres at the Cleveland International Film Festival.

Motamedia Productions releases the trailer to The Circle a short film written, directed and edited by Tara Atashgah.

♢ Tara Atashgah together with ASC Heritage Award nominee cinematographer Daniel Rink and student Emmy winner Orod Atashgah, launch Motamedia Productions, an LA based boutique production company.

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For The Birds wins the Oscar qualifying Best Live Action Short Film Award from the Cleveland International Film Festival which qualifies the film for consideration in the Short Film category of the annual Academy Awards®.

Directors Guild of America paid tribute to the founding members of the Women’s Steering committee Susan Bay, Nell Cox, Joelle Dobrow, Lynne Littman, Victoria Hochberg and Dolores Ferraro. The event honors not only established filmmakers such as Patty Jenkins, Betty Thomas and Mimi Leder but also the next generation of filmmakers as the “Original Six” received commemorative gifts from DGA Student Film Award winners Tara Atashgah, Erika Cohn, Ashley Maria, Mitsuyo Miyazaki, Dehanza Rogers, Caylee Soand Margot Ye.

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DGA Women’s Steering Committee

DGA Women’s Steering Committee

♢ Tara Atashgah wins a student Emmy. The College Television Awards recognize excellence in student production.

College Emmy Awards . Melissa Hoppe & Tara Atashgah .

College Emmy Awards . Melissa Hoppe & Tara Atashgah .

College Emmy Awards . Orod Atashgah, Tara Atashgah & Jack Castellaw .

College Emmy Awards . Orod Atashgah, Tara Atashgah & Jack Castellaw .

♢ Tara Atashgah receives Best Female Director at the Student DGA Awards. Directors Guild of America Student DGA Awards are designed to honor, encourage and bring attention to outstanding African American, Asian American, Latino and Women Filmmakers in film schools and select universities across the country.

DGA awards . Tara Atashgah & director Carl Weathers

DGA awards . Tara Atashgah & director Carl Weathers

DGA awards . Tara Atashgah & Aaron Saffa Kodak representative

DGA awards . Tara Atashgah & Aaron Saffa Kodak representative

Cinematographer Daniel Rink & Tara Atashgah at the Cannes Film Festival .

Cinematographer Daniel Rink & Tara Atashgah at the Cannes Film Festival .

The Set of For The Birds

The Set of For The Birds

Tara Atashgah & actor Chervine Namani .

Tara Atashgah & actor Chervine Namani .

For The Birds set . Actress, Nazli K. Lou & Director.

For The Birds set . Actress, Nazli K. Lou & Director.

For The Birds set . AD, Director, Cinematographer .

For The Birds set . AD, Director, Cinematographer .

La Shorts Film Festival .

La Shorts Film Festival .

Vancouver International Film Festival .

Vancouver International Film Festival .

Bend Film Festival .

Bend Film Festival .