Bahman Motamedian

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Bahman Motamedian
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Native name بهمن معتمدیان
Born Tehran, Iran
Occupation Filmmaker, screenwriter, photographer
Years active 1998–present

Bahman Motamedian (Persian: بهمن معتمدیان‎‎; born 2 July) is an Iranian film maker, photographer, writer and script writer. He was born in Tehran, Iran. Motamedian belongs to the so-called "new wave" of Iranian cinema. Bahman Motamedian is also has been involved in over twenty works, including shorts film, documentaries film, video art and theater.
Motamedian made his first feature film, titled "Khastegi" ("Sex My Life" aka "Tedium") in 2008. "Khastegi" (Sex My Life) was shown in the official selection of 65th Venice International Film Festival as the "surprise film" in 2008.[1]


Film Date Type
Khastegi (Sex My Life) 2008 Feature Film
A Song for the Dying 2006 Documentary
Music and Forgetting 2006 Documentary
Aquarium 2001 short film

Screen Writing[edit]

Film Year Type
Khastegi (Sex My Life) 2008 Feature Film
A Song for the Dying 2006 Documentary
Music and Forgetting 2006 Documentary
Left Handed 2006 Feature Film
Aquarium 2001 Short Film

Screen Writing for Television Series[edit]

  • Four Homes [Title in Persian: Chahar Khoone] (2007–2008)
  • Nights in Barareh [Title in Persian: Shabhaye Barareh] (2005)
  • Dots [Title in Persian: Noghtechin] (2005)
  • Do Not Enter [Title in Persian: Vorod Mamno, Mamno] (2004)
  • Under the City Sky [Title in Persian: Zire Asemane Shahr] (2003)
  • Untitled [Title in Persian: Bedone Sharh] (2002)
  • Empyrean Police [Title in Persian: Polise Asemani] (2001)
  • Number 14 [Title in Persian: Pelake 14] (2000)
  • Magic Light [Title in Persian: Cheraghe Jadou] (2000)
  • Eternal Train [Title in Persian: Ghatare Abadi] (2000)

Awards and nominations[edit]

"Aquarium" has been screened at[edit]

"Khastegi" (Sex My Life) has been screened at[edit]

Play Directing/ Stage Directing[edit]

Published Stories[edit]

  • The Big Overcoat (2010) /Short Story Collection
  • The Sound of Train Whistling (1999) /Short Story

Solo Exhibition[edit]

  • Niyavaran Cafe Art Gallery /Photography /2007 /Tehran

Group Exhibition[edit]


  • Tehran Azad University /Master of Play Directing /1996-1997 /Tehran
  • Tehran Azad University /Bachelor of Industrial Engineering /1995 /Tehran
  • Studying Theatre for two years and joining to /1994 /Tehran
  • Experimental Theater Institute
  • Art University /Film Directing Major /1992-1994 /Tehran
  • Studying Photography at Youth Cinema Institute /1990 /Tehran
  • and working as a Professional Photographer
  • High School Diploma /1989 /Tehran

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Biography
  2. ^ BEST DOCUMENTARY PRIZE to Khastegi (Sex My Life) by Bahman Motamedian (Iran, 2008) at 24th Turin GBLT Film Festival [1]
  3. ^ Variety: Khastegi (Sex My Life) special citation for best producer at Asian Festival of First Films [2]
  4. ^ Screen Daily:Asian Festival of 1st Films unveils nominations [3]
  5. ^ La Biennale:Brian Award for Khastegi (Sex My Life) at Venice Film Festival [4]
  6. ^ Khastegi (Sex My Life) nominated for Queer Lion at Venice Film Festival [5]
  7. ^ Khastegi (Sex My Life) considered an outsider for the Queer Lion [6]
  8. ^ Festival der Nationen 2003
  9. ^ Festival der Nationen 2003
  10. ^ Khastegi (Sex My Life) at 24th BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (BFI) [7]
  11. ^ Khastegi (Sex My Life) at Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival (CinDi) [8]
  12. ^ Khastegi (Sex My Life) at Chelsea Art Museum in New York City [9]
  13. ^ Khastegi (Sex My Life) at 19th Annual Toronto LGBT Film Festival [10]
  14. ^ BEST DOCUMENTARY PRIZE to Khastegi (Sex My Life) by Bahman Motamedian (Iran, 2008) at 24th Turin GBLT Film Festival [11]
  15. ^ KHASTEGI at Prague international film festival (FEBIOFEST) [12]
  16. ^ KHASTEGI at International Contemporary Film Festival (FICCO) [13]
  17. ^ Screen Daily: Asian Festival of First Films awards [14]
  18. ^ Asian First Films: Khastegi (Sex My Life) nominated for Best Producer, Best Actor (Male), and Best Actor (Female) at Asian Festival of First Films [15]
  19. ^ Khastegi (Sex My Life) at 3 Continents Film Festival [16]
  20. ^ Khastegi (Sex My Life) at 32nd Sao Paulo Film Festival (Competition – New Directors) [17]
  21. ^ Variety: Khastegi (Sex My Life) joins Venice festival lineup [18]
  22. ^ Biennale Cinema 65th Venice International Film Festival:Khastegi (Sex My Life) by the Iranian director Bahman Motamedian is the first Surprise Film [19]
  23. ^ Variety: 2008 Venice Film Festival lineup [20]
  24. ^ Iranian director makes debut at Venice Film Festival
  25. ^ Fox News:Khastegi (Sex My Life): Iranian Film Delves into Modern-Day Transsexual World [21]
  26. ^ New Film Explores Trans-sexuality in Iran
  27. ^ Iranian Film about Trans Life to be shown at Venice Film Festival
  28. ^ Le Monde:D'Iran, de Chine, deux films incognito [22]
  29. ^ La Repubblica:"Racconto i trans iraniani in un film clandestino in patria" [23]
  30. ^ Hollywood Reporter:The story of Iran's transsexuals in a society that virtually denies their existence [24]
  31. ^ Guardian:Iranian Film Explores Transsexual World [25]

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