Parviz Shahbazi

Born in July 16, 1962 in Tehran, Iran, Shahbazi is a filmmaking graduate of the ‘Tehran Cinema College’. During the early 80s he began writing short stories and directing short films. He edited several films and directed 12 shorts before making his first feature film, Traveler from the South, in 1996. Malaria is his latest feature.
His debut feature, Traveler from the South (1997) as well as his second film, Whispers (2000) has been screened at countless festivals bringing him international recognition and several awards along the way. In 2002 his third film, Deep Breath, was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight section of the Cannes International Film Festival receiving great critical acclaim.


Selected Short Films:
1992: Shadows │ 16 mm, 40 min
1990: The Rope │16 mm, 20 min
1988: Project2 │16 mm, 10 min
1986: The Atrium │8mm, 18 min

Feature Films:
2016: Malaria│Fiction, 90min, 2K, Colour, Iran
2013: Trapped (Darband)│Fiction, 96min, 35mm, Colour, Iran
2009: Karat 14 (Ayar 14)│Fiction, 87min, 35mm, Colour, Iran
2003: Deep Breath (Nafas-e Amigh)│Fiction, 86min, 35mm, Colour, Iran
2000: Whispers (Najva)│Fiction, 86min, 35mm, Colour, Iran
1997: The Traveler from South (Mosafer-e jonoub)│Fiction, 90min, 35mm, Colour, Iran