FilmmakerNassiem Valamanesh has been working with moving images for more than a decade. Born 1978 in Adelaide, Australia he studied filmmaking at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. Designed for cinema, his work lies somewhere between narrative filmmaking and video art and is sustained by bold imagery, soundscapes and a sense of humour mixed with melancholy that reflects his unique worldview. Nassiem’s practice is supported through residencies he has undertaken within and outside Australia and also with screen agency funding. A multi-skilled practitioner, he frequently writes, directs, photographs and edits out of his workspace in Melbourne. His titles include ‘Little Noel Wants To Fly’ which screened in competition at the 2004 Clermont- Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France. ‘My Beijing Friend’ which was acquired in 2005 by SBS television in Australia. The Screen Australia funded short ‘Side By Side’ which screened widely at film festivals in Australia and overseas. His most recent work, ‘Distant Words’ was exhibited at the Wollongong City Gallery as part of the 2011 Generations exhibition and has just screened at the 2012 Melbourne International Film Festival. Currently Nassiem is working on new video works and collaborating with his parents on bringing video into their own art practices.