Bavand Karim

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Bavand Karim
Bavand Karim.jpg
Karim at the 2015 San Diego
Black Film Festival
Bavand Karimzadeh

(1979-02-10) 10 February 1979 (age 39)
OccupationWriter · Director · Producer
Years active2007 - present

Bavand Karim (born Bavand Karimzadeh; February 10, 1979) is an Iranian-American multi-media artist and filmmaker from Dallas, Texas.[1]


Karim attended J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas.[2] He received the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Cinema and Television from Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in 2010.[3]

Film and television[edit]

Karim's first original feature documentary, Nation of Exiles, screened internationally in Brazil, Italy, France, Spain, and the U.K.[3] His 2014 film, Hate Crimes in the Heartland, won the Paul Robeson Award for Best Feature Documentary at the Newport Black Film Festival.[4] Karim's major motion picture credits include The Hangover III, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Anchorman 2, and Maps to the Stars.[5]

Karim is the executive producer of the original television series, Dingo Suede: Private Detective,[6] which received the 2014 Cincinnati Cable Access Blue Chip Award for Best Entertainment Program.[7][8] He also wrote and produced the organic lifestyle program Dig In DFW, which was broadcast on FOX 4 in Dallas,[5] and Ronnie & The Others, a Cincinnati-based talk show.[9]

Karim owns the independent production studio Be Positive Pictures,[1] and is a producer for the Emmy Award-winning documentary production company Lioness Media Arts.[10] He is a professor in the Visual and Media Arts program at Emerson College.[11]


  1. ^ a b "Bavand Karim Official Website".
  2. ^ "1995 Texas Academic Decathlon Scores". Acadec Scores and Information Center.
  3. ^ a b Foster, Shelby (October 13, 2011). "Independent Streak: Films by Meadows alumni win festival awards". SMU Magazine.
  4. ^ "2014 Newark Black Film Festival Announces Paul Robeson Award Winners" (PDF) (Press release). Newark Museum. July 23, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Bavand Karim on IMDb
  6. ^ Dingo Suede: Private Detective on IMDb
  7. ^ Curtis, Nancy (2014). "NKU students produce Cincinnati Cable Access Blue Chip Award winner". Northern Kentucky University.
  8. ^ Curtis, Nancy (August 19, 2014). "NKU Students' Miniseries Wins Cincy Cable Blue Chip Award". River City News.
  9. ^ Spaulding, Matt (November 1, 2013). "Ronnie and the Others shines spotlight on tough issues". The Northerner.
  10. ^ "Hate Crimes in the Heartland Official Website".
  11. ^ "Emerson College Faculty Guide".

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