Private Project


A surreal take on two people longing to bond through movement. Without words, VELODROME evokes a poetic and eerie liminal space. It portrays a pursuit of communication, a permanent interruption. A moment of encounter without meeting.

  • Pariya Bakhshi
    Concept | Edit
  • Blanca Barbat
    Concept | Edit
  • Pariya Bakhshi
  • Benze C. Werner
    Key Cast
  • Katharina Senzenberger
    Key Cast
  • Blanca Barbat
  • Nils Ramme
    Director of Photography
  • Mira Rachel
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2023
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Director Biography - Pariya Bakhshi

Pariya Bakhshi, born 1997 in Hiroshima, an Iranian filmmaker and artist, lives in Germany and studies film at Academy of Media Arts Cologne, since 2019. She grew up in Iran, Tehran and studied Design in Tehran University of Fine Arts. For her the act of making art and film becomes political , among others, through breaking the conventions and borders of the mediums. One of her main topics is the notion of freedom and exile, as she explores in her autobiographical essay-film Displaced in Time. Her focus in fiction is to translate the unspoken from our reality into a surreal film world, through the expression of the body, beyond language. Hence she works primarily with dancers, such as in L , VELODROME and ANAMORPHOSIS.

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