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Parviz Shahbazi

Parviz Shahbazi (born 1962 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian filmmaker.

Parviz Shahbazi
Born (1962-11-29) November 29, 1962
Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Occupation film director, screenwriter, film editor
Awards PIFF - FIPRESCI Prize
2003 Nafas-e amigh ( Deep Breath )
Fajr Film Festival - Crystal Simorgh
2003 Nafas-e amigh
Cinequest Film Festival - Best Feature
1999 Mosafere jonub ( The Traveller from the South )
TIFF - Gold Award
1997 Mosafere jonub
Isfahan International Festival of Films - Golden Butterfly
1996 Mosafere jonub


Shahbazi is a graduate of filmmaking from Tehran's Iran cinema College. During the early 80’s he began writing short stories and directing short films. He edited several films and directed 12 short films before making his first feature film, Traveler from the South, in 1996.

Film career

His debut feature film, Traveler from the South (1996) as well as his second film, Whispers (2000) went to countless festivals and brought him international recognition, collecting several prizes along the way. In 2002, his third film, Deep Breath was shown at the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival to great success. Among other accolades it won a FIPRESCI award at Pusan and the Jury special award at Turin as well as the Best Film award at the Belgrade Author Festival.


Year Film Director Writer Producer Assistant Director Editor
1995 Badkonake sefid
(The White Balloon)
1997 Mosafere jonoub (fa) Yes Yes
1999 Yek rooz bishtar (fa)
(One More Day)
2000 Najva (fa) (Whispers) Yes Yes Yes
2003 Nafas-e amigh
(Deep Breath)
Yes Yes Yes
2003 Tehran saat-e 7 sobh
(Tehran 7:00 a.m.)
2006 Be ahestegi... (fa) (Gradually...) Yes
2009 Ayar 14 (fa) (Karat 14) Yes Yes Yes Yes
2012 Darband (Trapped) Yes Yes Yes

External links

  • "Parviz Shahbazi website"
  • "Parviz Shahbazi on Facebook"
  • Parviz Shahbazi at the Internet Movie Database
  • "Cannes Film Festival 2003"
  • "Interview October 1997"

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