Shideh Faramand is an award-winning writer, director, actor and producer, currently residing in Toowoomba, Queensland.
Her short films A Reluctant Bride and Amalia Lucia Gomez is Gluten Intolerant (see links below) have screened at festivals to audiences across Australia, North America and Europe, as well as being broadcast on national television in Romania and Sweden.
In 2016, Shideh was chosen as one of Screen Australia’s Gender Matters recipients for the development of her debut feature film Sheeda with Producer Kirsty Stark of Epic Films and in 2022, Shideh was appointed to Screen Queensland’s Equity and Diversity Taskforce.
With her current feature film in development I Love You, I Miss You, I Kiss You, Shideh was chosen to represent Australia at the Women in Film and Television International Worldwide Pitching Competition, which earned her a special mention. She is a recipient of Screenworks’ 2023 Career Pathways Program- Inside the Writers Room, which will see her spend time at Tony Ayres Productions.
Shideh is an active member of WIFT, Screen Vixens, the Australian Directors Guild, Australian Writers Guild and is a founding member of Raising Films Australia, committed to supporting positive changes towards a more family-friendly industry.
Passionate about creating strong female driven content and diverse stories, Shideh is currently developing several film and television projects under her newly founded company, Immigrants Daughter Production House, reflective of the ever-changing face of Australia.
A Reluctant Bride– Link to watch
Amalia Lucia Gomez is Gluten Intolerant – Link to watch