Arsalan Amiri


Born on April 22, 1975 in Kurdistan, Iran. Amiri holds a B.A. in Film Directing from Art University of Tehran and Master’s in Dramatic Literature from University of Tehran. In 2003, He began to write scripts, edit, and make documentaries. His first co-written feature script, Nahid (2015), directed by Ida Panahandeh, won the Promising Future Prize in Un Certain Regard at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. He continued his collaboration with Panahandeh in her last three films: Israfil (2017), The Nikaidos' Fall (2018- Japan & Hong Kong), and TiTi ‌ (2020) as co-writer, editor, and producer. He made his first feature film, Zalava in 2021 in Kurdistan of Iran.

Films at the Festival