Anahita Ghazvinizadeh (b 1989, Tehran, Iran) is a filmmaker and writer. She got her BFA in cinema from the Art University of Tehran, and is currently a graduate student in The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Anahita has been a student of Abbas Kiarostami for 5 years, and is influenced by his cinematic style. Being inspired by the rich culture of children’s cinema in Iran, specifically Kiarostami’s work, Anahita started to work on a trilogy of short films with children as the main characters. “When the Kid was a Kid” and “Needle” are the titles of the first two pieces which have been completed. Anahita is also the co-writer of the acclaimed feature film, “Mourning”, which is another project with the theme of childhood and parenthood.