Amin Palangi is an award-winning filmmaker, known for his intimate and captivating portrait of people in extreme circumstances. His debut feature documentary, Love Marriage in Kabul, was a finalist at the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism, winner of Audience Award at Sydney Film Festival, Best Director from the Australian Directors Guild. His credits also include several award-winning short films such as Hidden Generation, Immigrants and Cigarettes and Close Distance as well as several web-series including Screen Australia funded I luv u but.
Amin holds a PhD in film studies from the Australian National University and MA from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). He has taught screen production courses at the tertiary and university level at JMC Academy, Western Sydney University and the University of New South Wales and was nominated as a member of Screen NSW’s Film Industry Advisory Committee.
During his time at Information and Cultural Exchange, Amin developed a new stream of Screen Culture Programs and produced several Screen NSW funded short films and web-series.
In 2016, he worked as a cinematographer with Sundance and Emmy award-winning director Alexandria Bombach on Afghanistan by Choice, which went on to win Pulitzer Center’s Cine Award and directed AACTA Awards nominated short film Seltered.
Amin’s recent work, Break, won the Best Short Film award from the Top Short Film Festival and is continuing to be screened at international film festivals.
Currently, he is in the financing stage of Common Ground, a feature film with co-director Eve Spence and in the development stage of Divorce in collaboration with AWGIE and AACTA award winner Osamah Sami.