Parisa Ghasemi , born in 1987 in Iran, base in Linz & Vienna, Austria. She completed her bachelor and master studies in film at Tehran University of the Arts. She gained practical experience in the field of film in Tehran and started her master’s degree in time-based media at the Linz University of Art in 2014 in Austria. She is a Member of VDFS – Collecting Society Of Austrian Filmmakers.

She focuses her activity around film, and has a special content interest in social political awareness and the rights of minorities. She makes feature films. Works as an author director and producer. She also organizes film festivals, intercultural exchange and cultural events.

In 2018, she co-founded with Ashkan Nematian the non-profit film and cultural association Closefilm and the first Linz International Short Film Festival to expand the horizons of short film for aspiring filmmakers. Due to her recognition in the Iranian and Austrian short film industry, she has also established and promoted exchanges between films and artists from these two countries. She has also been a board member of KUPF Kulturplattform Oberösterreich since February 2020. In 2020, she was a jury member in the Cultural Directorate of the City of Linz for the special funding Linz Impuls. She was line producer of the feature-length film project Looteyo in 2020. She was a member of the jury of 49th Festival of Nations.

She has been present at numerous events and industry markets, such as Festival de Cannes, Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival, Viennale, Diagonale, Crossing Europe, VIS (Vienna International Shorts).

KUPF: Kulturplattform Oberösterreich – Klausur 2021 : Board members


Since 2021 Initiation & management of Intercultural Film Forum Vienna, Austria
Since 2020 Member of the board Kupf-KulturPlattform Österreich
Since 2018 Initiation & management of Closefilm Film- und Kulturverein, Linz, Austria
Since 2018 Initiation & organization of the Linz International Short Film Festival, Linz, Austria
2017 Film coordination and curation of the Tanzhafen Festival Linz, Austria
2015 Production team at the Crossing Europe International Film Festival, Linz, Austria
2014 – 2016 Core team at Kinophilia International Kinokabaret, Linz, Austria

2021 49th FON International Film Festival: Festival of Nations, Lenzing, Austria
2020 Cultural Directorate of the City of Linz for the special funding Linz Impuls

Festival of Nations – award gala 2021: Jury members


Since 2014 University of Art and Design Linz, Austria, Master’s degree in Time-based Media
2011 – 2014 Tehran University of Art, Iran, Master’s Degree in Film (Film Studies/Directing)
2007 – 2011 Tehran University of the Arts, Iran, Bachelor’s Degree in Film (Film Studies/Cinematography)
2007 – 2008 Tehran University, Iran, Bachelor studies Philosophy


2020 BestOff Art University Linz, Austria
2019 BestOff Art University Linz, Austria
2017 BestOff Art University Linz, Austria
2017 BEST LONG SHORT FILM AWARD, New Classic Cinema Festival, Seattle, USA
2017 Best Director Nomination, the New Classic Cinema Festival, Seattle, USA
2017 Achievement Scholarship, Linz University of the Arts, Austria
2017 Talents on Stage, Österreichiche Kulturforum, Tehran, Iran
2007 Ranked 3rd among 60,000 participants in the National Entrance Exam for art studies Iran
2007 Member of Iran’s National Elites Foundation
1999 Member of Iran’s National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents


2020 Clermont Ferrand Film Festival, France (Participated as a festival).
2019 Festival de Cannes, Short Film Corner, Cannes, France
2019 Crossing Europe Film Festival, Linz, Austria
2019 Innsbruck film Festival, Innsbruck, Austria
2018 Festival de Cannes, Short Film Corner, Cannes, France
2017 Red Finch Film Festival, Orem, Utah, USA
2017 Asian Film Center Global Fest, Kolkata, India
2017 Tanzhafen Festival, Linz, Austria
2016 Body Sound Space Kapu, Linz, Austria
2015 Body Sound Space Kapu, Linz, Austria
2015 Exhibition at OK Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz, Austria
2012 Streaming in the national television broadcast, Iran.
2008 Group photo exhibition Cultural Center Ferdos, Tehran, Iran

Residency 2017 AT – DOP: Sorin Dorian Dragoi


Line Producer
2020-2022 Looteyo, Hormuz, Iran

Director, Screenplay & producer
Newcomer, Linz, Austria
2017 Residency, Linz, Austria
2013 Fears and Hopes, Tehran, Iran
2011 The Girl Alone, Tehran, Iran
2008 Rhino, Today without me and you, Arak, Iran
2007 A Paper of My Heart, Tehran, Iran

2018 Fahrurteile, from Sepp, Linz, Austria
Beziehungsweise, from Sepp, Linz, Austria
The Light the Sound Stand Up, Arak/Teheran, Iran
Ka, Teheran, Iran
Parvandeh,  Teheran, Iran
The Girl Alone, Teheran, Iran
An Unexpected Event, Teheran, Iran

2017 Residency, Linz, Austria
2015 Studententum I,II,III, Linz, Austria
2014 Trois femmes a la tête blonde video, Linz, Austria
2008 Rhino, Today Without Me and You, Arak, Iran

Experimental Video
Trailers Tanzhafen Festival, Linz, Austria
2015 Studententum I,II,III, Linz, Austria
2014 Trois femmes a la tête blonde video, Linz, Austria
2014 Foxconn (video art), Linz, Austria

Linz ISFF 2021: Panel Discussion with juries & filmmakers

Operating systems: Mac, Windows
Office software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Editing software: Avid liquid, EDIUS, Adobe Premier, Davinci
Music and Visual: Resolume, Traktor

Planning and realization of events
Organization of cooperation with international partners
Financing, sponsoring and financial management

Independent planning and implementation of marketing and communication activities
Design and implementation of advertising campaigns(online and offline)
PR campaign and channel marketing
Visual marketing
Community management via social media

Financial plan

Moderation of film talks