Caspian Events is an event management consultancy and promotion organization, working with local and international clients to bring fine arts and cultural events to the United Arab Emirates. It facilitates programs at government-related and private arts centers. Caspian Events is based in Sharjah, UAE.
Mahshid Zamani, CEO of Caspian Events, is Managing Director of “Documentary Voices: Pulling Focus.” She brings experience in theatre management and film criticism to her executive role with this new initiative.
Ms. Zamani began her career as a film critic in 1990, with an A.S.S. in Film and Cinematography from the Tehran Cinema Institute. Since then she has worked with major film magazines in Iran and for the Persian section of BBC Radio and BBC.com.
As a film critic focused on women's issues, Ms. Zamani supervised a special 1996 issue of the magazine World of Pictures devoted to "Women and Cinema." This has become a reference tool for students doing research in the field. In 1997 Ms. Zamani coordinated an international seminar in Tehran on the "Image of Women in Contemporary Cinema." Both Iranian and international film media praised the seminar. She also published an English-to-Farsi translation of Ingmar Bergman's Face to Face.