Ghazal Partou


Address: Toronto, ON





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 scriptwriting workshop with

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



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


AWARDS and accomplishments     



2021                     Best Acting award at "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


2011                     1st Prize, The 6th National Sculpture Biennial of Tehran, Iran

                          1st Prize, The 2nd Annual Online Iranian Contemporary Art Competition | Persbook



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






SELECTED CREDITS /Theatre, Cinema, Performance Art



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 ProjectAn 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