Status
MANIA AKBARI'S CURRICULUM VITAE
1974Born in Tehran, Iran, September 22

2002Starring Role in Abbas Kiarostami’s “10”

2003Directs First Short Film, “Crystal”

2004Directs the Shorts, “Self”, “Repression”, “Sin”, “Escape”, “Devastation” and “Fear”

2005Directs “20 Fingers” Directs “10 + 4”

EXHIBITIONS
2008Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

2007Video Art: Tate Modern Free Designers Exhibition, Tehran

2006Artists’ House, Tehran Iranian Group Exhibition, Rome
Iranian Group Exhibition, Delhi


2004Niavaran Palace Gallery, Tehran

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS
2008Gothenburg Film Festival; Rencontres Cinema de Manosque, Istanbul Film Festival; Cleveland Film Society; Teatouan Film Festival; Buenos Aires Film Festival; San Francisco Film Festival; Red Cat Festival; Flying Broom Film Festival, Istanbul; Laayoune Film

2007San Sebastian Film Festival, Vancouver Film Festival; Pusan Film Festival; Chicago Film Festival; Nantes Film Festival; Kerala Film Festival

2005Locarno International Film Festival; Videobrazil, Sao Paolo; City of Women Film Festival, Ljubljana; Peru International Film Festival, Lima, Salento International Film Festival, High Falls International Film Festival, Rochester, New York;

2004Venice Film Festival; Vancouver Film Festival; Human Rights Film Festival in Spain; Sao Paulo Film Festival; AFI Film Festival; High Falls Film Festival, Rochester, New York; Stockholm Film Festival; International Film Festival of India; Bahamas Internati

AWARDS
2007Winner, Best Film, Kerala Film Festival; Winner, Best Director, Kerala Film Festival; Winner, Best Film, Young Jury, Nantes Film Festival

2005Winner, Most Innovative Film Award, Wine Country Film Festival, California

2004Winner of the Best Feature Film in"Venizia Cinema Digitale", Venice Film Festival; The Grand Jury Prize for the Spirit of Freedom, Bahamas Film Festival; Special Mention Femina Women's Film Festival, Sao Paolo; Winner,Best Director Digital Barcelona Film


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