Dr Maryam Ghorbankarimi

Lecturer in Film Practice


Maryam Ghorbankarimi is a filmmaker and film scholar. Born and raised in Tehran, Maryam Ghorbankarimi moved to Canada in 2001 to continue her education in film at Toronto’s Ryerson University. She holds a BFA, MA and completed her PhD in film studies at the University of Edinburgh in 2012 and her dissertation was published as a book entitled A Colourful Presence; The Evolution of Women’s Representation in Iranian Cinema in 2015.

Maryam is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has developed some new practice based modules in film at Lancaster University.

Transcending cinema: Kiarostami’s approach to filmmaking
Ghorbankarimi, M. 1/10/2018 In: Iran Namag. 2, 4, p. IV-XVIII. 15 p.
Journal article

The key frames: milestones in the institutional history of animation in Iran
Ghorbankarimi, M. 28/02/2017 In: Animation in the Middle East. I B Tauris 14 p. ISBN: 9781784533267.

A colourful presence: the evolution of women's representation in Iranian cinema
Ghorbankarimi, M. 1/12/2015 Newcastle Upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars. 225 p. ISBN: 1443882720, 9781443882729.

The House is Black: A Timeless Visual Essay
Ghorbankarimi, M. 28/11/2010 In: Forugh Farrokhzad, Poet of Modern Iran. London : I B Tauris 15 p. ISBN: 9781848851559, 9781848851566.