Majid Barzegar

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Majid Barzegar
مجید برزگر
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Barzegar in 2020
Born (1973-03-06) March 6, 1973 (age 50)
Hamedan, Iran
Alma materTehran University of Art
Soore University
Occupation(s)Film Director, roducer, screenwriter, photographer
WebsitePersonal website

Majid Barzegar (Persian: مجید برزگر; born March 6, 1973, in Hamedan) is an Iranian film director, producer, screenwriter, and photographer. He established his own film company Rainy pictures[1] in 2005 with the aim of stimulating the independent film production in Iran.


Since 1990, the critically acclaimed Iranian filmmaker and producer, Majid Barzegar has been involved in the production of many independent short and feature films. Most of these films have been showcased at various international film festivals including Berlinale, San Sebastian Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, São Paulo Film Festival and Thessaloniki Film Festival, besides many others.

A Minor Leap Down, produced by Barzegar, has been recently won the reputable FIPRESCI's prize in the Panorama section of Berlinale 2015.[2] Parviz, co-produced and directed by Barzegar himself, has won numerous awards including the Jury's Special Mention Award (Competitive Section-New Directors) of the 2012 San Sebastian International Film Festival[3] and the NETPAC Award at the 2012 Asiatica Film Mediale, Rome, Italy.[4] His 2010 film Rainy Seasons also won the Jury's Special Mention Award at the 34th São Paulo International Film Festival in Brazil and was nominated for the Tiger Awards at the 2011 Rotterdam International Film Festival.[5]

Barzegar has also been the president of the board of the Iranian Short Film Association (ISFA) since 2008.[6]

As a producer, Barzegar founded his Tehran-based company rainypictures in 1998 with the aim of developing and producing independent, original films that stand out amid the humdrum of Iranian mainstream cinema.


Year Film Credited as Notes
Director Producer Writer
2010 Bubble No Yes No Directed by: Saman Estaraki
2010 Rainy Seasons Yes Yes Yes Co-written with Hamed Rajabi, Co-produced with Manouchehr Shahsavari
2012 Parviz Yes No Yes Co-produced with Saeed Armand, Co-written with Hamed Rajabi, Bardia Yadegari
2015 A Minor Leap Down No Yes No Directed by: Hamed Rajabi
2015 Immortal No Yes No Directed by:Seyed Hadi Mohaghegh/ Co-produced with Reza Mohaghegh
2015 A Very Ordinary Citizen Yes No Yes Produced by: Saeed Armand with financial support of the Hubert Bals Fund, Rotterdam International Film Festival
2015 Valderrama No Yes No Directed by:Abbas Amini
2016 the Pot and the Oak No Yes No Directed by:Kiarash Anvari
2019 Leakage No Yes No Directed by:Suzan Iravanian
2020 Enemies No Yes No Directed by:Ali Derakhshandeh
2020 The Rain Falls Where it Will Yes Yes Yes Directed by:Majid Barzegar
2020 Wolf Cubs of Apple Valley No Yes No Directed by:Fereydoun Najafi
2021 MAMAN No Yes No Directed by:Arash Aneessee


  1. ^ "RainyPictures". Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "Movies".
  3. ^ "San Sebastian Film Festival". sansebastianfestival.
  4. ^ "Majid Barzegar | IFFR".
  5. ^ "At The Cinema - Entertainment, Performance, Movies to Watch".
  6. ^ "Iranian Short Film Association".

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