Mehrdad Oskouei

Mehrdad Oskouei is an independent, Iranian documentary filmmaker, producer, lecturer and photographer, born in Tehran in 1969 and a graduate of the University of Arts.

His films have been selected and screened at numerous festivals, won many awards and achieved great critical acclaim, making him one of the major Iranian documentary makers.
In 2010, the Netherlands awarded him the Prince Claus Award for his achievements.

In recognition of his talents, retrospectives of his work have been held at events such as ‘Anthology Film Archives’, New York, 2018, ‘Doc Point Helsinki Film Festival’, Finland, 2020 and at the Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI), New York, 2020.

Mehrdad Oskoui has also sat on several international film festival juries, including the ’36th Jean Rouch Film Festival, Paris, France’, 2016 and the ‘CPH:DOX – Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival’, Denmark, 2017. He was jury president at the short film competition section of the ’58th Krakow Film Festival’, Poland, 2018 and served as a jury member at the ‘9th Budapest International Documentary Festival’, Hungary, 2023 and also at the ’20th Millennium Docs Against Gravity International Documentary Film Festival’, 2023. 

Selected titles
♥  Sunless Shadows │HD│Colour│74min.
  Starless Dreams │HD│Colour│76min.
  The Last Days of Winter│HD│Colour│52min.
  It’s Always Late for Freedom│HD│Colour│52min.
  Nose, Iranian Style│HD│Colour│52min.
  The Other Side of Burka│HD│Colour│52min.
  My Mother’s Home, Lagoon│HD│Colour│29min.

2019: Sunless Shadows │HD│Colour│74min.
2016: Starless Dreams│HD│Colour│76min.
2011: The Last Days of Winter│HD│Colour│52min.
2009: The Taste of Iran (episode 1&4)│HDV│Colour│52min each.
2007: It’s Always Late for Freedom│HD│Colour│52min.
2005: Nose, Iranian Style│HD│Colour│52min.
2005: Thin Ray of Light│Dvcam│Colour│26min.
2005: Maryam of Hengam Island│DVcam│Colour│26min.
2004: The Other Side of Burka│HD│Colour│52min.
2002: The Widower│DVcam│Colour│18min.
2002: I Can’t Remember Anything About Afghanistan│DVcam│Colour│18min.
2001: Caresser of Light│DVcam│Colour│15min.
2001: Look at Me│DVcam│Colour│15min.
2001: The Eclipse (co-director: Ebrahim Saeedi)│Betacam│Colour│14min.
2000: My Mother’s Home, Lagoon│HD│Colour│29min.
1997: The New Year For Tribe│Betacam│Colour│15min.
1996: Saochi (co-director: Reza Yazdani)│Betacam│Colour│15min.

Short Films
1999: You Love Me If…│Betacam│Colour│7min.
1998: Haji Bashi Primary School│35mm│Colour│25min.
1997: The Heaven We Come From│Betacam│Colour│15min.
1996: Border│16mm│Colour│10min.
1993: Information│16mm│Colour and B&W│7min.
1989: In His History│8mm│Colour│10min.
1988: Another Birth│8mm│Colour│10min.