Sudabeh Mortezai

Sudabeh Mortezai

Director, Austria


Sudabeh Mortezai was born in Ludwigsburg, Germany, and grew up in Tehran and Vienna. She obtained an MA in theater and film studies from the University of Vienna in 1994. She worked as a programmer for film festivals and organized a number of film events at Filmcasino, an independent arthouse cinema in Vienna. After completing UCLA’s certificate program in film, TV, and digital entertainment media in 2003, she directed and produced several short films before making the feature-length documentary Children of the Prophet (2006). She made her feature-length narrative film debut in 2014 with the award-winning Macondo. Joy (2018) is her most recent film.

Selected Filmography

2006 : Children of the Prophet

2014 : Macondo

2018 : Joy