Vahid Vahed was born in Tehran in 1959. He attended high school and later university in England from 1975 to 1981. He studied civil engineering and communications, majoring in photography and film studies. Vahid lived and worked as an editor and a photographer in Germany for three years before immigrating to Australia in 1984. Vahid has worked as a journalist, University lecturer, film and television producer/director, curator and video artist. In Australia he completed an Associate Diploma, Charles Sturt University (Television and Sound Production), Bachelor of Fine Arts, College Of Fine Arts UNSW (Sound, Performance and Installation) Master Read More.. of Art, College Of Fine Arts UNSW (Time Based Art). From 1998 to 2003, he was employed by the NSW Ministry for the Arts as a Multicultural Arts Officer and has been the Artistic Director and Founder of Auburn International Film and Video Festival for Children and Young Adults (est. 1998) and CINEWEST (est. 1999). In 2002, Vahid was elected as the Vice President of CIFEJ (International Centre of Films for Children and Young People), an international organization conceived and established by UNESCO and UNICEF in 1955. Vahid was awarded a two-year fellowship from Australia Council for the Arts for researching, initiating and developing community cultural development practices and screen culture activities. At present he is undertaking a postgraduate research program in Digital Media at College of Fine Arts UNSW.
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