Biography of

Ghasideh Golmakani

Ghasideh Golmakani was born in Tehran (Iran), into a family of journalist and artists. At age 18, she moved to Paris to follow her studies in “Art history” and “Cultural studies”.
Moved back in Iran, she started to make movies. Self-taught, Ghasideh had made several documentaries and making-of for several Iranian masters such Reza Mirkarimi. Besides her movie making, she is writing analytical articles for divers Iranian magazines such as “Film Magazine”. Author of biographical book about Ali Abbassi (the most important producer of New Wave of before Iranian revolution), she is also program advisor and festival curator internationally.
In her fiction films, Ghasideh mainly treats taboos in the deeply traditional Iran; thematic such as “child abuse”, “street harassment” and generally daily violence on women. We can name “Limbo”, “Online Shopping” and “Horn” among her fiction shorts.

Ghasideh Golmakani was born in Tehran (Iran), into a family of journalist and artists. At age 18, she moved to Paris to follow her studies in “Art history” and “Cultural studies”. Her PHD studies subject at Sorbonne University is focused on “The Influence of Masters on New Generation of Iranian Filmmakers”.

Moved back in Iran, she started to make movies. Self-taught, Ghasideh had made documentaries and making-of for several Iranian masters such Reza Mirkarimi. Besides her movie making, she is writing analytical articles for diverses Iranian magazines and newspapers such as “Film Magazine”. Writer of  biographical book about Ali Abbassi (the most important producer of New Wave of before Iranian revolution), she is also one of the program advisor of Fajr International Film Festival.

In her fiction films, Ghasideh mainly treats taboos in the deeply traditional Iran; thematics such as “child abuse” or “street harassment” and “daily violence on women”. «Even if you try to forget your gender and do your job, the society reminds it to you violently in everyday life. I try to reminds back the destructive effects of this violence on women to the society.» She says about her work. Ghasideh is very active to support the work of Iranian women internationally.

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