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Ghazal Partou


Address: Toronto, ON



AWARDS and accomplishments



2022                    Jury Member of "AGIFF" International Film Festival 

2021                     Special Mention Lead Actress for the feature film" You Won't See Winter"

                              In Five Continents International Film Festival

2021                     Best Acting Award, "AGIFF" ART GATE FILMS International Film Festival 

                              Montreal, Canada

2015                     Jury Member of art RBC Arts Access fund for newcomer artists

                              Winner of the third TELUS Newcomer Artist Award, Toronto, Canada

2014                     Finalists for the second TELUS Newcomer Artist Award, one of the                 

                              Outstanding Vision Awards of Toronto Arts  Foundation

2010                    Best Acting Teacher Award, School Theatre Festival, Tehran, Iran

              1st Prize, Playwriting and Directing (my play: White Bird in the Mirror), School Theatre                                            Festival, Tehran, Iran  

2006 - 2010        B.A. In Sculpture, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

2002 - 2004       Diploma of Graphic Design, Azadegan Art School, Tehran, Iran

2007                     Certificate in Acting, Karnameh Institute of Arts and Culture, Tehran, Iran

2010                     Certificate in Theatrical Media Makeup, Center for Young Filmmakers,  Tehran, Iran


2013                    Certificate of Attendance for completion of scriptwriting workshop with

                              Oscar-winning director “ASGHAR FARHADI,” Toronto, Canada

2022                   Studies Acting for Film TV & The Theatre at Toronto Film School



Training and Workshops Attended

2021                     Directing workshop with "Abdolreza Kahani"

                              Acting workshop with "Abdolreza Kahani"

2020                     Acting workshop with "Abdolreza Kahani"

2019                      Acting workshop with "Abdolreza Kahani"

2018                      Acting workshop with "Asghar Farhadi"

                              Acting workshop with "Abdolreza Kahani"

                              Acting workshop with "Reza Kianian & Hedayat Hashemi"

                        Acting workshop with " Hatef Alimardani"

                        Acting Masterclass with "Hooman Seyedi"

                              Directing workshop with "Mani Haghighi"

2017                      Acting Workshop with " Hooman Seyedi"

2016                      Introduction to Wearable Media, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada

SELECTED CREDITS /Theatre, Cinema, Performance Art



2023                        Amphibious (Short Film )

                            Actor : Raha Rouhollahi

                                  Producer: Ghazal Partou
                                 Director:& Writer: Ghazal Partou
Location: Toronto, Canada

2023                        ENGLISH

                                  Role: MARJAN

                                 Director: GUILLERMO VERDECCHIA & ANAHITA DEHBONEHIE
                                 Writer: SANAZ TOOSSI

                                  Location: Toronto & Montreal, Canada


2022                        UNDERSTOOD

                                  Role: Lover

                                  Producer:Art Babayants &Tijana Sim
                                 Director: Vojin Vasovic
                                 Writer: Myrto Koumarianos

                                  Location: Toronto, Canada


2021                         Not My President

                                  On-Set Acting Coach 

                                  Screenwriter & Director:  Arvin Zokaei

                                  Location: Toronto, Canada

                               Chekhov In Compliance "The Bear," A play written by Anton Chekhov

                                 Role: Popova

                                  Director:  Siavash Shabanpour

                                  Location: Toronto, Canada

                            A Moment, A Lifetime

                                  Role: Leyla

                                  Screenwriter & Director:  A short movie by "Kamran Aminian"

                                  Location: Toronto, Canada



                                  Role: Shaghayegh

                                  Screenwriter & Director:  A short movie by "Faranak Khodadadpour"

                                  Location: Toronto, Canada



                                  Role: Shahrzad

                                  Screenwriter & Director: A short movie by "Ehsan Shahindoost" 

                                  Location: Toronto, Canada


                                  Role: anonymous                           

                                  Director:  A  short movie By "Ramin Rousta"

                                  Location: Toronto, Canada

2020                      You won't See Winter

                                  Role: Rezvaneh

                                   Screenwriter & Director:  A feature movie by "Abdolreza Kahani"

                                  Location: Toronto, Canada


2019                        Dang show ( Music Band)

                      Music concert 

                      Invited Singer: Ghazal Partou

                      Location: Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada


                    In Sundry Languages

                      Role: Multiple Roles

                     Director: Art Babayants

                      Location: Fairview Library Theatre, Toronto, Canada


                    Dang show ( Music Band)

                      Music concert At Tirgan Festival 

                      Invited Singer: Ghazal Partou

                     Location: Harbourfront Centre Theatre

2018                      Free Like Air 

                     Second assistant director: Ghazal Partou

                     Screenwriter & Director: A Film by "Abdolreza Kahani"

