Sam French

Sam French Biography A founding director of Development Pictures based in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sam French is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has appeared on Channel 4, Al Jazeera, National Geographic, HBO, and other broadcast outlets. In 2011, Sam directed “Buzkashi Boys,” one of the first narrative fiction films to


Navid Danesh

Navid Danesh Biography Navid Danesh was born in Oroumieh, Iran in 1985. During university time he got enthusiastic about cinema. After graduation in English Translation in 2006, he started his activities as a filmmaker by making short films in Asghar FARHADI and Abbas KIAROSTAMI's filmmaking workshops. His short films


Ehsan Jafari

Ehsan Jafari Biography Ehsan Jafari was born in 12th September 1982, he began his cinematic carrier by working in a 35mm film laboratory in Iran for 8 years. He then moved on to becoming an assistant editor on several feature films. His filmography includes: Tow Phones (1999), No Name


Roohollah Masroor

Roohollah Masroor Biography Roohollah Masroor is a young photographer that has worked as cameraman for the past 6 years. He enjoys the experience of working behind the scenes with famous Iranian directors as film editor and sound recorder. Films at Persian Film Festival


Esmaeel Monsef

Esmaeel Monsef Biography Esmaeel Monsef, born in Iran in 1976, is a graduate of the Behandish Cinema School of Tehran. A founding member of the Association of Independent Iranian Filmakers, he has edited over 40 shorts, documentaries and features and received numerous festival awards for his first short film,


Hiwa Aminnejad

Hiwa Aminnejad Biography Hiwa Aminnejad was born to a Kurdish middle class family in Baneh, Iranian Kurdistan, in 1973. He qualified in film direction from the Iranian Young Cinema Society in Tabriz. 
Being both Kurdish and Iranian he is fascinated by the everyday life of Iranian Kurds as they


Farshid Akhlaghipour

Farshid Akhlaghipour Biography Farshid Akhlaghipour was born in 1981, Tehran, Iran. He started his career with a short film "Tanha Yadegar" when he was only fifteen years old, 1996. He took part as the youngest director in the 12th International Children and Youth Film Festival Kerman, Iran, 1996. Since


Mania Akbari

Mania Akbari Biography Mania Akbari was born in 1974 in Tehran, Iran. From the year 1991 she began her career as a painter. She then was exposed to cinema by working as a cinematographer and assistant director on a few documentaries. In the year 2002 herself, her son Amin


Bahman Kiarostami

Bahman Kiarostami Biography Bahman Kiarostami (born 1978, Tehran) made his first film ‘Morteza Momayez: Father of Iranian Contemporary Graphic Design’ in 1996. His films have been shown at numerous international film festivals and the focus of his documentaries have been primarily on art and music, but also cover the


Seifollah Samadian

Seifollah Samadian Biography Born in Tehran in 1954, Seifollah Samadian is an accomplished Iranian artist, photographer and cinematographer. Highly-regarded internationally as an art director with experience working with directors like Martin Scorsese and Abbas Kiarostami, Samadian came to the forefront of critical attention in a wave of Iranian photography