Arman T. Riahi was born in Iran in 1981 and grew up in Vienna, where he made his first short films while still at school. He studied Media Technology and worked as a graphic and screen designer in London and Vienna. In 2005 Riahi made his first television programs as director for Thursday Night on ORF, the Austrian state TV channel, in the famous/infamous Sendung ohne Namen (Show Without Name) and the cultural magazine program Sunshine Airlines. His short film Elektronikschrott (Electronic Scrap) won the Austrian national short film prize, Shorts on Screen 05 from ORF. In 2006 Riahi participated in the Berlin Film Festival Talent Campus in the category Director/Screenwriter. Since 2005 Riahi has worked as a free-lance director and writer on various film productions in Vienna. 2008 saw the production of the first documentary film series he wrote himself, together with Arash T. Riahi & Raphael Barth, Momentum – What Drives You, for Red Bull Media House. 2011 marks the release of Riahi’s first cinema documentary film, Schwarzkopf, and his first fictional television series, Neue Wiener (working title), for Puls4.


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