Highly awarded Iranian filmmaker and director Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Persian: محسن مخملباف‎, Mohsen Makhmalbaaf; born May 29, 1957) is an acclaimed Iranian film director, writer, film editor, and producer. He has made more than 20 feature films, won some 50 awards and been a jury in more than 15 major film festivals. His award-winning films include Kandahar, and his latest film is the The Gardener.

Time magazine selected Makhmalbaf’s 2001 film Kandahar as one of the top 100 films of all time.[1] In 2006, he was a member of the Jury at the Venice film festival.

Degrees and honors

  • Honorary Degree of Doctor of Literature From St Andrew University, Scotland, 2011
  • Honorary Degree of Doctor of Cinema From Nanterre University, France, 2010
  • “Freedom to Create Prize” for his human right activity and promoting social Justice through his art, Art Action, England, 2009
  • “Federico Fillini Honor” from UNESCO in Paris, 2001 (France)
  • A Moment of Innocence: Among Top Ten Films of the Decade – Awarded by International Festival Directors and Critics 1999.
  • Mohsen Makhmalbaf: Selected as the best filmmaker after the revolution by readers of cinema publications, 1988.

International Awards

1. The Cyclist: Best Film – Rimini Festival (Italy) 1989.
2. The Cyclist: Best Film – Hawaii Festival (USA) 1991.
3. Once Upon a Time, Cinema: Best Film – Taormina Festival (Italy) 1992.
4. Once Upon a Time, Cinema: Best Film – Karlovy vary Festival (Czechoslovakia) 1992.
5. Once Upon a Time, Cinema: Best Film – Fiprachi Critics – Karlovy vary Festival (Czechoslovakia) 1992.
6.Once Upon a Time, Cinema: Best Director – Karlovy vary Festival (Czechoslovakia) 1992.

9. Salam Cinema: Best Film – Munich Festival (Germany) 1996.
10. Gabbeh: Best Artistic Film – Tokyo Festival (Japan) 1996.
11. Gabbeh: One of 10 selected films by critics – Times (USA) 1996.
12. Gabbeh: Best Director – Sitguess Festival (Spain) 1996.

16. A Moment of Innocence: Youth Golden Award – Locarno Festival (Switzerland) 1996.
17. A Moment of Innocence: Among Top Ten Films of the Decade – Awarded by International Festival Directors and Critics 1999.
18. Silence: Golden Prize of Italian Parliament – Venice Festival (Italy) 1997.

22. Kandahar: Grand prize from Society of churches of world, Cannes 2001 (France)
23. Kandahar: “Federico Fillini Honor” from UNESCO in Paris, 2001 (France)
24. Kandahar: The best movie from Ajaccio Film Festival, (France) 2001
25. Kandahar: “Public Prize” from Festival des Cinemas du Sud, (France) 2001
26. Kandahar:”Best Director Award” from Riga International Film Forum Arsenals,Latvia 2002

29. The Afghan Alphabet:”Best Film Award”from Document ART International Film Festival, (Germany) 2002.

32. Kandahar: “Best Film” Fiprachi Critics From Thessaloniki (Greece) 2001

35. “Clermont-Ferrand Medallion”, the city medallion granted to the legendary Mohsen Makhmalbaf, France, 2006.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohsen_Makhmalbaf

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