Mehrdad Oskouei
(Iran)

Mehrdad Oskouei is an Iranian independent producer, director and screenwriter of documentary films and film educator. Most of his films have been shown at respected festivals both at home and abroad with many receiving critical acclaim. Oskouei has been a judge at over 100 renowned film festivals, as well as being a cultural ambassador for the United Nation's humanitarian committee UCHA. Oskouei is also a on the board of; Iranian Short Film Association, Documentary Filmmakers of Iran, The National Iranian Photographers Association, European Documentary Network EDN, International Documentary Association IDA. He also teaches at film schools around Iran as well as being active in the Tehran Arts and Culture Association. Oskouei's students are now recognized as the next generation of Iran's documentary filmmakers. Their films are studied at universities and have won many awards at national and international film festivals.


Selected filmography:
2000 || My Mother’s Home, Lagoon (Khaneye madari'am,Mordaab)
2004 || The Other Side of Burka (Az pase borghe)
2005 || Maryam of Hengam Island (Maryam,jazirehye Hengam)
2005 || Nose, Iranian Style (Damagh be sabke Irani)
2007 || It's always late for freedom (Hamishe baraye azadi dir ast)
2009 || The Taste of Iran (episode 1&4) (Irane man)
2011 || The Last Days of Winter (Akharin roozhaye zemestan)
2016 || Starless Dreams Documentary (Ro'yahaye dame sobh)

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