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Board of Directors of the 12th (Current) term
Born in Rasht in 1956, he graduated in dramatic art from the college of Dramatic
Arts. He began his artistic career by working with Fifth of Azar Group in 1976,
and he has been a member of the Iranian Dramatic Arts Society from19 79 to 1982.
He has written scripts for the TV series: Mr. Dollar, The Last Day of the
Summer, Half-Hidden Apartment, Let the Sun Rise, The Lost Paradise, Once Upon a
Time, The Green Song, Cactus 1 & 3, Mr. Nikbakht’s Heirs, New Year Stories,
Search in the City, Circle of Doubt, Street Kids, A Fistful of Eagle’s Feathers.
Farhad Towhidi ||
He has also written scripts for the movies: The Wrong Man, Sweet Jam, Tokyo
Nonstop, The World, Look at the Sky Sometimes, The Bachelors, the Unfaithful,
The Havana Case, Reward of Silence, 7 and % Minutes.
Managerial background: Member of board of teachers of the theatrical artists and
workers 1981, former inspector at the House of Cinema, Head of the central
council of the Iranian screenwriters center since, 2001, head of the board of
trustees of screenplay bank since 2007, vice-chairman of the board of directors
of the House of Cinema 2008, founder of the screenplay training section of the
workshop school of screenplay training at the arts bureau, screenplay writing
teacher at Soureh college, Tehran University, Fine arts university, Arts
university, College of cinema and theater since 1996.
Publications: The Wrong Man (script, Arts Bureau), The World (script, Towfiq
Afarin), Noon on the Tenth Day (Soroush)
Under publication: Reward of Silence (Towfiq Afarin)
Born in 1956, Amir Esbati graduated in architecture from the fine arts college
of Tehran University. He has been member of the council of the Iranian film
museum, and has worked as set and costume designer on more that 30 films and TV
series. He has also been active in the film graphics area (creating animations,
film credits design, and posters for films and TV series). He has won prizes at
Fajr International Film Festival, feast of cinema of the House of Cinema, annual
awards by film periodicals.
Amir Esbati ||
Film guild activities include: membership in the founding board of the Iranian
film designers society, board of directors of the Iranian film designers society
(several terms), board of directors of the House of Cinema (two terms),
representative of the Iranian designers society in various councils and
committees of the House of Cinema.
Born in 1957, he is a graduate of the College of Television and Cinema, and in
1978 he received a M.A. degree from Paris University. He began his career by
working in the IRIB, first as assistant director on the TV series such as the
Brave Men of Tangastan. He then started making documentaries, and in 1993 his
first feature film titled Zinat which was screened at the critics week at the
Cannes film Festival in 1994. He was a member of the board of founders of the
Iranian documentary filmmakers society and was selected as the chairman of the
board of directors of the society for the first two terms. His documentary films
include the Fast Rider, Caviar, Balouchi Bread, A Tenant’s Life, A Fishing Trip,
Saffron, and the feature films Molla Khadijeh and the Children, Zinat, A Special
Day. He was elected as inspector at the latest general assembly of the House of
Ebrahim Mokhtari ||
Born in 1943 in Tehran, Sarir has a BA in Economy from Tehran University, an MA
in Political Science from Faculty of Political Science, and a PhD in Economy from
the University of Economy in Vienna, Austria. He has had continuous cooperation
with the central council of the Association of Iranian Composers, and has composed
original scores for feature films, TV programs and “Lasting Melodies” for more than
4 decades of artistic career. He has been a member of the arbitrary council of the
House of Cinema since establishment, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors
at the Iranian House of Music.
Merila Zarei ||
Film guild activities: Member of the central council of actors association
for four years, member of the jury academy of the House of Cinema, member of the
organizing council of the second feast of the actors association.
Awards: Crystal Simorgh prize for best supporting actress for the film “Friday
Soldiers” at Fajr festival, Statuette of best supporting actress for the film
“Two Women” at 2nd Iranian cinema ceremony, Hafez statuette for performance in
the film “The Fifth Reaction” from the World of Art Image magazine, Hafez
statuette for performance in the film “Friday Soldiers” from the World of Art
Image magazine, nominated for best actress prize at Fajr festival and Iranian
cinema ceremony for the film “Extra Wife”, nominated for best supporting actress
prize and winner of best actress prize for the film “About Elly” at Iranian
cinema ceremony, diploma of honor for performance in the film “The Sun Shines
Equally on All” at Religion Today festival in Italy.
Born in 1957, he graduated from the college of cinema and television and began
to work in television in 1979.
Mohammad Reza Moini ||
Artistic activities: Editing over 40 feature films, and over 15 documentary
films and TV films, did credit design and made trailers for many feature films,
winning 2 Crystal Simorgh prizes at Fajr festivals, 4 statuettes for best
editing and best trailer at Iranian cinema ceremonies.
Teaching: Teaching editing at Sooreh College.
Guild activities: member of the founding board of the Iranian cinema editors
center, member of the board of directors of the Iranian cinema editors center
for several terms, member of the board of directors of the House of Cinema for
two terms (1994 – 1998), representative of the Iranian cinema editors center at
the House of Cinema councils for several terms, director of Iranian cinema
editors center for the last two terms.
Film guild activities: Member of the board of founders and director of the
Iranian cinema cinematographers association, first chairman of the board of
directors of the House of Cinema, active as director of the chairman of the
board of directors and managing director of the House of Cinema.
Touraj Mansouri ||
Awards: Superior artist at the 2nd Iranian cinema ceremony as cinematographer of
the film “Cold Roads”, nominated for prize of best cinematographer at the 7th
Iranian cinema ceremony.
Born in 1963, he holds a bachelor degree in management.
Seyed Mehdi Khadem Haqiqat ||
Artistic activities: manager of movie theater since 1986.
Film guild activities: member of the board of founders of the movie theater
managers association since 1989, member of the board of directors of the movie
theater managers association, organizer of specialized training courses in movie
theater management, member of the high council of the jury of the House of
Cinema,, secretary and member of the board of jury of the House of Cinema,
manager of the House of Cinema screening halls at Fajr film festivals.
Born in 1963 in Tehran, Asgarpour is a graduate of the IRIB College of Radio and
MOHAMMAD MEHDI ASGARPOUR (2008)
- Member of the Cultural Department of Farabi Cinema Foundation since
- Deputy of the Department of War of Farabi Cinema Foundation
- Director of the Children and Young Adults Group of Sima 2 Network
- Acting Director of Sima 2 Network
- Managing Director of Farabi Cinema Foundation
- Deputy of the Department of Arts of Tehran Municipality’s Organization of Art
- Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of the House of Cinema
- Secretary of the 17th and 18th Isfahan International Festival of Films for
Children & Young Adults
- Secretary of the 20th and 21st Fajr International Film Festival
- Secretary of the 9th Iran Cinema Celebration
- Secretary of the 1st Tehran International Sculpture Symposium
- Secretary of the World Award of Monotheistic Religions
- Several short and semi long feature films (1987-1989)
- Feature films (director): Flying High, Ghadamgah (aka Sacred Footprints),
Eghlima (aka Climates), 7:05
- Series (writer/director): The Highest Point, Roohollah, Tropical Flowers