Mehrnoosh Fetrat (مهرنوش فطرت) is an Iranian filmmaker whose had a strong passion for literature and cinema since childhood. She received her MA in Cinema from the Tehran University of Art. She moved to the United States in 2017 after being awarded a University Fellowship--one of the most prestigious fellowships--in the MFA program in Film and Media Arts at Temple University in Philadelphia.
She has written, produced and directed three short films War Game, America and Copsi which have been screened in more than fifty film festivals and galleries in countries such as USA, Germany, Italy, Nigeria, UK, Croatia, Turkey, Iraq, and India. Festivals such as BlackStar Film Festival, Tehran International Film Festival, Sundance Collab, Kurdish Film Festival in Berlin, Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival, Ca' Foscari Short Film Festival, Adirondack Film Festival, Trenton Film Festival, Vox Populi Gallery, High Falls Women's Film Festival, Frames Film Festival, River Film Festival, London Iranian Film Festival, UFVA and many others. They were nominated and won several awards.
America is now available on Comcast’s Streampix movie service. CFMDC--Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Center--is the distribution company for her films. War Game is now in the distribution process.
She has been nominated for the Princess Grace Award. Her films are admired by people such as Boots Riley and Golshifteh Farahani. She founded the Utopia Film Club which provides a place for all cinephiles to watch and discuss Avant-garde and alternative cinema. Utopia Film Club has had screenings every month since 2017.
Mehrnoosh acted in the short experimental comedy, Getting Ready, directed by Christian Hays. The film was screened at UFVA and the Diamond Screen Film Festival.
Honorable Mention
Copsi
Box Short Film Festival
Tehran
2021
Honorable Mention
War Game
Box Short Film Festival
Tehran
2021
Semi Finalist
War Game
Nostalgia Film Festival
Lombardy
2021
Semi Finalist
War Game
Realtime International Film Festival (RTF)
Lagos
2021
Honorable Mention
America
Box Short Film Festival
Tehran
2021
Official Selection
America
Yellow Stone International Film Festival
Noida
2021
Semi Finalist
America
LTUE Film Festival
Utah
2021
Awarded Best Actor
America
Artemis Women in Action Film Festival
Santa Monica
2021
Official Selection
War Game
Best of Latin America Short Film Festival
Santa Monica
2020
Official Selection
War Game
Mosaic Film Festival
Georgia
2020
Official Selection
War Game
UFVA Conference
Online
2020
Nominated for Best Drama Short
War Game
Adirondack Film Festival
New York
2020
Finalist
War Game
Ca' Foscari Short Film Festival
Venice
2020
Official Selection
War Game
Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival
Buffalo
2020
Official Selection
War Game
Trenton Film Festival
New Jersey
2020
Award of Merit
America
IndieFEST Film Awards
California
2020
Finalist
America
Elizabethtown Film Festival
KY
2020
Semi Finalist
America
Realtime International Film Festival (RTF)
Lagos
2020
Official Selection
America
Dalmatia Film Festival
Pirovac
2020
Official Selection
America
Kurdish Film Festival in Berlin
Berlin
2020
Official Selection
War Game
PSL
Philadelphia
2019
Official Selection
War Game
London Arthouse Film Festival
London
2019
Official Selection
War Game
Intimalente Film Festival
Caserta
2019
Nominated for Best Film, Nominated for Best Cinematography
War Game
Diamond Screen Film and Media Arts Festival
Philadelphia
2019
Official Selection
War Game
Sundance Collab
Utah
2019
Official Selection
America
Short Film Slam
Philadelphia
2019
Official Selection
America
Love International Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Official Selection
America
Music Shorts Film Festival
Montana
2019
Official Selection
America
International Peace Film Festival
Erbil
2019
Official Selection
America
PSL
Philadelphia
2019
Official Selection
America
Philly Film Showcase
Philadelphia
2019
Official Selection
America
Tassvir Film Festival
Tehran
2019
Official Selection
America
Mantle Art Space
Texas
2019
Finalist
America
Directed by Women
Istanbul
2019
Finalist
America
Frames Film Festival
Mumbai
2019
Official Selection
America
River Film Festival
Padova
2019
Official Selection
America
Trenton Film Festival
New Jersey
2019
Official Selection
America
High Falls Women's Film Festival
New York
2019
Official Selection
Copsi
Sundance Collab
Utah September 2018
2018
Official Selection
America
Lift-Off Film Festival
Iver
2018
Official Selection
America
Vox Populi Gallery
Philadelphia
2018
Official Selection
America
Interrobang Film Festival
Iowa
2018
Official Selection
America
UFVA Conference
New Mexico
2018
Official Selection
America
BlackStar Film Festival
Philadelphia
2018
Official Selection
America
Sundance Collab
Utah
2018
Nominated for Best Set Design
America
Nahal Short Film Festival
Tehran
2018
Awarded Best Film, Awarded Best Editing, Nominated for Best Cinematography
America
Diamond Screen Film and Media Arts Festival
Philadelphia
2018
Official Selection
America
Tehran International Short Film Festival
Tehran
2018
Official Selection
Copsi
Khorshid Film Festival
Tehran
2017
Official Selection
Copsi
London Iranian Film Festival
London
2016
Official Selection
Copsi
Tassvir Film Festival
Tehran
2016
Awarded Special Jury Award, Nominated for Best Film, Nominated for Best Cinematography
Copsi
Nahal Short Film Festival
Tehran
2015
Awarded Best Actor
Copsi
Hilaj Film and Theatre Festival
Tehran
2015
College
Temple University
Film and Media Arts
20172020