Ali Farahani was born in 1984 in Tehran. He has a BA in cinema from Sooreh Art University of Tehran. His major was script writing and during his study, roughly between 2007 and 2012, he was a film critic in Iranian press. In this period, he wrote more than 50 critical essays and reviews which were publish in FilmNegar magazine. He has been also directing commercials for a short period and has been teaching digital cinematography in Tehran Institute of Technology. He made his first short fiction-experimental film, TANAVOB (PERIODICITY) after his BA study. TANAVOB won the best short film in 33th Tehran short festival (National Section) and the Sepanta Award for the Best short film and the Best directing of a short film at the 10th Iranian film festival San Francisco (IFF) in 2017.