Reza Mirkarimi

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Reza Mirkarimi
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Born رضا میرکریمی
28 January 1966
Tehran, Iran
Website http://www.rezamirkarimi.com/

Reza Mirkarimi (Persian: رضا میرکریمی ‎‎, Born 28 January 1966 in Tehran) is an Iranian film writer and director.[1] He graduated from Fine Arts University in Graphic Arts and His Cinema activities started from 1987 with a short film named 'For Him' (16mm Camera). He also contributes to young Iranian directors by producing their films. He has produced Don't be Tired in 2012 and Voice of Silence in 2013.

His cinema activities began in 1987 with a series of shorts followed by two TV series aimed at young people. His 1999 first feature, 'The Child and The Soldier', has won several national and international awards, including the 'Golden Butterfly' at the 1999 Isfahan International Children and Teenagers Film Festival, Iran and the 'Montgolfiere d'Argent' at the Festival of 3 Continents, Nantes, France in 2000, as well the "Golden Shoe" at the 'Children and Teenagers Film Festival' in Zelin, Croatia in 2001. 'The Child and The Soldier', was released in France in 2001. In 2000 his second feature 'Under the Moonlight', dealing with social and religious issues won the Best Feature Award at the 40th Critics' Week at the 2001 Cannes International Film Festival. The film also won the Best Director's Award as well as the Special Jury Prize at the Tokyo IFF in 2001. A fifth feature, 'As Simple As That' won the 2008 Golden St George Best Film Award at the Moscow IFF. Three of his films have been presented by Iran for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar: ' So Close, So Far', 'A Cube of Sugar' and his current feature, 'Today' Reza Mirkarimi has also sat on several international film festival juries.

Filmography (as director)[edit]

Year Name Transliteration Award
2000 The Child And The Soldier Koodak va Sarbaz Honor Diploma for Best Director Fajr International Film Festival 2000
Silver Baloon Three Continents Festival 2000
Golden Shoe Zlín Film Festival 2001
2001 Under The Moonlight Zir-e Noor-e Maah Best Director Award tied with Gjergj Xhuvani for Slogans Tokyo International Film Festival 2001
Special Jury Prize Beirut International Film Festival 2001
Special Jury Prize Tokyo International Film Festival 2001
Special Jury Award Fajr International Film Festival 2001
Critics Week Grand Prize Cannes Film Festival 2001
Silver Peacock Special Prize of Jury Delhi International Film Festival 2002
2002 Here Is A Shining Light Inja Cheraghi Roshan Ast Best Screenplay Asia-Pacific Film Festival 2002
Crystal Simorgh Best Director Fajr International Film Festival 2003
Special Jury Prize Bali International Film Festival 2004
2005 So Close, So Far Kheili Dour, Kheili Nazdik Crystal Simorgh National Competition - Best Film Fajr International Film Festival 2005
Best Film Award Celebration House of Cinema 2005
2008 A Simple as That Be Hamin Sadegi Golden St. George 30th Moscow International Film Festival 2008[2]
Russian Guild of Film Critics Award, International Competition Moscow International Film Festival 2008
Crystal Simorgh Best Director Fajr International Film Festival 2008
Crystal Simorgh Competition of Asian Cinema - Best Screenplay with Shadmehr Rastin Fajr International Film Festival 2008
Crystal Simorgh Competition of Asian Cinema - Best Director Fajr International Film Festival 2008
Crystal Simorgh National Competition - Best Director Fajr International Film Festival 2008
Crystal Simorgh National Competition - Best Director Fajr International Film Festival 2008
2011 A Cube of Sugar Yek Habe Ghand Special Jury Prize Kazan International Festival of Muslim Cinema 2012
Best Film Kazan International Festival of Muslim Cinema 2013
2014 Today Emrooz Best Film Award Rabat International Film Festival 2014

Short Film[edit]

  • For Him - 1987
  • A Rainy Day - 1987
  • Rooster - 1987

Documentary[edit]

  • Iranian Carpet - 2006

Tv Series[edit]

  • The Adventures of Mrs. Aziz - 1996
  • Hemmat School Kids - 1997

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