Vahid Vakilifar

Biography:
Vahid Vakilifar was born on May 1st 1981 in Kermanshah, Iran. He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Film Direction from Soureh University,Tehran. He has been the assistant director on several feature films by renowned directors. His debut feature film Gesher (2010) and his second one Taboor (2012) have won numerous awards and have been featured at many international film festivals including but not limited to San Sebastian IFF, Rotterdam IFF, Busan IFF, Tribecca IFF, Thessaloniki IFF, Edinburgh IFF, Sidney IFF, Miami IFF, Tallinn Black Nights IFF, Nante-3 Continents IFF, Paris IFF and Rome IFF amongst others.
With his unique and extremely personal style, Vahid has been able to set himself apart as a distinctly notable filmmaker in the eyes of cinematic and artistic experts worldwide. This is exactly why the critics of ‘Film Cult’ and ‘Indiewire’ included Vahid’s film Taboor in the top ten best unreleased films of 2013.

In our catalogue:
2012: TABOOR, Fiction, 84min, Colour, HD, Iran
2010: GESHER, Fiction, 84min, Colour, HD, Iran

GESHER’s Awards
*Black Pearl award* for best narrative film by a new director Middle East International Film Festival ABU DHABI, 2010
*Special Jury Award* St. Petersburg International Kinoforum, Russia, 2011.

TABOOR’s Awards
* Winner of : *First Jury’s Special Mention* | 53rd Thessaloniki IFF, Greece.
* Winner of : *Jury Prize* | 12th Marrakesh International Film Festival, Morocco.
* Winner of : *Critics’ Prize* |15th Deauville Asian Film Festival, France.
* Winner of : *Night Award* |11th International Festival Signes de Nuit, Paris, France
– The *Night Award* honours films, which are able to balance ambiguity and complexity characterised by enigmatic mysteriousness and subtleness, which keeps mind and consideration moving