Rising the awareness of the important
Anisa Sabiri was born in 1991 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. In 2013 she obtained a law diploma with distinction from Moscow University. For several years she worked as a tour guide in the Pamir mountains while building a profile as an award-winning author, cultural activist and photographer.
In 2016 she studied under the German filmmaker Fred Kelemen; her first student work ‘Redemption’ was selected for the Russian film festival Kinotaur.
Her short film 'The Crying of Tanbur', concerned with the aftermath of the Tajik civil war, was featured in a number of international festivals, where it won several awards.
With the support of the British Embassy in Dushanbe she founded My Vision — an experimental residency that gave young, novice filmmakers the opportunity to work with professionals in producing their first short films.
Next she began work on an award-winning feature documentary called 'Rhythms of Lost Time' about the ritual music of Tajikistan.
In 2019 she won a UK Government funded Chevening scholarship, which allowed her to undertake a 1-year MA in screenwriting at London Film School, where was awarded with a Prize for Outstanding Screenwriting Student. At London Film School she also developed her feature script 'Tightrope', which she started to work on with British producer.
Best Picture Award
Rhythms of Lost Time
Sole Luna Doc International Film Festival
Palermo
2021
Best International Film
The Crying of Tanbur
Varesh Film Festival
Varesh
2019
Best Young Women Storyteller Award
The Crying of Tanbur
Imagine This Women's International Film Festival
NY
2018
Special Jurie Award
The Crying of Tanbur
Golden Tower International Film Festival
Nazran
Message of 'Peace
The Crying of Tanbur
FRESCO
College
The London Film School
MA Screenwriting
20192020
Birth Date
August 29, 1991
Nickname
Anisa Sabiri
Birth City
Dushanbe
Current City
London
Hometown
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
Tajik
Rising the awareness of the important
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