Producer Marjan Safinia

Marjan Safinia is an award-winning Iranian documentary filmmaker. Her films have played at festivals worldwide and been supported by IDA’s Enterprise Fund, Sundance Institute and the MacArthur and Ford Foundations.


Until 2018, Marjan was the longest-serving President of the Board of the International Documentary Association.

She co-hosts the pre-eminent online documentary community, The D-Word, and is a regular juror, programmer, speaker and connector of all things documentary.