Reza Mirkarimi
Daughter
Daughter
Today
Today
A Cube of Sugar
A Cube of Sugar
As Simple As That
As Simple As That
So Close So Far
So Close So Far
Here, A Shining Light
Here A Shining Light
Under The Moonlight
Under The Moonlight
The Child And The Soldier
The Child And The Soldier
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Reza Mirkarimi
Reza Mirkarimi
was born on January 27, 1967
in Tehran where he graduated from the Fine Arts University in Graphic Arts. His cinema activities began in 1987 with a series of shorts followed by two TV series for 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 2000 Festival of 3 Continents, Nantes, France, as well as the Golden Shoe at the 2001 Children and Teenagers Film Festival in Zelin, Croatia.

‘The Child and The Soldier’, was released in France in 2001.His 2000 second feature ‘Under the Moonlight’, dealing with social and religious issues, won the 40th Critics’ Week Best Feature Award 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 2001 Tokyo IFF.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 entered by Iran for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar:‘So Close, So Far’, ‘A Cube of Sugar’ and ‘Today’.His 2016 latest feature ‘Daughter’ won Golden George award for the Best Film, Silver George award for the Best Actor’s Performance ‘Farhad Aslani’ and Russian Film Clubs’ Federation award for the Best Film at the 38th Moscow International Film Festival, Russia 2016.
Reza Mirkarimi has also sat on several international film festival juries.
Filmography
As a Director

For Him (1988) Short Film
A Rainy Day (1991) Short Film
The Rooster (1992) Short Film
The Adventures of Aftab and Mrs. Aziz (1993) TV Series
Hemmat School Kids (1995) TV Series
From Football to Football (1998) Documentary TV Series
The Champions of Wrestling (1999) Documentary TV Series
The Child And The Soldier (1999) Feature Film
Under The Moonlight (2001) Feature Film
Here, A Shining Light (2003) Feature Film
So Close So Far (2005) Feature Film
As Simple As That (2008) Feature Film
A Cube of Sugar (2011) Feature Film
Today (2014) Feature Film
Heroes (2011 – 2014) Animation Series
Daughter (2016) Feature Film
Hormoz, The Persian Hero (2017) Announced


As a Writer

For Him (1988) Short Film
From Football to Football (1998) Documentary TV Series
The Champions of Wrestling (1999) Documentary TV Series
The Child And The Soldier (1999) Feature Film
Under The Moonlight (2001) Feature Film
Here, A Shining Light (2003) Feature Film
So Close So Far (2005) Feature Film
As Simple As That (2008) Feature Film
Today (2014) Feature Film


As a Producer

For Him (1988) Short Film
A Rainy Day (1991) Short Film
The Rooster (1992) Short Film
Hemmat School Kids (1995) TV Series
From Football to Football (1998) Documentary TV Series
The Champions of Wrestling (1999) Documentary TV
Series
The Child And The Soldier (1999)
Here, A Shining Light (2003) Feature Film
So Close So Far (2005) Feature Film
Persian Carpet (2008) Feature Film
As Simple As That (2008) Feature Film
A Cube of Sugar (2011) Feature Film
Don’t Be Tired! (2013) Feature Film
Today (2014) Feature Film
Daughter (2016) Feature Film
And over 20 Documentaries about Iranian cinema and artists


As a Editor

Here, A Shining Light (2003)
As Simple As That (2008)
Today (2014)
Jury
Tbilisi International Film Festival – Georgia

Bogotá International Film Festival – Colombia

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival – PÖFF – Estonia

Carthage Film Festival – Tunis

Didor International Film Festival – Tajikistan

Kazan International Festival of Muslim Cinema – Tatarstan

Fajr Film Festival – Iran

And many other international film festival worldwide.

Reza Mirkarimi is also the festival director of the Fajr International Film Festival since 2016 which is held each year in April.
Contact
Reza Mirkarimi

You can contact me on info@rezamirkarimi.com