Hengameh Panahi

Since the beginning of her career as an independent sales agent in the early 80’s, Hengameh Panahi has been a major player in international world cinema.


Hengameh founded Celluloid Dreams in 1987, detecting and working with emerging (at the time) “auteur” directors such as François Ozon, Bruno Dumont, Laurent Cantet, Bertrand Bonello, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Jafar Panahi, Abbas Kiarostami, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Naomi Kawase, Gaspar Noe, Jia Zhang-ke, Abderrahmane Sissako, Tsai-Ming-Liang, but also in maintaining the careers of established directors such as Takeshi Kitano, Jacques Rivette, Otar Iosseliani, Marco Bellocchio, Alexandre Sokurov, Johnnie To, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Todd Haynes, Michael Haneke and Jacques Audiard among others.


In 2015, Celluloid Dreams performed a historical hat-trick, winning the Golden Bear for Taxi by Jafar Panahi, the Palme d’Or for Dheepan by Jacques Audiard and the Golden Lion for Desde Alla by Lorenzo Vigas.

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