Docmaniacs collective was born out of the collaboration of three young Iranian documentary artists: Afsaneh Salari, Sepand Saedi and Hoda Siahtiri. Afsaneh and Hoda met in Europe during their master studies in Docnomads documentary directing and their similar world view inspired them to work with each other after their education. As Sepand – the old friend and colleague of Hoda – got on board, their trio was created within different skills each.

The collective aims at producing documentary art and is enthusiast to accompany other filmmakers from the region into the international circle. We aspire to keep an independent voice both in terms of the artistic and social aspect of cinema.