Roxana Pope

Roxana Pope is a British Iranian director, writer and musician based in Edinburgh. She studied film at Edinburgh Skillset Screen & Media Academy, Edinburgh College of Art, graduating with an MFA in film directing in 2008. Currently Artist in Residence with Edinburgh Mela she is creating a series of films, the first of which is called ASHURA.
Director – Tehran Backyard (Iran, 2007)
Nominated for a Royal Television Award and won best documentary at the NextFrame Film Festival, USA.
Tehran Backyard premiered at the London Documentary FIlm festival in 2008, and was shown in film festivals around the world. It was sold to BBC TV in 2009.
Director – Red Burqa – 2009
Commissioned by LX films Portugal and The Gulbenkian Foundation. Filmed in Southern Iran, currently touring film festivals worldwide. Selected for short film competition at Creteil Womens Film Festival Paris 2010.
Co-writer – Trouble Sleeping – 2008
Scottish Screen and Maka Films, winner of a Scottish BAFTA and premiered at EIFF 2008. Shown at film festivals world wide.
Writer – Leila – 2005
Cineworks and BBC Scotland short film. Shown at film festivals worldwide.

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