Mahsa Razavi

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Mahsa Razavi


Profile Details

  • Country:   Canada
  • Province/State:   Ontario
  • City:   Toronto
  • How do you Identify?:   She/her Iranian
  • Experience Level:   Mid-Career
  • Field of Work:   Fiction/Scripted, Documentary, and Other
  • Union:   Non-Union
  • Rep:   Freelance
  • Interested In:   Directing TV For Hire, Directing Film/Digital for Hire, and Developing my own Film/TV/Digital Material
  • Recent Credits:   Ahu (Writer, Director, Producer, 2021), A Celebration (Writer, Director, Editor, 2019), Roj Means Sun (Writer, Director, Producer, 2016), I have a Dream (Director,2015), The Proposition (Director, 2013)
  • Favourite Movies:   Hiroshima Mon Amour, Mouchette, Three Colours: Blue, Red, Dekalog, La Strada, Raise Ravens, Climates, The Runner (دونده), The Lodgers (اجاره نشین ها), Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, The Piano, Where is the Friend's House?, Thelma and Louise
  • Favourite TV Shows:   Breaking Bad, My Brilliant Friend, Chernobyl, Fleabag
  • Authorized to work in the USA?:   Yes
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Mahsa Razavi is a film director, screenwriter, and producer from Iran and is currently based in Toronto. 

Mahsa studied Social Sciences and Communications at the University of Tehran before moving to Canada where she earned her MA in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto, and her MFA in Film Production from York University. Mahsa is an alumnus of the Sheridan College Advanced Film and TV Program, the Reykjavik Talent Lab and the Looking China Youth Filmmaking Mentorship Project.

She has made several fiction and documentary films that have been showcased in numerous countries across Europe, Asia, Africa and the US. Mahsa’s short films A Celebration (2019), and Roj Means Sun (2016), which are part of a coming-of-age trilogy, has been screened on CBC, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Canada National Screen Institute, the Iranian Film Academy Short Film Festival and used in school curricula in Canada and the US. Her latest work is a narrative short film entitled Ahu, funded by the Ontario and the Canada Art Councils and nominated for best fiction at the Iranian Short Film Association Awards, the Fajr Film Festival, and the Oscar-qualifying Tehran International Short Film Festival. She is currently working on her first feature film script, The River Will Carry Us

Mahsa’s works often focus on female experience, issues of individual-community, migration narratives, displacement, loss, and belonging. She is a recipient of the Canada Art Council Award for Research and Creation (The River Will Carry Us, 2020), the Toronto Art Council Grant for Media Arts (Ahu, 2020), the Ontario Art Council Grant for Emerging Artists (Ahu, 2018), the Toronto Art Council Media Grant (A Celebration, 2017) and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (Roj Means Sun, 2014).

Mahsa is a member of the Canadian Academy of Film and Television, the Women in Film and TV Toronto (WIFT), and the Film in Colour.


Demo Reel:

A Celebration (Trailer):