Arash Riahi

Year of birth, place
1972, Islamic Republic of Iran
lives and works in
Arash T. Riahi is a director, producer, and dramatic advisor. He has been living in Vienna since 1982. Arash studied Film and Arts and has since worked for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF on a freelance basis. In 1997 he founded the film production company Golden Girls Filmproduktion, for which he has written, directed, and produced several awardwinning documentaries, shorts, experimental films, music videos, and commercials. »The Souvenirs of Mr. X« was his first cinema documentary, followed by the multi-awardwinning »Exile Family Movie« and »For a Moment Freedom«. In the meantime he has won more than 50 international awards and was the Austrian candidate for the Academy Awards 2010. Since 2009 he also works as a jury member for various international festivals as well as script advisor and coach for SOURCES 2, NiPKOw PrOGrAMM, ORF and the Scottish Documentary Institute. He also teaches fictional and nonfictional storytelling and producing at Vienna University.

[Last update: September 2015]