Director BIO: Sara Soheili (MWAH)

Director Biography

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Sara Soheili was born in Mashhad, Iran.
Upon completion of her Bachelor Degree studies in Microbiology, she was graduated from Azad University, Tehran Branch.
Along with her university studies, she attended Acting and Cinema Make-up Workshops at the Association of young filmmakers.
She then started her specialized artistic activities in Movies and Cinema as make-up artist in “Four-Fingered” and “Marriage in extra Time” movies.
In the year 2011, she started acting in “Gashte Ershad” movie and continued this career afterwards in other movies titled “Kalashnikov”, “Night Shift”, “Gashte Ershad 2” and “Kimia” Series.
By making “Mwah“short film in the year 2016, she has shown her willingness to start film production and directing activities along with her acting.

Director Statement

By making this movie I liked to show in a poetic way the sadness of trying to abort. The relationship between women with their embryos is a subject that has always inspired me.

By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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