Tina Gharavi
Senior Lecturer


Gharavi is a BAFTA-nominated award-winning filmmaker/screenwriter. Her work has been broadcast internationally (ITV/Channel Four (UK), Showtime (US) and selected for Sundance) and she is noted for documentary, fiction and cross-platform interactive work as well as using innovative techniques to bring untold stories of marginalised people and subjects to a mainstream audience and to empower those who can, to tell their own stories. Awarded a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship (USA), a Cultural Leadership Fellowship (Hong Kong), she recently completed her feature debut film, I Am Nasrine, a coming of age story of teenage asylum-seekers from Iran. She is currently in development on a further two feature films.

Roles and Responsibilities

Cultural Industries Placements Coordinator
Ethics Committee
Alumni & Employability Officer

Informal Interests



Research Interests

Documentary & Fiction Film Production, Screenwriting, Community Media and Interactive Digital Media.

Postgraduate Supervision

Supervise students in practice-based research including screenwriting, adaptation, interactive narrative and poetry and censorship in Iran

Esteem Indicators

Board of trustees:

Tyneside Cinema
British Refugee Council
Regional Council, Arts Council North East


Arts Council England, British Council, Film Council UK, Heritage Lottery Fund, Baring Foundation, Northern Rock Foundation, New Writing North, Big Lottery Fund, Catherine Cookson Fund, British Council for Research in the Levant.

Industrial Relevance

Over 15 years experience as writer/producer/director.

Producer at Bridge + Tunnel Productions, an award-winning media production outfit


Film, media, documentary, narrative, filmmaking, cinema, installation art, screenwriting, storytelling