Saleh Kashefi


Saleh Kashefi (born in Tehran August 1st, 1999) is an Iranian Director, Actor, Screenwriter, Editor and Graphic Designer. He has made four main short films which have been in more than 75 film festivals around the world and have won 19 awards. He began his career as a child actor when he was 9 years old before starting to make films when he was 12 years old. He won an award for best short film in under 15 category in 2013 when he was 13 for a music video he made called “I love life“ in City‘s Moths Film Festival in Iran. He made his first serious fiction short film, “The Three Letter Word“ when he was 17 which was selected in 8 International film festivals and his second short film “Arian Said: I Wanna Play Too“ was selected in 5 International film festivals. His most successful short film is his third made in 2018 and the third short film in the same year called “A Pair of Horns on a Female Homo Sapiens“ which was selected in more than 48 International film festivals and won 11 awards. His fourth short film called “ She Who Wasn't Tamed“ has just started its festival run and has been in 19 film festivals and won two awards until now. Since 2009, he has acted in more than ten plays and television films but he has stopped acting since 2016 and focused on directing. He‘s a graduated scholar student at Iranian Youth Cinema Society and a member of FIFF‘s Talent Campus 2019. He is the only artist invited for the Basel House of Film‘s Artist Residency Program and is spending three months in Switzerland to work on his first feature film. He has recently started a Film Distribution Company called Synesthesia Films ( for student short films around the world and they have a selection of films from China, Germany, Turkey and Iran right now.

Films at the Festival