Discipline: Film/Video – screenplay

Sara Zandieh

Discipline: Film/Video – screenplay
Region: Los Angeles, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2014

Sara Zandieh is an Iranian-American filmmaker based in LA. She holds an M.F.A. in film writing and directing from Columbia University’s School of Arts. Her first short film, The Pool Party, won a Jury Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, Best Short Film at Cinequest, and played at film festivals worldwide. Her latest short, Reza Hassani Goes to the Mall, premiered at the Telluride Film Festival, won the Focus Features Best Film Award at the Columbia University Film Festival, and Best Short at the Hamptons International Film Festival. Zandieh is a recipient of the Fulbright Grant for filmmaking, the La Fémis director’s workshop, and a MacDowell fellowship. She recently had her episodic TV debut, directing “Rebel Music: The Music Never Stopped” (MTV). She is currently developing her first feature film.



Sara Zandieh worked in the Mansfield studio.

The Helen Coolidge Mansfield Studio was donated by graduates of the Mansfield War Service Classes for Reconstruction Aides. Helen Mansfield helped found the New York MacDowell Club. The small, shingled frame structure with stone foundation was originally fronted on the west side by a neat white picket fence and gate, a garden, and a stone pathway…

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