Ph.D. Research Fellow

Amir Bashti Monfared



Amir Pouyan Bashti Monfared is a documentary filmmaker with a decade of practical experience in Iran's film industry. He has received awards for his documentary and corporate films in Iran and Tokyo Docs in Japan. Amir Pouyan has a bachelor's and master's degree in Dramatic Literature from the Faculty of Cinema & Theater at the University of Art in Tehran. He also has a second master's in Media Practices from Volda University College. Amir has previously worked as a junior producer for the Norwegian documentary production company UpNorth Film AS. 

This is a showreel of some of Amir's projects (2013 - 2019)

He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU) and a lecturer in documentary filmmaking, storytelling & narratology, and location sound recording & sound design at the Department of Media and Journalism (AMF) in Volda. 

Scientific Research Interests:

  • Film Production Research & the Practice of Filmmaking
  • Migrant Film and Identity
  • Narration in Documentary Film 
  • Virtual Reality non-fiction 
  • Iranian Cinema

Ph.D. Project

In his article-based Ph.D. project entitled 'Social-issue Documentaries and Production Trends in the Contemporary Transnational Documentary Ecologies', Amir Pouyan explores different questions involving issues of the production of social impact documentaries.

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