Aziz Saati

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Aziz Saati
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Born (1948-05-04)May 4, 1948
Tehran, IRI
Occupation Photographer & Cinematographer
Years active 1976 -
Awards Fajr Film Festival

Aziz Saati, (Persian: عزیز ساعتی‎), born in Tehran in 1948, Sa'ati graduated from the School-of Television and Cinema with a specialty in cinematography and videography. After teaching courscs on photography _and laboratory work at the School, he began his professional career as a still photographer on the set of Bahram Beizai's THE CROW. Sa'ati brought a new seriousness and artistic capability to the job of set photographer, and he is noted for upgrading the standards of that position. He worked as set photographer for many of Iran's best known directors. His set photographs have won many awards and been featured in major exhibitions. Sa'ati's work as a photographer, cinematographer, and director include.

Still Photographer[edit]

  • 1976 - The Crow, The Night Never End.
  • 1977 - Tall Shadows of the Wind, Samad Goes to the Town.
  • 1979 - The Ballade of Tara.
  • 1982 - Death of Yazdgerd, The Red Line.
  • 1984 - Kamal-ol-molk. 1987 - Silk and Blade, The Peddler «award winner from 7th Fajr film festival», Mission, Hadji Washington, Shadow of Trist.
  • 1988 - Payizan, Return of Jafar Khan, Maybe Some Other Time.
  • 1989 - The Syclist «award winner from 8th Fajr film festival», Badlands.
  • 1990 - Snake Fang, The Lost Time, Mother.
  • 1991 - Shadow of Imagination, Banoo, Magic Jerney.
  • 1992 - The Love-Stricken, Wolf's Trace.


Short Films:

  • 1992 - Images of Ghajar Dynasty (Mohsen Makhmalbaf), Stone and Glass (Mohsen Makhmalbaf), Conversation With Wind (Bahram Beyzaei).

Feature Films:

  • 1991 - A Man A Bear (Masud Jafari Jozani), The Actor (Mohsen Makhmalbaf).
  • 1992 - I Like the Earth (Abolhassan Davoudi), Hello I am Jojo! (Marziye Boroumand), Red-Cap and cousin (Iraj Tahmasb).
  • 1993 - The Blue-Veiled (Rakhshan Banietemad).
  • 1994 - Scent of Joseph's Shirt (Ebrahim Hatamikia), Minoo Watch Tower (Ebrahim Hatamikia).
  • 1998 - Sunshine Man (Homayoun Asadian), The Glass Agency (Ebrahim Hatamikia).
  • 1999 - Son of Mary (Hamid Jebelli).
  • 2001 - Rey Passenger (Davoud Mirbagheri).
  • 2002 - Red-cap and Sarvenaz (Iraj Tahmasb), The Pastrygirl (Iraj Tahmasb).
  • 2006 - Under the Peach Tree(Iraj Tahmasb).


Documentary Movie:

  • 2006 - The Iranian Cinematographers
  • 2007 - In Memory of Ali Hatami
  • 2008 - Mohsen Badie, A Master Technician of the Cinema.

Other positions[edit]

  • One of the founders of the Iranian Society of Still Photographers In Iranian Cinema and its presidency (1992)
  • President of Iranian Society of Still photographers (1992)
  • Member of the board of directors of Society of Cinematographers of Iranian Cinema (2000–2009)
  • Member of establishing board of Film Museum of Iran (1995–2003)
  • The jury member of the first photo exhibition of Iranian cinema (1993)
  • The jury member of Promotional Material section of 13th Fajr Film Festival (1994)
  • Member of selection board of Iranian films for 18th Fajr Film Festival (1998)
  • Member of selection board of Iranian films for 19th Fajr Film Festival (1999)
  • The jury member of Iranian films for Competition Selection 23th[clarification needed] Fajr Film Festival (2003)
  • President of Society Cinematographers of Iranian Cinema (2001–2003)
  • Member of board of directors for Society of Cinematographers of Iranian Cinema (2003–2009)
  • member of the High Council of Juries House of Cinema (2009)

Other activities[edit]

  • Poster design for Iranian Cinema
  • Art directing for movies
  • Director assistant
  • Publishing collection of photos in Tehran Yearbook 2009
  • photo exhibition "Old Porticos of Tehran" in Noghreh Center-1987
  • photo exhibition "Tehran with Hatami" in Gallery No.6 - 2012
  • photo exhibition "Tehran with Beyzaei" in Aria Gallery - 2013
  • photo exhibition "Tehran with Kimyaei" in Golestan Gallery - 2013
  • photo exhibition "History or Legend" in Aria Gallery - 2014


  • Critiques Award of Film magazine for cinematography of the Actor (Mohsen Makhmalbaf)
  • Critique Award of Donyaye Tasvir magazine for Glassy Agency (Ebrahim Hatamikia)
  • Special Award for directing Cinematographers of Iranian Cinema from Cultural Department of Tehran Municipality


  • Aziz Saati Exhibitions Catalogs