Mahsa Razavi is a film director, screenwriter and producer from Iran and based in Toronto.
She studied Social Sciences and Communications at the University of Tehran before moving to Canada where she earned her MA in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto, and her MFA in Film Production from York University. She has made several short films that have been showcased in many festivals around the world. Mahsa’s works often focus on issues of identity politics, displacement, loss, and belonging. Her latest work is a narrative short film entitled Ahu, funded by Ontario and Canada Art Councils and set in Toronto. She is currently working on her first feature film script, The River Will Carry Us.
Mahsa is a recipient of the Canada Art Council Grant for Research and Creation (The River Will Carry Us, 2020), Toronto Art Council Grant for Media Arts (Ahu, 2020), Ontario Art Council Grant for Emerging Artists (Ahu, 2018), Toronto Art Council Media Grant (A Celebration, 2017) and Ontario Graduate Scholarship (Roj Means Sun, 2014).