Atefeh Khademolreza
Director, Producer, Animator
Atefeh Khademolreza is an award-winning director and animator born in Iran and living in Toronto, Canada. Atefeh’s films have screened at prestigious film festivals around the world. 
She is this year’s Filmmaker-in-Residence at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF’21) Micki Moore Residency. 
Atefeh is also an alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Campus, the Asian Film Academy and Reelworld E20. In 2020, she received a Toronto Art’s Council grant for her animated short film, 'Father Tree’. Atefeh is driven to tell stories about women, immigration, and identity. Her work explores the experience of disorientation and reorientation both culturally and socially. 
Atefeh is a member of the Writers Guild of Canada and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.

EDUCATION
+ Master's in Film Production, York University - 2019
+ Master's of Arts in Animation Directing, Sooreh University - 2019
+ Certificate of Filmmaking, Asian Film Academy (Korea) - 2008
+ Bachelor's in Cinema Directing, Sooreh University - 2005

NOTABLE AWARDS
+ Golden Lenses Award, "Amber in the Mountains", Looking China 2020
+ Best Film & Best Directing - "Birthday", Festival Internacional de Cinema da Figueira da Foz, Portugal 2019
+ Best Short Film - "Birthday", 7th Indian Cine Film Festival, 2019
+ Ontario Graduate Scholarship Award - "Birthday", York University 2018
+ Fellow at International Student Film Camp, Serbia, 2015
+ Berlinale Talents Campus, Berlin 2006

ACCOLADES
+ Toronto International Film Festival - TIFF Writer-in-Residence, Micki Moore Residency (2021)
+ Toronto Arts Council - Grant (2020)
+ Reelworld E20 Filmmaker Lab, Toronto, 2019
+ Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2018)
Raghed Charabaty
Director, Producer, Editor
Raghed Charabaty is a Lebanese-Canadian filmmaker. His films have screened at various international film festivals. Raghed’s film ‘Alia’ (2015) received an award at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF’16) Canada’s Top Ten competition, and won first prize at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema’s Rencontres pan-Canadiennes du cinéma étudiant. 
His work deals with identity, love and longing through the lens of surrealist compositions and visual poetry. He is the recipient of the SSHRC Award in Honor of Nelson Mandela (2018) and the Starfish Art Award (2015). 
As of 2021, Raghed has received multiple Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) and Ontario Arts Council (OAC) grants to develop two feature screenplays and produce two short films. His films are part of the permanent collection at the NSCAD Anna Leonowens Art Gallery and the Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery.

EDUCATION
+ Master's in Film Production, York University - 2019
+ Bachelor's in Film Production (minor in Art History), NSCAD University - 2016

NOTABLE AWARDS
+ Golden Lenses Award, "Amber in the Mountains", Looking China 2020
+ CGM Scholarship in Honour of Nelson Mandela - "Of Sand and Gold", SSHRC 2018 
+ Best Cinematography - "Yasmine", Lebanon International Short Film Festival, 2017
+ Runner-Up: Best Short Fiction Film - "Alia", Toronto International Film Festival, 2016
+ Best Student Short Film - "Alia", Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, 2015 
+ Starfish Art Award - "Alia", NSCAD University, 2015 

ACCOLADES
+ Canada Council for the Arts - Grants (2019, 2021)
+ Ontario Arts Council - Grant (2021)
+ Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2018)
+ Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Award in Honour of Nelson Mandela (2017)
+ York University Graduate Fellowship (2017)
+ Arthur Lismer Award for Academic Excellence (2016)

A collection of trailers and films by Atefeh Khademolreza

A collection of trailers and films by Raghed Charabaty

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