Born 1980, Tehran
At the age of eight, she played in "The Cyclist" directed by her father
At the age of 17, she directed her first feature titled "The Apple"
2002_11 September (Short Film)
2000_At Five in the afternoon
As a Jury:
2001_Cannes International Film Festival in France
2000_Venice Film Festival in Italy
2004_ the 54th Berlin International Film Festival
2003 _Montreal word film festival in Canada
1998_Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland
2000_ Moscow Film Festival in Russia
2000_ Festival Cinema Tout Ecran in Switzerland
2001_Arab Screen Independent Film Festival in Doha, Gatar
2006_Euro Asia International Film Festival, Turkey
2008_ Sao Paolo International Film Festival, Brazil
2008_Kerala International Film Festival, India
1998_The Apple: “Sutherland Trophy”, London Film Festival, UK.
1998_ The Apple: “International Critics prize”, Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland.
1998- The Apple: “Jury’s Special prize”, Thessalonica Film Festival, Greece.
1998_ The Apple: “Jury’s Special prize”, Sao Paulo Film Festival, Brazil.
1999_The Apple: “Jury’s Special prize”, Independent cinema Festival, Argentina.
1999_The Apple: “Critic’s prize”, Independent cinema Festival, Argentina.
1999_The Apple:“Audience’s prize”, Independent cinema Festival , Argentina.
2000_The Black Board: “Jury’s prize”, Official Competition section of Cannes Film Festival France.
2000_The Black Board: “Federico Fillini Honor”, UNESCO, Paris
2000_The Black Board: “Francois Truffaut prize”, Giffoni Film Festival in Italy
2000_The Black Board: “Giffoni’s Mayor Prize “, Giffoni Film Festival, Italy
2000_The Black Board: “Special cultural Prize”, UNESCO, paris
2000_The Black Board: “The grand Jury prize”, American Film Institute, USA
2003_At Five In The Afternoon: “Jury Special award”, Official Competition section of Cannes Film Festival France.
2003_At Five in the Afternoon: "Grand prize from Society of churches of world", Cannes, France.
2003_At Five in the Afternoon: Golden Peacock, competition (first prize) for Best film at the 34th International Film Festival of India, India
2004_At Five In The Afternoon: The “Youths’ Cinema” Award in Singapore’s 17th International Silver Screen Film Festival
2005_Samira as one of the forty best directors of the world, choosen by Guardien, UK,
2008_Two Legged-horse: The Special Jury Prize, From the 56th San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain
2008_Two Legged Horse: Georges Delerue Award, for best music, Ghent International Film Festival, Belgium
2008_Two Legged Horse: Special Mention award, Rome International Film Festival, Italy