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Ali Reza Shokoufandeh
June 25, 1954
|Years active||1990s - present|
He was born as Ali Reza Shokoufandeh on June 25, 1954 in Tehran, Iran. Shokof graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a degree in Physics and Mathematics. Shokof received an MBA from University of Dallas in Texas. He also studied art and film at New York University.
Shokof first exhibited his artwork in gallery Maerz in Germany in 1984 and has exhibited in Germany, Italy and USA.
Shokof made his first movie, a short experimental film called Angels are Wired, in 1991. Since then he has made over 25 short and feature-length films and has written over 50 film scripts, some of which he made into movies himself.
Shokof claimed that he was kidnapped by four terrorists in the city of Cologne, Germany, in late May 2010, and was kept for over twelve days in the hands of four Arabic-speaking men. German police denied his statement and told the press that this story was not verifiable, and might have been staged to attract attention.
This filmography includes only films listed in IMDB.
|1990||Angels are Wired|
|1991||Dogs are not allowed|
|2003||Kiss, Long and Close|
|2015||Directed by God|
|2015||para heaven and hell interview|
- New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) Los Angeles, July 2011
- Best Director of a Feature Film – for Hitler’s Grave
- New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, Los Angeles, March 2007
- Award for Best International Director - category feature for: Breathful (2007)
- New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, Winter 2000
- Feature Film Award for Best Experimental Film - Tenussian Vacuvasco (2000)
- Locarno International Film Festival 1996
- Nominated for Golden Leopard for: Seven Servants (1996)
- "Daryush Shokof". IMDB. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
- "BBC فارسی - فرهنگ و هنر - معمای فیلمساز ایرانی مقیم آلمان". bbc.co.uk (in Persian).
- Daniel Taab,. "Wende im Fall Shokof: Entführung war vorgetäuscht". rundschau-online.de (in German).
- Daryush Shokof on IMDb
- "NYIFF Los Angeles JULY 2011 PRESS RELEASE - New York Film and Video Festival". nyfilmvideo.net. Archived from the original on 2014-12-29.
- "2011 Los Angeles Awards - New York Film and Video Festival". nyfilmvideo.net. Archived from the original on 2013-09-12.
- Todd Konrad. "Los Angeles March 1st8th 2007 - New York Film and Video Festival". nyfilmvideo.net. Archived from the original on 2014-12-29.
- Todd Konrad. "2007 AwardsLos Angeles March - New York Film and Video Festival". nyfilmvideo.net. Archived from the original on 2013-12-17.
- "New York International Independent Film & Video Festival". imdb.com.
- "Locarno International Film Festival". imdb.com.
- Official website
- Daryush Shokof on IMDb
- Article: Interview with Daryush Shokof: The Magician from Persia on haolam.de from 2014 (in German)