Nora Niasari

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Born in Iran, Nora is a writer/director based in Melbourne. She holds a Bachelor in Architecture from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Masters in Film & TV from the Victorian College of the Arts. Nora started her career making short documentaries in Lebanon including BEIRUT, UNDER THE BRIDGE which was awarded ‘Special Jury Prize’ and ‘Best Director Documentary’ at the 11th Beirut International Film Festival. In 2015, she was selected for the Abbas Kiarostami filmmaking workshop in Barcelona and her narrative short THE PHOENIX (SIMORGH) premiered at the 64th Melbourne International Film Festival in the Accelerator program for emerging directors. In 2017, Nora’s first long form documentary, CASA ANTÚNEZ competed in the Official Selection of the 24th Sheffield International Doc/Fest where she was nominated for the prestigious New Talent Award.