Based in London & Brighton, Sayna Fardaraghi is an award-winning British-Persian artist & filmmaker creating experimental short films, music videos and fashion films. Though her work is quite diverse, she focuses mainly on the themes of nostalgia, ephemera, and trinkets of everyday lives that are often not looked upon.
Her recent work 'Waiting ' has won the Intel/Movidiam award for Best Director and best experimental student film at TIFF (Tatsuno), whilst grabbing the attention of renowned filmmakers such as Barry Jenkins and Nova Dando. She has additionally been interviewed by the BFI (British Film Institue) SCENE program, giving tips to young people looking to get into the world of film.
Previously having interned as a video editing assistant for Dazed Media, she is always searching for new ways to express her creativity and imagination in out-of-the-box manners. Alongside her professional works, she maintains an online presence where many of her works have gone viral, having her generate 15M+views across platforms.
You can send her a love letter or inquiries here: (she doesn't bite!)
AWARDS x HONOURS
2020 HP 'Power Your Breakthrough' - Best Director
2020 (TIFF) Tatsuno - Best Student Experimental Film
2019 Winner of Rising Filmmaker Awards
2017 ASOS - 3rd Best Clothing Design
PRESS x PUBLICATIONS
The Creative Kids - Movidiam
Scratch Cinema - SHOTS
Sunstroke Magazine - Artleove
Renoveau Media - ReelCulture
Sumou Magazine - DisquietDog
Chronic!Zine - NFFTY Podcast
Pictured: stage 1 evolution sayna, before she knew what film actually was. -->