♢ 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.
♢ Tara’s latest short film The Circle, premieres at the 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.
♢ 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.
♢ Tara Atashgah wins a student Emmy. The College Television Awards recognize excellence in student production.
♢ 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.
♢ USA Film Festival announces winners of the annual National Short Film & Video Competition. Tara Atashgah receives Special Jury Award for her film For The Birds.
♢ New Filmmaker Los Angeles presents the Best Performance in Drama to Nazli K. Lou for her role in For The Birds.