Born in 1960, Mianeh, Iran
Film director and screen-writer
Began his cinematographic career as assistant director in Kiarostami’s films
The Wounded Heads (Yarali Bashlar, 1988)
The Friend (Doust, 1992)
The Last Exam (Akharin Emtehan, 1992)
The White Balloon (Badkonake Sefid, 1995)
The Mirror (Ayneh, 1997)
The Circle (Dayereh, 2000)
Crimson Gold (Talaye Sorkh, 2003)
Awards and honors:
Jafar Panahi has won numerous awards up to now. Here are a few representatives:
HIVOS Cinema Unlimited Award (2007)
Podo Award, at Valdivia Film Festival (2007), for his life-time artistic accomplishments.
Silver Bear, Berlin
Film Festival, 2006.
Prix du Jury - Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival, 2003.
Golden Lion, Venice
Film Festival, 2000.
Golden Leopard, Locarno International Film Festival, 1997.
Prix de la Camera d'Or, Cannes Film Festival, 1995.
Film festival work
Panahi was a jury member at numerous film festivals:
President of the jury of Rotterdam Film Festival (2008)
Chair of the Kerala International Film Festival Jury (2007)
Film Festival (2007)