Reza Parsa

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Reza Parsa

Reza Parsa is a Swedish film director. At the age of 22 he was admitted to the 4-year directing program at the National Film School of Denmark (1991–95) and directed the most award winning (11 awards) graduation film, Never (Gränsen), in the history of the school.

To date Reza Parsa has won more than 30 national and international awards, including the Ingmar Bergman Award, the Student Academy Award (Student Oscar) and prizes in Cannes Film Festival, Brasília, Seattle, Chicago and San Sebastian.

Before the Storm Parsa's first feature film, is a suspense thriller which has achieved great critical success and has been sold to 35 countries worldwide, incl. United States.

Reza Parsa and his screenwriter Johan Bergman Lindfors, both based in Sweden, are now preparing Parsa’s next feature film.

National and International Awards[edit]

National and International Awards
Swedish Academy Awards (at the request of Ingmar Bergman) Ingmar Bergman Award
Uppsala International Short Film Festival Uppland Film Trust Award
Copenhagen International Film Festival New Nordic Talent
San Sebastian International Film Festival (Youth Jury Award) Best Film
San Sebastian International Film Festival Best Director
Seattle International Film Festival Special Jury Prize
Brasília International Film Festival Special Jury Prize
Children and Young People’s International Film Festival (BUFF) in Sweden Grand Prix
Swedish Film Academy (Kurt Linder Award) Director of the Year
Cannes International Film Festival (Young Critics’ Award) Best Short Film
Isfahan International Short Film Festival Best Film
Chicago International Film Festival Best Short Fiction
Student Academy Award (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science) Student Oscar - Best Foreign Film
The International Student Film Festival in Tel-Aviv Best Director
National Swedish Television (Sveriges Television) Steen Priwin Award
Nordic Panorama (Audience Award) Best Film
Nordic Panorama (Honorary Jury Award) Best First Film
The International School Film Festival in Mexico Best Film
The International School Film Festival in Mexico (Catholic Church Award) Best Film
Uppsala International Short Film Festival Best Fiction Film
The Henri Langlois International Film Festival Best Director
The International Festival of Film Schools - Munich (Young Talent Award) Best Film
The International Festival of Film Schools - Munich Honorary Screenplay Award

Credits[edit]

Director[edit]

  • The Haga Man (Hagamannen) (2009)
  • Meeting Evil (Möte med Ondskan) (2002)
  • Before the Storm (Före Stormen) (2000)
  • The 8th Song (Den 8:e Sången) (1998)
  • Tigerheart (Tigerhjärta) (1997)
  • Never (Gränsen) (1995)

Screenwriter[edit]

  • Meeting Evil (Möte med Ondskan) (2002)
  • Before the Storm (Före Stormen) (2000)
  • The 8th Song (Den 8:e Sången) (1998)
  • Never (Gränsen) (1995)

Creator of Documentary Concept[edit]

  • Aviation (2003)
  • Belas Dukkehus (2003)
  • It's All Good (2003)
  • Min Velsignede Bror (2003)
  • Det Ulogiske Instrument (2003)

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