Fred Khoshtinat

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Farbod Khoshtinat
Birth name Farbod Khoshtinat
Born (1988-08-11) August 11, 1988 (age 26)
Tehran, Iran
Occupation(s) Director, editor
Years active 2002–present

Farbod Khoshtinat (born August 8, 1988), better known by his pseudonym Fred, is an Iranian director, editor, and cinematographer.


Fred founded P.U.C.A., Persian's Underground Cinematic Arts. His mission statement:

"The feeling that comes from deep of my heart, it comes from underground. There is no limit for us in art. No one can stop us. And no one can say what to do. We live it our way. The way we enjoy it. The underground way… I believe one of the greatest things about art is what it gives us the ability to see, imagine and feel in a certain way".[1]

Fred's video for Hichkas' Ye Mosht Sarbaz (A Bunch of Soldiers) was sponsored by the United Nations for the "Make Music Not War" Title,[1] and Cultures of Resistance helped produce it.[2]

The Bureau of International Information Programs, United States Department of State has announced that Khoshtinat's short film, ATTN: Mr. Democrat, is the 2010 Democracy Video Challenge Winner for the Near East and North Africa.[3][4] Jeff Baron, Staff Writer,, Washington reported that, "Khoshtinat said that his work on music videos and other underground, unauthorized short films led to an order by the Iranian government about a year ago that he stop making films. Instead, he said by e-mail, he moved to Malaysia to continue his studies. 'I am sure now that I cannot go back to Iran, but here I am safe and sound to work and publicize my art,' he said." [5]

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