Directors

Saeed Roostaee

Biography:
Saeed Roostaee was born in Tehran, Iran in 1989.
He graduated in Art and Cinema Direction from Sureh University.

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Mehrdad Oskouei

Biography:
Mehrdad Oskouei is an Iranian filmmaker, producer, photographer and researcher born in Tehran in 1969 and later graduating in film direction from the University of Arts.  His films have been screened at numerous festivals both at home and abroad to great critical acclaim, making him one of the major Iranian documentary makers. In 2010 Oskouei received the Dutch Prince Claus Award for his achievements.
He is a founding member of the Institute of Anthropology and Culture and has sat on several international film festival juries as well as being a cultural ambassador for the United Nation’s humanitarian committee UCHA.
He also teaches at film schools around Iran and is active in the Tehran Arts and Culture Association.
His film « The Last Days of Winter » was released in France in 2013 to both critical and public acclaim.

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Ali Karim

Biography:
Producer, actor, scriptwriter and director ALI KARIM was born in Tehran on October 10th 1977.
He was a theatre actor before appearing in films, notably in features such as “Sag Koshi” /2001 (Bahram Beyzaï) and “Mossafer-e Rey” / 2001 (Davoud Mirbagheri).
He then served as assistant director on various films, working especially with Dariush Mehrjuï on “Mum’s Guest” (Mehman-e Maman).
In 2008 he took part in Abbas Kiarostami’s directors’ workshop during which time he made his first short, « Yellow, Blue, Red ». He then worked as Kiarostami’s assistant on “Shirin” before completing a second short, “The Lift”.
His two shorts have been successful in numerous international film festivals.
On the back of his success ALI KARIM finally directed his first feature, “Pothole” in 2009. The film closed the Critics’ Week at the Venice Mostra the very same year.
« I Hate The Dawn » is his second feature.
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Majid Barzegar

Biography:
Born in 1973 in Hamedan Iran, Majid Barzegar holds a BA in Film and an MA in Dramatic Literature. He has made several short and documentary films. Rainy Seasons (2010), his first feature film, has been in official selection at festivals such as Rotterdam and Montreal.
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Ali Ahmadzadeh

Biography:
Ali Ahmadzadeh was born in Tehran in 1986.
Despite being qualified in architecture, his interest in music led him to graduate from the Neinava Music University.
He is also a graduate in film direction from the Young Cinema Society.
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Adel Yaraghi

Biography:
Adel Yaraghi is an Iranian film maker born in September 1968. He holds a B.A (1998) and an MFA (2000) in film production from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He started his film career as an assistant editor in Concord-New Horizons, a Roger Corman company. In 2004 he went back to Iran where he continues working as a film editor. He has made numerous short and promotional films both in Iran and the U.S.
Since 2007 he has actively and continuously attended Abbas Kiarostami’s film making workshop.
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Ebrahim Saeedi

Biography:
Director, editor and photographer, Ebrahim Saeedi was born in 1965 in Mahabad in Iranian Kurdistan. He has a B.A in Cinema from  the Arts University of Tehran.
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Panahbarkhoda Rezaee

Biography:

Panahbarkhoda Rezaee was born in Shazand, Iran in 1977. He graduated in Art and Cinema Direction from Sureh University, Tehran in 2000. His artistic career began with a poetically themed photo shoot of various ethnic groups living within Iran. His films have both received critical acclaim and won many international awards.
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Rashin Kheiriyeh

Biography:
Rashin Kheiriyeh, artist and illustrator, was born in Khoramshar, Iran in 1979 and graduated
with a Master’s Degree from the University of Al-Zahara , Tehran in 2008.
She has been awarded numerous and varied international prizes ranging from
the United States, Italy, Japan and Korea and is a member of both the French and Iranian
Institutes of Illustrators.
Though having previously worked on animated shorts and other productions,
« The Young Man and the Cunning Tailor » is her first animated film as director.
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Fatemeh Goudarzi

Biography:
Born in Tehran in 1974, Fatemeh Goudarzi is a graduate from Painting in Art & Architecture Faculty in Tehran. She has started her activities in KANOON since 1996 and worked as assistant director in some animated films such as « Maryam », « The Longest Journey of the World » and « Rain of Happiness ».
The Farmer & The Cow is her first work as a director.


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