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Published on March 10th, 2022 | by richvongod


Maryam Pirband Won the Yellow Rose Award at the 14th JIFF

Dandelion Season” by Iranian/ American filmmaker Maryam Pirband won the Yellow Rose Award at the Jaipur International Film Festival in India.“Dandelion Season” is about arranged marriage in Los Angeles. When the young bride escapes on the wedding day, her family finds themselves in a new situation. To solve some problem, each member of the family must find solutions for their own personal issues. Iranian actors Gohar Kheirandish, Hamid Razi, Reza Musavi, and Nima Jafari along with American actors Rudy Youngblood, Stain Harrington, Ian Lauer and the Egyptian Actor Sayed Badreya,are starring in the movie.

Maryam Pirband is a director/ writer who makes character-based films that explore social justice issues. She is best known for her films: Fermysk, Dance with me, Silence, P6, Dandelion season, and My portion. She studied movie directing in Iran and continued education to a Master’s Degree at California’s Azusa Pacific University. She began her filmmaking journey in Iran and worked in different countries; She made award-winning short films, feature documentaries, feature films, and Tv Shows. Her films have been screened, nominated, and awarded at over 40 festivals worldwide.

She Began her career with acting and performed in 22 movies and palys, she is the first professional Stunt in Iran but soon she switched to directing and became the first (still the only) Female director who made action films. She is the only female director who made a sixteen episodes documentary show in Iran’s Judicial system. She moved to LA a couple of years ago, where she started her career as a festival Jury member. She celebrated Iranian cinema in California and Nevada. She made her award-winning short film Fermysk, leading to the feature film Dandelion Season in LA.

She has been invited to different film festivals’ juries or the head of the jury panel worldwide.

Her books “Triangle” and “Where Am I Standing” were published in 2016 and 2018.

She is in pre- pre-production for her next feature film.

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