Ms Maryam Mohajer


I am a British-Iranian, BAFTA Winning animator-director from Tehran, Iran. I have lived through revolution, war and immigration.

My work is strongly based on my background in painting, focusing on creative use of cultural background, heritage and identity in storytelling through moving image. 

I have been a part of numerous international film festivals both as a director, animator and as a jury member.

I have 2 years experience as a lecturer in Animation at University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.

My teaching experience also includes a selection of talks and workshops as a visiting lecturer in universities such as Central Saint Martins, Pratt Institute, Penn, University of East London and University of Trinidad and Tobago. 

Awards, Grants and Commissions:

BFI Production funding Award 2022 (WIP)

BAFTA Awards for best short animation 2020

Public choice award British Animation awards 2020

First Price for Best Short Animation Rhode Island RIFF 2020

Artist in residence award Tricky Women 2007

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in BA Illustration Animation and MA Animation


  • MA Animation, Royal College of Art 2007
  • BA Illustration Animation, Kingston University, 2005
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2022
  • BA Painting, Tehran Azad University, Iran 2000

Teaching and learning

Qualifications and expertise

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2022

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught