Faculty Profile for Taniel Maher Kilajian

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Taniel Maher Kilajian
Lecturer — Department of Theatre & Dance
THEA 101
phone: (512) 245-1450

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Taniel Kilajian is an Armenian-American independent filmmaker that experiments in both fiction and documentary mediums. His films have screened and won awards at festivals both domestic and international, including SXSW, Soho International Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, and Literally Short Film Festival. Soon after graduating from UT Austin with an MFA in Film and Video Production in December 2019, Taniel had the privilege of working as Terrence Malick’s personal assistant for a year and a half. He is now working on his first feature documentary, shot in Armenia.