Noushin Meraji - Iran
Noushin Meraji, born 1980, took a one-year course with the Iranian Youth Cinema Association. She began making short films in 2004, such as; Chicken for Dinner, Daddy’s Guest, Hard, Straight, Awake and Brother. They were shown at national film festivals including the Tehran International Short Film Festival, and also in film festivals around the world, including Belgrade, USA, Herat and India.
Noushin was nominated for best director for her film Brother and she won Best Film Script for this film. This same film also won the Best Actor award at the Tehran International Short Film Festival. She also finished her first feature-length film recently, called “Son”.