Parisa Zandbaf, the daughter of Hossein, was born in Tehran, Iran. She comes from a cinematic family and that is where her passion for films comes from. She is currently studying her Ph.D. at the University of Amsterdam in film philosophy and aesthetics. Parisa got her BA with a full tuition fee waiver from the University of Tehran in 2014. In 2017, she graduated with her 2-year joint master's degree from the universities of Groningen and Deusto in The Netherlands and Spain for which she was granted the full Erasmus Mundus joint scholarship. On the side, she studied film directing at the Rome International Film School (Rome, Italy) and the CREA (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and makes films on a freelance basis. She was a member of the jury at Amsterdam Independent Film Festival in October 2021. Parisa has also been active in the field of classical music and piano performance under the main supervision of Peyman Yazdanian and others such as Hassan Zandbaf, Alireza Shafaghinejad, and Ramin Behna for years. She was a performer in Siavash Asad's 'Pillow Man' theater in 2017.
She is currently conducting an interdisciplinary study of film aesthetics and the philosophy of imagining. For further detail, please feel free to contact her.
Spuistraat 134, room 101 (P.C. Hoofthuis)
1012 VB, Amsterdam