Arash T. Riahi

Born in Iran and lives in Austria since 1982. Studied film and humanities, from 1995 to 2002 freelance staff at the ORF broadcasts Nitebox, current culture and art pieces. 1997 Foundation of the film and media production company Golden Girls Filmproduktion ( Various premier documentaries, advertising spots, music videos, short films and experimental films. His first feature film, “A Moment of Freedom” (AUSF) was the official Austrian candidate for the Auslandsoscar 2010. He works as a freelance teacher and media coach (ORF, SAE, FH Vienna, Scottish Film Institute, Goethe Institute Dublin, EDN). Since 2010 he has been a group leader and dramaturge of the media program Sources 2 and Nipkow. He holds guest lectures (University of Vienna, Goethe Institute Dublin, various film festivals) and taught in the subject “Nonfiction Dramaturgy” at the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna and since 2014 at the Filmakademie Wien.