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BIOGRAPHY of EBRAHIM MOKHTARI

Born in Babol in 1947.

Ebrahim Mokhtari is a graduate of Filmmaking from Tehran’s College of Film & Television. He started his film career at the Iranian TV and was firstly involved in two series as assistant director. Mokhtari began making documentaries for the Iranian TV channels and established himself as one of prominent documentary filmmakers in the country.

He made his first feature film, Zinat, in 1994, which was successfully shown at the Critics Week Section of Cannes `94 too. Leipzig Film Festival held a tribute to Ebrahim Mokhtari in 1997 and Rural Art & Literature Festival of Tehran presented him a Special Prize for his film career in 1999.

He was one of the members of founding board to establish the Iranian documentary filmmakers’ association and in the first three years he was the chef of the board directors.

 

 

Filmography

1972) TOUBA, short fiction, 16mm, 30 Min., B&W

 

Awards:

– Prize of Best 16mm Film at the 5th National Sepaas Film Festival (Tehran, 1972);

– The Honorable Mention by the Press at the Cinestud, International Festival of Student-Made Films Amsterdam (The Netherlands, 1973)

 

1973) THE TYRE MANUFACTURING IN IRAN, Documentary, 16mm, 15 Min., B&W

1975) THE JOCKEY, Documentary, 16mm, 26 Min., Color

 

Screening:

40th International Leipzig Filmfestival , Germany,1997

1976) SABZEVAR, Documentary, 16mm, 30 Min., Color

1979) CAVIAR, Documentary, 16mm, 30 Min., Color

 

Screening:

40th International Leipzig Filmfestival , Germany,1997

1980) BALOUCHI BREAD, Documentary, 16mm, 30 Min., Color

 

Screening:

40th International Leipzig Filmfestival , Germany,1997

1982) THE TENANCY, Documentary, 16mm, 44 Min., B&W.

 

Screenings:

– 40th International Leipzig Filmfestival , Germany,1997

–  Freiburger Film Forum, a biannual documentary festival, (22-27 May 2001, Germany).

– Lussas filmfestival, France,2005.

 

1984) IRRIGATION IN MINAB, Documentary, 16mm, 34 Min., Color

1985) THE FISHERY SHELTERS, Documentary, 16mm, 30 Min., Color

1986) A FISHING JOURNEY, Documentary, 16mm, 30 Min., Color

 

Award:

Jury Special Prize of the 1st Labor & Worker Festival of Tehran (Iran, 1990)

Screening:

40th International Leipzig Filmfestival , Germany,1997

1992) SAFFRON, Documentary, 16mm, 40 Min., Color.

 

Awards:

Prize of Best Documentary Film at the 6th Rural Art & Literature Festival (Tehran, 1992);

The Prize of Best Documentary Film at the 2nd Hamedan International Short Film Festival (Iran, 1992);

Jury Special Prize at the 1st Tokyo Global Environmental Film Festival (Japan, 1992);

Jury Special Mention at the 8th Fribourg Film Festival (Switzerland, 1994);

The Grand Prize of Best Film at the Sacile International Festival of Films on Nature & Environment (Italy, 1994)

Certificate of Merit at the 1th Green International Film Festival, Iran, 1998.

 

1992) SHIP-BUILDING IN PERSIAN GULF, Documentary, 16mm, 30 Min., Color

1993) MAESTRO BAHARI, Documentary, 16mm, 120 Min., Color

1994) ZINAT, Feature Film, 35mm, 82 Min., Color

 

Awards:

– Prize of Best Feature Film at the 10th Saint-Therese-Laurentid International

Film Festival (Canada, 1994);

– Best Film at the 8th Rural Art & Literature Festival (Iran, 1995);

-Public Prize  at the Filmfestival Turnhout, Belgium 1997.

Screenings:

 the Critics Week Section of Cannes `94.

10th Saint-Therese-Laurentid International Film Festival ,Canada, 1994.

12th Fajr Iinternational Film Festival, Iran, 1994.

39th Valladolid international film festival, Spain 1994.

32thViennale international film festival, Austria 1994.

18th Montreal international film festival, Canada 1994.

21st Felanders international film festival, Belgium 1994.

10th Rio de cinema international film festival, Brazil 1994.

Belfort international film festival, France 1994.

12th Anoni international film festival, France 1995.

38th London international film festival, England 1995.

festival international de Cinema Do Porto, Portugal 1995.

44th Melbourne international film festival, Australia 1995.

19th Hong Kong international film festival, 1995.

Cinema Novo film festival.Belgum, 1995.

13th River Town international film festival, America 1995.

17th Durban international film festival, Southern Africa 1995.

Brisban International film festival, Australia, 1995.

Boston Musume of Art, America, 1995.

New york Musume of Modern Art, America, 1995.

Chikago Film Center, America,1995.

Berkly University, America,1996.

Iranian film Festival in Torento, Canada, 1996.

Vesoul Film Festival , France, 1996.

Bolonia International Film Festival, Italy, 1997.

20th Moscow Film Festival, Russia, 1997.

Film Festival Turnout, Belgium 1997.

20th Moscow international filmfestival, 1997.

Bolonia International filmfestival,Italy, 1997.

Iranian Film Festival in New Dehli, India, 1998.

Lussas film festival,France, Augest 2005.

Film Archive, Austria,2006.

 

17th Jihlava International Documentary filmfestival. Czech republic.2013

 

1997) MULLAH KHADIJEH AND THE KIDS, Documentary, 16mm, 26 Min., Color.

