• AUSTRALIA • BOARD MEMBER
Vahid Vahed grew up in Tehran, Iran and studied Visual Arts and Communication in the UK. After residing in Germany for nearly 3 years working as a photographer and editor, Vahid immigrated to Sydney, Australia, where he earned his BFA and MFA at the University of New South Wales. Vahid has worked as a freelance researcher, television journalist, university lecturer, radio, film and television producer, media educator, digital media artist and is currently working as Artistic Director of Cinewest, a non-profit organization which he founded in 1999. Cinewest implements screen culture and audience development projects, media literacy workshops, and film festivals for children and young adults.