Mahta Hosseini

Filmmaker – video artist – screenwriter

Born in 1996, Mahta Hosseini is a filmmaker, video artist and cinéphile. She is currently studying English literature at Azad University of Tehran and she is researching the connection between cinema and literature. She started writing at nine by writing comic books and wrote novels and screenplays in high school. She passed directing and screenwriting courses in cinema institutes in Tehran. In 2017 she and two of her friends made their first film Avalanche which was officially selected in Cortonero Film Festival Italy.


  • English Literature student at Azad University of Tehran since 2017
  • Directing course under supervision of golden lion nominee ‘’Shahram Mokri “in Karnameh film school 2017-2018
  • Filmmaking course under supervision of Palme d’Or nominee “Farnoosh Samadi “in short film 35 institute 2018
  • Screenwriting course in Karnameh film school under supervision of Farhad Tohidi 2019
  • Lightning in cinema under supervision of Farshad Mohammadi
  • Directing course at Center of Young Filmmakers 2016
  • Screenwriting course at Center of Young Filmmakers 2016
  • History of cinema at Center of Young Filmmakers 2016

Work Experience

  • Wherever I am let me be, sky is mine (2018)
    Writer and Director
  • The Night (2018)
    Writer and Director
  • The colored face 2019
    The film has not yet started the distribution process
  • Soup 2019
    Director assistant and script advisor
  • Avalanche 2017
    Script advisor
  • Vafat Khaneh (2018)
    Script advisor
  • Toop (2018)
    Script advisor
  • Our hands did not reach each other’s (2018)
    Art director
  • A man with bicycle (2018)

Festivals and Awards

.Divesiarte film festival
.BAM film festival
.Finalist in Timeshare: A night of screenings
.Strano film festival
.Cambridge Science festival (curated by M.I.T university)
.Cyland video art exhibition (Brooklyn, New York)
.Semifinalist at Duemila30 short film festival
.Unseen film festival
.Fic-silente Mexico
.OGA video art exhibition
.Zinetika film festival

Best shortfilm screenplay at Golden frame festival for “one window is enough to see”