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Dr Amin Palangi

Master of Arts: Film and Television – Screenwriting, 2008

Dr Amin Palangi is an award-winning filmmaker known for his intimate and captivating portraits of people in extreme circumstances.

His debut documentary, Love Marriage in Kabul, won the Audience Award at Sydney Film Festival, Best Direction from the Australian Directors Guild. It was released theatrically in Australia and broadcast in over twenty-six countries.

His credits also include several award-winning short films such as Break, Close Distance and his AFTRS film Vafadar (Loyal). He has worked on web series including Screen Australia funded I Luv U But.

As a cinematographer, Amin received a Cine Award for Afghanistan By Choice, directed by Sundance and Emmy Award winner Alexandria Bombach.

Amin is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Persian Film Festival in Australia. He teaches screen production at UNSW and directing at AFTRS. Amin was also a member of the Screen NSW Film and Television Industry Advisory Committee.

Amin is currently in post-production of his feature debut Tennessine starring Osamah Sami (Ali’s Wedding). He is also in development of Common Ground, co-creating with Eve Spence, which received early development funding from Screen NSW, and has just completed the inaugural Attagirl program.



The highlight of my time at AFTRS was obtaining funding to write and direct my first short film.


The highlight of my career so far has been directing the feature documentary, Love Marriage in Kabul, which has screened in over 26 countries and received numerous awards.