Mehrnoosh Fetrat 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 forty-five 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.
Semi Finalist
War Game
Realtime International Film Festival (RTF)
Lagos
2021
Award of Merit
America
IndieFEST Film Awards
California
2020
Nominated for Best Drama Short
War Game
Adirondack Film Festival
New York
2020
Finalist
America
Elizabethtown Film Festival
KY
2020
Semi Finalist
America
Realtime International Film Festival (RTF)
Lagos
2020
Finalist
War Game
Ca' Foscari Short Film Festival
Venice
2020
Finalist
America
Frames Film Festival
Mumbai
2019
Nominated for Best Film, Nominated for Best Cinematography
War Game
Diamond Screen Film and Media Arts Festival
Philadelphia
2019
Finalist
America
Directed by Women
Istanbul
2019
Awarded Best Film, Awarded Best Editing, Nominated for Best Cinematography
America
Diamond Screen Film and Media Arts Festival
Philadelphia
2018
Nominated for Best Set Design
America
Nahal Short Film Festival
Tehran
2018
Awarded Best Actor
Copsi
Hilaj Film and Theatre Festival
Tehran
2015
Awarded Special Jury Award, Nominated for Best Film, Nominated for Best Cinematography
Copsi
Nahal Short Film Festival
Tehran
2015
College
Temple University
Film and Media Arts
20172020
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