Anna Fahr is an award-winning filmmaker specializing in documentary and narrative films, music videos, and promotional videos.
Her latest narrative short, Transit Game (2014), has screened in dozens of festivals internationally winning awards in Berlin, Florence and San Francisco. The film was also nominated for a Golden Sheaf Award in the category of 'Best Drama' at the Yorkton Film Festival. In 2006, Anna independently produced/directed/edited the feature-length documentary, Khaneh Ma: These Places We Call Home, which examines issues of cultural identity and dual nationality from the vantage point of three generations of Iranians living in Iran, Canada, and Germany. The film screened theatrically at the National Film Board of Canada cinema in Montreal and in festivals worldwide.
Anna received her B.F.A. in Film Production from Concordia University in Montreal and her Master’s in Film and Middle Eastern Studies from New York University. Her thesis project, Madar (Mother), is a screenplay for a feature-length film that examines the life of a woman during a period of critical social and political transition in pre-revolutionary Iran. The project was selected as part of the 2007 Reel World Film Festival’s Emerging 20 Filmmakers Competition and was awarded a scriptwriting grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.
In additional to filmmaking, Anna is an educator who has taught at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and is currently a Visiting Instructor in the department of Communication Arts at the Lebanese American University in Beirut.