Bani Khoshnoudi

Bani Khoshnoudi

Iran

Biography

Bani Khoshnoudi was born in Tehran, then immigrated to the United States with her family in 1979. After studying photography and film, she moved to Paris. In 2004, she made TRANSIT, a short fiction that received the Grand Jury Prize at the Premiers Plans Angers Film Festival, and which was nominated for the Jean Vigo Prize and the Critic’s Prix Novaïs-Terxeira. In 2005, she directed SHIRIN EBADI : A simple lawyer, feature documentary commissioned by the French channel ARTE. In 2008 she produced and directed a feature length documentary about Tehran, A People in the Shadows, which played at IDFA and Cinéma du Réel, amongst other festivals. Bani works as an artist making sound and video installations. In 2008, Bani was invited as a Studio Artist to participate in the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. With her first fiction feature, ZIBA, Bani was invited to the Cinéfondation Residency of the Cannes Film Festival. Since 2009, Bani lives in Mexico City.

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