Seifollah Samadian was born in Iran in 1954, starting his photographic career in 1968 and his documentary film making in 1978.
He has been both publisher and editor-in–chief of TASSVIR (Image) Magazine since 1991 and founded Tassvir Film Festival & Tassvir Film Center in 2003.
Samadian has worked in close collaboration with Abbas Kiarostami as the cameraman of ‘A.B.C Africa’, ‘Five’ and ‘Roads of Kiarostami’.
His documentary, ’76 minutes & 15 Seconds with Abbas Kisrostami’ (2016), has been selected and screened at the Venice Film Festival and at over hundred festivals and cultural centers.
2023: Kiarostami at Work │Documentary, 76min
2016: 76 minutes & 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami │Documentary, 76min
2006: Once Upon a Time in Marrakech │Documentary, 60min
2005: ‘Roads’ directed by Abbas Kiarostami │Documentary, 32min
2003: ‘Five’ directed by Abbas Kiarostami │Documentary, 74min
2001: ‘ABC Africa’ directed by Abbas Kiarostami │Documentary, 84min
Selected Short Films
(Director, Cameraman & Editor) including
2012: 5 Short Stories │Documentary, 20min
2005: The Day You Were Not There │Documentary, 9min
2004: Bam, The 3rd Day, The 10th Day│Documentary, 16min
2003: The Art of Killing │Documentary, 9min
1999: The White Station │Documentary, 9min
1999: Tehran, The 25th Hour │Documentary, 20min
© Photo by Romin Mohtasham