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Date of birth
12 September 1969 Teheran, Iran
Selected filmography of
Mehrdad Oskouei (September 12, 1969 Teheran, Iran Tehran)
Independent producer, filmmaker and photographer, Mehrdad Oskouei was born in Tehran on September 12, 1969.
He has a B.A. in film direction from the University of Arts, starting in the theatre in 1981 and the film world in 1988. He made his first film in 1988 at the age of 19.
He started his artistic career as theater player in 1981 and started filmmaking in 1988.
Since then he has produced, written, and directed more than 25 documentaries and shorts. His films have received over 80 awards from national and international festivals.
“People are surprised by how intimate my camera was with the characters and how joyous and intelligent these girls really are in their interactions. This is really what matters. It’s the real reward for a documentarian. I make the films only so people can hear these stories.”
« The Other Side of Burka » was awarded as best Iranian documentary in 2004 and Oskouei himself was awarded as best young Iranian filmmaker in both 2004 and 2005.
« Nose, Iranian Style » was nominated for the Golden Movie Squad DOC U Award at the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam in 2005.
« It’s Always Late for Freedom » won The Best Mid-Length Documentary Award at Hot Docs in 2008.
« The Last Days of Winter » was awarded for the DOC U Award at the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam in 2011.
His films have regularly been shown on TV and at festivals worldwide.
Mehrad Oskouei is a 2010 Prince Claus Award laureate “for his moving, informative and evocative films, for his honest engagement with his subjects and his commitment to accurately representing their concerns, and for working in difficult contexts to break down prejudice and generate social justice.”
1988 ANOTHER BIRTH
1989 IN HIS HISTORY
1997 THE HEAVEN WE COME FROM
1998 HAJI BASHI PRIMARY SCHOOL
1999 YOU LOVE ME IF
1996 SAOCHI (co-director: Reza Yazdani)
1997 THE NEW YEAR FOR TRIBE
2000 MY MOTHER’S HOME, LAGOON
2001 HE ECLIPSE (co-dircetor: Ebrahim Saeedi)
2001 LOOK AT ME
2001 FONDLER OF LIGHT
2002 I CAN’T REMEMBER ANYTHING ABOUT AFGHANISTAN
2002 THE WIDOWER
2004 THE OTHER SIDE OF BURKA
2006 Nose, iranian style
Sunless Shadows (2019)
Starless Dreams | Royahaye Dame Sobh (2016)
The Last Days of Winter | Les derniers jours de l’hiver| Akharin Rouzhaye Zemestan (2012)
It's Always Late for Freedom | Hamishe Baraye Azadi Dir Ast (2007)
Nose, iranian style | Damagh be sabke irani (2006)
The Other Side of Burka - Az pase borghe (2004)
My Mother’s Home, Lagoon | Khaneye madariam, Mordaab (2000)
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