Mani Mehrvarz is an award-winning, non-fiction filmmaker and multimedia artist. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in the Department of Media Study at University at Buffalo, New York, where he also teaches courses such as Video, Documentary Filmmaking, and Media History. Mani received his Master of Arts in Intermedia, from the University of Arts in Poznan in 2014, where he focused his practice/research on the intersection of moving-image with themes such as oral history and nostalgia. Mani’s videos/films have been selected and honored in various recognized film and media festivals such as Japan Media Festival, PERL, Short Waves, FIVA, VIDEOGRAMA, and BIFF, among others. His video “The Wistful Affection For The Past” (2013) was one of the six selected works in Q-moving Image Program in Japan and honored for ceaselessly questioning the border of history and reality in a critical way while strongly exhausting the unique qualities of video as a creative medium.