Emelie Mahdavian

Producer In Residence

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EMELIE MAHDAVIAN is an experimental and documentary filmmaker. She produced, wrote, and edited Midnight Traveler, which won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance 2019 and will open in US theaters this fall. Her first feature documentary After the Curtain premiered at Lincoln Center as part of the 44th Dance on Camera series. Her experimental motion capture dance film Intangible Body, exploring censorship of women’s dance in Iran, was exhibited at museums and international festivals. Emelie studied filmmaking at London Film School, has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. She is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Utah and is currently in production on the documentary feature Bitterbrush.