Screenings:

competition section of Cinema Du Reel film festival (Paris, March 1998).

40th International Leipzig Filmfestival , Germany,1997.

 

Award:

_Certificate of Merit at the 4th Soureh International filmfestival, Isfahan,Iran,1997.

Images from the East(IMO)Film Festival, Sau Paulo, Brazil. Sep 2011.

 

1999) MOKARRAMEH: MEMORIES & DREAMS, Documentary, Betacam SP, 48 Min., Color.

 

Awards:

  • First prize of professional category at Trace de vies- Clermond Ferrand (France, Nov. 1999).
  • Certificate of Merit at the 43rd San Francisco International Film Festival (San Francisco, May 2000).
  • Golden Dhow of Zanzibar film festival (Tanzania, July 2000).

Screenings:

competition section of Cinema Du Reel film festival (Paris, March 1999).  International Short Film Festival (Poland, 1999).

Sheffield film festival (England, Oct.1999).

competition section of Leipzig film festival (Germany, Oct.1999).

Viennale international film festival (Vienna, Oct.2000).

IDFA (Amsterdam, Nov1999).

Filmer a tout prix film festival, (Belgium, Nov.2000).

Ecrans documentary de Gentilly (France, Nov 2000).

Festival of films from Iran (Boston,Nov. 2000).

competition section of Vesoul Film Festival (6- 13 Feb 2001, France).

festival du film d’art Montral (13-18 March 2001).

Freiburger Film Forum ,a biannual documentary festival, (22-27 May 2001, Germany).

Lussas filmfestival, France,2005.

Aljeria Tv film festivals,March 2006.

Tunisia film festival,Tunisia,April 2006.

Film Archive, Austria,2006.

Visual Representation of Iran, University of st.Andrews Fife, Scotland,June 2008.

COMPTOIR DU Doc, Rennes,France, 2009.

Eye film institut,Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 2010.

Bowers Museum,California, September 22, 2012.

Monicepal Media Library, France, (Montpezat Sous Bouzon, 075060). 2013.

 

2000) ZINAT; ONE SPESIAL DAY, Documentary, Betacam SP, 53 min, color.

Awards:

 Jury Special Mention at the 22nd Cinema De Reel International Film Festival (Paris, March 2000).

Prize of Pierre Alain Donnier at 17th North-South Media Festival (Geneva, March 2001).

Special mention from the jury at the 17th North-South Media Festival (Geneva, April 2001).

Jury Special Award at the Academia film Olomouc (The Czech Republic, 2-10 April 2001).

 

Screenings:

Cinema Du Reel international film festival (Switzerland, May 2000)

Visions Du Reel international film festival (Switzerland, May 2000).

Viennale international film festival (Vienna, Oct.2000).

Sheffield film festival (England, Oct.2000).

competition section of Leipzig film festival (Oct.2000).

Filmer a tout prix film festival, (Belgium, Nov.2000).

IDFA (Amsterdam, Nov.2000).

Margaret Mead film festival (New York, Nov.2000).

Popoli film festival (Italy, Nov 2000).

Ecrans documentaries de Gentilly(France, Nov.2000).

Festival of Festivals (Denmark, Oct.2000).

Danish Film Institute (Denmark, Nov.2000).

Trace de vies- Clermond Ferrand(France, Nov. 2000).

Encontros International Cinema Documentary (Portugal, Nov.2000).

Gotteborg International Film Festival, (Sweden 26 January- 4          February2001.(

Vesoul Film Festival (6- 13 Feb 2001, France).

17th North-South Media Festival (Geneva, 26-30 March 2001).

Academia film Olomouc (Czech Republic, 2-10 April).

Freiburger Film Forum, a biannual documentary festival, (May 2001,         Germany).

Jakarta Film Festival,Jakarta 2001.

Amnesty International Film Festival ( March 2001, Netherlands).

Lussas filmfestival, France,2005.

Aljeria Tv film festival,March 2006.

Tunisia film festival,Tunisia,April 2006.

Film Archive, Austria,2006.

Attak filmfestival, France, March 2007.

COMPTOIR DU Doc, Rennes,France, 2008.

Images from the East(IMO)Film Festival, Sau Paulo, Brazil. Sep 2011.

 

2005) Lady of peace, Documentary,DVcam,color, 26 min.

 2010) Rendezvous with Mokarrameh, Documentary, DVcam,22min,color, 2010.

Screening;

Eye film institut,Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 2010.

Bowers Museum,California, September 22, 2012.

 

2016) Leaf of Life:fiction.color, 85min.

The best film of Green international film festival. Iran. 2017.

INALCO Prize of Vesoul Film festival,France.Feb 2018.

The best film of Asia Tourism-Induced Film & TV Arts Week, July 2018.

Screening:

FReDD Festival.Toulouse,France.April 2018.

The best film of Asia Tourism-Induced Film & TV Arts Week, July 2018.

Festival and Congress Center Varna.2018.

Asia Pacific Film Festival, Screen Awards.2018

Third Eye, 17th Asian Film Festival,13-20 December 2018,Mumbai.

The Asian Film Festival Barcelona, from October 31st to November 11th 2018,

23 rd SOFIA International Film Festival,Middle East & North Africa,7-17 March 2019,Bulgaristan.

2019 Dhaka International Film Festival, Jan 10, 2019 – Jan 18, 2019,Bangladesh.

 

Way Café 2017. Documentary, Arte version 26 min. Director´s version 40 min. color.2019

 

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