Script Writer, Director

United States, Iran

Ana Lily AMIRPOUR © Myrna Suarez

Iranian-American director, screenwriter, producer, Ana Lily Amirpour made her first film at 12. She has a varied background in the arts, including painting and sculpting, and was bass player and front-woman of an art-rock band before moving to Los Angeles. Her visually dynamic and color-imbued body of work embodies the mantra to make the weird real. Her debut feature film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) was critically acclaimed at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2016, The Bad Batch won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival and Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon debuted at Venice in 2021. Recently she helmed The Outside, an episode of Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities. She has created comic books based on A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night and she will publish an intimate book of journal entries collected from her iPhone called Sent From My Slimy Brains.

Jury attendance

  • Member La Cinef & Short Films, 2023