                     Writers:  Reza AttaranAbdolreza Kahani 

                     Filming Location: Toronto, Canada




2017                         ARASH 

                      Role: Arash

                      Director: Soheil Parsa

                     Location: Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Toronto, Canada


         The Cripple of Inishmaan

         Role: Billy

          Director: Siavash Shabanpour

         Location: Glendon Theatre, Toronto, Canada



2016                        One-way Ticket

          An interactive performance: Ghazal Partou 

          Production manager: Rouzbeh Sharbaf

         Location: Toronto City Hall, Canada

                      That Ugly Mess That Happened in St. Catharines

                      Co-creator and direction collaborator: Ghazal Partou

                      Producer: DLT Company

                      Location: St. Catharine, Canada

                      Iran Cinema's Tree

                      A video by: Ghazal Partou

                     Technical collaboration: Rouzbeh Sharbaf

                      Location: Toronto, Canada




2015                        Tirgan Volunteers video

                     Idea & Creative Director: Ghazal Partou

                     Producer: Yazdan Tabrizi

                      Location: Toronto, Canada

                                  Cut-out Project –An installation designed by Ghazal Partou

                                  Location: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada


                      In Mane To

                     Role: Vafa

                      Director: Elham Yousefi

                      Location: Espace 4001 Berri in Montreal, Quebec



2014                        Two Ducks in The Fog

                     Role: Maria - Akram

                     Director: Siavash Shabanpour

                      Location: Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Canada



                      At This Very Moment -  An  Antiwar Freeze Flash Mob by Ghazal Partou

                      Location: Dundas Square, Toronto, Canada


                     Once Upon a Time, I Had a Friend -  Video Performance by Ghazal Partou

                     Location: OFF Studio - Tehran, Iran


                      Two Ducks in The Fog

                      Role: Maria - Akram

                      Director: Siavash Shabanpour

                      Location: Atelier RZLBD, Bayview Village, Toronto, Canada




2013                        Moment of Silence

                                 Role: Shiva

                                 Playwright and Director:  Mohammad Yaghoubi

                                  Location: Hart House Theatre, Toronto, Canada


                                  Operatic Narration of Arash the Archer

                                  Role: Arash

                                  Director:  Siavash Shabanpour

                                  Creator: Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto (ICOT)

                                 Location: WestJet Stage, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada



                     The Man Who Was Mistaken For Grass

                      Roles: Flight attendant, Hotel receptionist, Student, Crazy Professor, Airline Secretary

                      Director: Ebrahim Poshtkouhi

                      Location: Tehran, Iran


                      We Disappear  - A Video Performance by Ghazal Partou

                      Location: Dastan Gallery, Tehran, Iran



2011                         Khatme Biveh

                                  Role: Writer's wife

                                  Playwright and Director: Nima Dehghani

                                  Location: Tehran, Iran 




2010                        White Bird In The Mirror

                                  Playwright and Director: Ghazal Partou

                                  Location: School Theatre Festival, Tehran, Iran



2008                       Dog Sweat (winner at Rome International Film Festival and Austin Film Festival in 2010)

                                  Role: Homeless girl

                                  Director: Hossein Keshavarz




2007                        The Customer Is Not Available

                                  Role: Sara

                                  Director: Reza Kamali

                                  Location: Tehran, Iran



2006                      Goodbye Beautiful

                                  Role: Theatre photographer

                                  Director: Ahmad Kamyabi Mask

                                  Location: Tehran, Iran


         Role: Theatre photographer

         Director: Azadeh Shah Moayeri

         Location: Ninth International Festival of Student Theatre, Tehran, Iran

         City Lights

         Role: Theatre photographer

         Playwright and Director: Arash Tanhayi 

         Location: Ninth International Puppet Festival –Tehran, Iran




         The Wall

         Role: Pregnant woman

         Director: Salman Farkhondeh

         Location: Shiraz, Iran






SELECTED CREDITS / Sculpture, Design



2013                    We Disappear | Video performance | Dastan Gallery, Tehran, Iran


2012                     Without Border 3 | Persbook Art, 3rd Exhibition | the House Of Artists Gallery | Tehran, Iran


2011                          6th Tehran Contemporary Sculpture Biennial | Tehran, Iran


                                  Persbook Art, 2nd Annual Iranian Contemporary Art | Tehran, Iran


2010                         Mere Imagination |Solo Sculpture Exhibition | Fravahr Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran



                                  2nd Urban Sculpture Biennial | Tehran, Iran


2009                        Group Exhibition | Khark Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2007                         5th Tehran Contemporary Sculpture Biennial | Tehran, Iran








2010-2011               Acting Teacher, Mahdavi Guidance School, Tehran, Iran



1998-2002             Member, Youth Group of the Madaran Emrooz (MAM) Institute, Tehran, Iran 



1998-2001              Volunteer Writer for The Talking Doll magazine, Tehran, Iran







Computer Skills: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Illustrator, Video Editing, Microsoft Office Programs:                                                             Word, Excel, PowerPoint


Printmaking:         Etching, Aquatint, Mezzotint, Linoleum, Woodcut, Monoprint, dry-point, Monotype, Screenprinting

Photography:       Analog photography, Digital photography, Photographic printing, Printing on black-and-white paper,                                                Photo Editing

Painting:                Oil, Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor, Ink, Vitray


Sculpture:             Lost-wax casting, Moulding techniques, Casting, Relief, Sramek, Glass





2010 - present

2010 - present

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