Talent Guide

Anna Fahr

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Directing Lab 2018, Screenwriting Lab 2017


Anna Fahr is an Iranian-American Writer/Director/Producer whose work focuses on the contemporary Middle East and its Diaspora. Her films have screened in dozens of international festivals, she has been the recipient of numerous grants and has participated in conferences, panels and pitching forums, including the Talent Lab at the Toronto International Film Festival, the All Access lab at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Screenwriting Lab at Film Independent.

Anna’s latest dramatic short, Transit Game (2014), is a story of friendship and exile set against the backdrop of the Syrian war. The film was shot in north Lebanon and went on to screen in over fifty international festivals, winning prizes in Berlin, San Francisco and Florence. Anna’s first independent feature documentary, Khaneh Ma: These Places We Call Home (2006), examines questions of cultural identity and dual nationality from the vantage point of three generations of Iranians, divided on three continents and reunited on one journey. The film screened in international festivals worldwide and was theatrically released in Montreal.

Anna holds a BFA in Film Production from Concordia University in Montreal, an MFA in Screenwriting from Hollins University in Virginia and an MA in Film and Middle Eastern Studies from New York University.

Current Project

Valley of Exile


In the arid valley of Eastern Lebanon, two Syrian sisters set out in search of their missing brother, uncertain of where their own journey into exile will lead.