Berlin Fellowship 2023 — Film and Media Arts

Mina Keshavarz

*1984 in Shiraz (IRN)

Lives in Berlin (DE)


Mina Keshavarz is an award-winning Iranian documentary filmmaker and producer. Her films exploring social issues using personal narratives – including Unwelcome in Tehran (2012), Profession: Documentarist (2014), Braving the Waves (2016), The Art of Living in Danger (2020) and Phobos ( 2023) – have premiered in CPH:Dox, IDFA, Thessaloniki, Busan International Film Festival, Sheffield, Tribeca, and London Film Festival. Among over ten international awards, The Art of Living in Danger was awarded Best Documentary Film at the Busan International Film Festival in 2020, and it was longlisted for the Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary in 2021.
Mina is an alumnus of Berlinale Talents, HotDocs Emerging Docs Accelerator Lab, EsoDoc, Tribeca Film Institute, she is an invited fellow in Nipkow Film Residency in Berlin, Berlin Air Film Residency, and at Cite Internationale des Arts.


Mina Keshavarz is working on her new feature length documentary film "Hope Against Hope" during her fellowship time.