Ana Lily Amirpour

Grand Prize (2007)

After earning top honors in the 2007 competition, Ana Lily Amirpour’s feature-length screenplay about youth culture in modern Tehran went on to participate in the 2009 Tribeca All Access program. The script also earned Ana Lily the 2009 Adrienne Shelly Fellowship before being selected for Fast Track at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival. In 2010 Ana Lily was invited to attend the Berlinale Talent Campus #8 in Berlin. The script is now slated for production in 2011 by Brave New Works, a production company based in Germany. Ana Lily is attached as director. Ana Lily’s other projects, the short films Six and a HalfAndronica 8 and Ketab have also gone on to great success. Six and a Half was an official selection at the 2009 Slamdance Film Festival, won a Golden Ace Award at the Las Vegas International Film Festival, and competed for Best Short Film at the 2009 Milan International Film Festival. Andronica 8 won the 2009 Dini Ostrov Reel Spirit Award in screenwriting awarded each year to outstanding writers in comedy, by the UCLA graduate division donor awards. Ketab was screened during the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2010 as part of a special presentation of The Stones. Visit Ana Lily’s website here.

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