Kamran Heidari

  • Kamran Heidari was born in Gachsaran, near Shiraz in 1977 .
  • He is a freelance documentary filmmaker and photographer, with an interest in street photography, graffiti and ethno-music. His work focuses on film and photography about the people of Shiraz (Fars Province) and the South of Iran.
  • ‘My Name Is Negahdar Jamali and I make Westerns’ (2012), his first feature length documentary was screened in many festivals around the world, among which Busan International Film Festival and Rotterdam.
  • His latest work ‘Ali Agha’ premiered at IDFA in 2017. ‘Ahle Hawa’, his current project would be his fifth feature length film.

Work Experience

Filmography

  • Freelance ad director and documentary filmmaker – 2004 to present
  • 2004: Dash Akol (Documentary, 18min)
  • 2006: Mohammad Bahman Beigi (Documentary, 40min)
  • 2006: The Big Red (Short film, 14min)
  • 2007: Comfortably Numb (Feature, 85min)
  • 2008: At the End of a Perfect Day (Documentary, 50min)
  • 2010: The Dead Sea (Documentary, 30min)
  • 2011: Mola Sadra (Documentary, 30min)
  • 2012: My name is Negahdar Jamali and I make Westerns (Documentary, 65min)
  • 2014: Dingomaro – Iran’s Black South (Documentary, 75min)
  • 2017: Ali Agha (Documentary, 80min)

Language Skills

Filmography

  • Advanced English
  • Farsi/Persian –Mother tongue

FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS

My name is Negahdar Jamali and I make Westerns

  • Busan International Film Festival, 2013
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2013
  • Split Film Festival, 2013
  • Göteborg Film Festival, 2013
  • Sydney Film Festival, 2013
  • Ars Independent International Film Festival | Katowice, 2013
  • Houston Iranian Film Festival, 2014
  • Festival of Irannian Films Prague, 2014
  • Annual Festival of Films from Iran | Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago 2014
  • Freer and Sackler Galleries, DC, 2014
  • UCLA Film & Television Archive Billy Wilder Theater, 2015
  • Docunight / Iran via Documentaries / San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Atlanta, Toronto, Washington DC

Dingomaro

  • Arte TV, international broadcast
  • 45-day screening at ” good news from Iran” exhibition, passenger Fabrik, Munich, Germany, 2014
  • UCLA Film & Television Archive Billy Wilder Theater, 2014
  • Docunight / Iran via Documentaries / San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Atlanta, Toronto, Washington DC

Ali Aqa (Mr. Ali)

  • International Film Festival IDFA Amsterdam 2017