Amin Palangi is an award-winning filmmaker known for his intimate and captivating portrait of people in extreme circumstances.
His debut documentary, LOVE MARRIAGE IN KABUL, won the Audience Award at Sydney Film Festival, Best Direction from the Australian Directors Guild and was released theatrically in Australia and broadcast internationally in over twenty-six countries. His credits also include several award-winning short films such as BREAK, CLOSE DISTANCE and his AFTRS graduating film VAFADAR (LOYAL), and web series including Screen Australia funded I LUV U BUT. As a cinematographer, Amin received a Cine Award for AFGHANISTAN BY CHOICE, directed by Sundance and Emmy Award winner Alexandria Bombach.
Amin directs the Persian Film Festival in Australia, he teaches screen production at UNSW and directing at AFTRS. Amin was also a member of the Screen NSW Film and Television Industry Advisory Committee.
Amin is currently in post-production of his feature debut TENNESSINE starring Osamah Sami (Ali’s Wedding). He is also in development of COMMON GROUND, co-creating with Eve Spence, which received early development funding from Screen NSW, and has just completed the inaugural Attagirl program.