Anahita Ghazvinizadeh is an Assistant Professor of Cinematic Arts. She received her BFA in film from Tehran University of Art and her MFA in studio arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. "When the Kid was a Kid" (2011, Iran), "Needle" (2013, US) and "In the Trees" (2015, US) form her trio of short films made in Iran and US, with children as main characters and centered around growth, identity and personhood in young people. Anahita's other short film "What Remains" (2016, US) is part of a collective international project, "Break the Silence", aiming to increase knowledge and action against abuse of women and youth. She was selected as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent filmmaking in 2013 by the Filmmaker Magazine, and was in the list of 20 rising female filmmakers by IndieWire in 2017.