Majid Barzegar

Majid Barzegar

Majid Barzegar is famous as writer, director and producer. The critically acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Barzegar (1972) has been a major force behind the development and production of a great number of Iranian independent short and feature films.

As a writer, director and producer most of Majid Barzegar’s films and short films have been awarded and showcased at prestigious international film festivals including Berlinale, San Sebastian, Rotterdam, São Paulo and Thessaloniki and much more.

‘A VERY ORDINARY CITIZEN’ (2015) written and directed by Majid Barzegar has been awarded the Sepanta award at the IFF San Fransisco. ‘PARVIZ’ (2012) has won numerous awards including the Jury’s Special Mention Award of the 2012 San Sebastian International Film Festival and the NETPAC Award at the 2012 Asiatica Film Mediale, Rome, Italy. ‘RAINY SEASONS’ (2010) has won the Jury’s Special Mention Award at the 34th Sao Paulo International Film Festival in Brazil.

As an independent producer, Majid Barzegar’s films have attracted a great deal of attention. Rainy Pictures, Barzegar’s film production company was founded in 1998 with the aim of developing and producing imaginative feature films as well as original short films. ‘A MINOR LEAP DOWN’ (2015) produced by Majid Barzegar, has recently won the respectable FIPRESCI prize in the Panorama section of Berlinale 2015. ‘MAMIROO’ (2015) another film produced by Rainy pictures has won the FIPRESCI prize at 20th Busan. ‘VALDERRAMA’ (2016) latest film produced by Majid Barzegar has been nominated for the beast feature debut at the Berlinale 2016. Barzegar has also been the president of the board of the Iranian Short Film Association (ISFA) from 2008 to 2016.

Selected Filmography:

  • As A Writer, Director and Producer
  • The Pot and The Oak, 90 Min, Director: Kiarash Anvari, Producer: Majid Barzegar, (Currently in Post-Production), Iran (2016)
  • Valderrama, 90 Min, Director: Abbas Amini, Producer: Majid Barzegar, (Currently in Post-Production), Iran (2015)
  • A Very Ordinary Citizen, 100 Min, Director: Majid Barzegar, Producer: Majid Modarresi – Saeed Armand with Financial Support of The « Hubert Bals Fund », Rotterdam International Film Festival, Iran (2015)
  • Immortal, 91 Min, Director: Hadi Mohaghegh, Producer: Majid Barzegar. Reza Mohaghegh, Iran (2015)
  • A Minor Leap Down, 86 Min, Director: Hamed Rajabi, Producer: Majid Barzegar, Iran (2015)
  • Parviz, 104 Min, Director: Majid Barzegar, Producer: Saeed Armand – Majid Barzegar, Iran (2012)
  • Rainy Seasons, 86 Min, Director and Co-Producer: Majid Barzegar, Iran (2010)
  • Bubble, 90 Min, Director: Saman Estaraki, Producer: Majid Barzegar, Iran (2010)
  • Goodbye Party, 16 Min, Director: Hamed Rajabi, Producer: Majid Barzegar, Iran (2006)
  • Tanavoli According Tanavoli, 45 Min, Director: Leila Naghdi Pari, Producer: Majid Barzegar, Iran (2005)
  • The Conversation, 18 Min, Director: Hamed Rajabi, Producer: Majid Barzegar, Iran (2004)
  • Silence, 16 Min, Director: Leila Naghdi Pari, Producer: Majid Barzegar, Iran (2003)
  • The Old and Doleful Ballad of Asmar’s Rainy Afternoon, 30 Min, Director and Co-Producer: Majid Barzegar, Iran (2000)
  • The Alleys of the Wind, 15 Min, Director and Co-Producer: Majid Barzegar, Iran (1998)

Short Films

  • Walking in The Fog (2003)
  • The Old Man and The Doleful Ballad of Asmar’s Rainy Afternoon (2000)
  • The Alleys of the Wind (1998)
  • My Horrible Nightmare (1994)
  • A Short Film About Expectance (1993)
  • The Movement of the Word Life (1992)
  • Dark Like a Strange Land (1991)
  • Friend, Myth (1990)
  • Life On the Screen (1990)
  • Selected Awards a Very Ordinary Citizen (2015)

Festival debut:

  • 51st Chicago International Film Festival, « International Feature Film Competition » section, USA (October 15-29, 2015)
  • 56th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, « Open Horizons » Section, Greece (November 6-15, 2015)
  • 20th Kerala International Film Festival, « World Cinema » section, India (December 4-11, 2015)
  • 5th Iranian Film Festival, « Special Screenings » section, Czech Republic, Prague (January 13-17, 2016)
  • Edinburgh Iranian Film Festival, Venue: Filmhouse Cinema, « Non Competitive Festival », UK, Scotland (February 19-21, 2016)

Immortal (2015)

Festival debut:

  • 20th BUSAN International Film Festival-New Currents Competition

A Minor Leap Down (2015)

Winner of: FIPRESCI’s Award at the 65th International Filmfestspiele Berlinale-Panorama, Germany (2015)

Festivals:

  • 65th Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlinale-Panorama, Germany (February 05-15, 2015)
  • 18th Shanghai International Film Festival, 上海国际电影节, « Spectrum » section, China (June 13-21, 2015)
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Valencia-Cinema Jove, « Official Competition » section, Spain (June 19-26, 2015)
  • 51st Pesaro International Film Festival, « Pesaro Nuovo Cinema Competition », Italy (June 20-27, 2015)

PARVIZ (2012)

Awards:

  • Jury’s Special Mention Award “for its compelling and harmonious storytelling, featuring an atypical and constantly surprising anti-hero” the 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain
  • NETPAC Award the 13th Asiatica film mediale, Italy, Rome
  • Silver Apricot the Yerevan International Film Festival, Armenia
  • Sepanta Award for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Performance, Best Cinematography the 6th Iranian Film Festival, USA, San Francisco
  • Suvarna Chakoram, Golden Crow Pheasant for Best Film the 18th Kerala International Film Festival, India
  • Special Mention Award the 7th edition of the Iranian Society of Film Writers and Reviewers
  • Best Performance by an Actor the 13th Dhaka International Film Festival, Bangladesh
  • Special Mention Award by Film Writers and Reviewers Jury_ “With this prize we wanted to reward the subtle portrait, highlighted by eloquent silences, of a man adhering to social norms. The director skilfully underlines the intolerance of an apparently harmonious community.” the 9th International Oriental Film Festival, Switzerland, Geneva
  • Jury’s Special Mention Award The 12th edition of the Imagineindia International Film Festival (IIFF), which took place in Madrid (17-31 May, 2014) and Barcelona (July 2014)
  • Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival, Armenia (2013)

Festivals:

  • 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain (2012)
  • 13th Asiatica Film Mediale, Italia, Roma (2012)
  • 36th São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil (2012)
  • 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece (2012)
  • 5th Bangalore International Film Festival, India (2012)
  • 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2013)
  • 36th Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden (2013)
  • Focus on Freedom of Expression in the Arts, Oslo, Norway (2013)
  • Middle East Now Film Festival, Italy, Firenze (2013)
  • 16th Shanghai International Film Festival, China 2013
  • Festival Cinéma(s) d’Iran, France, Paris (2013)
  • Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival, Armenia (2013)
  • Fukuoka International Film Festival, Japan, Fukuoka (2013)
  • 15th annual Iranian Film Festival in Emory University, USA, Atlanta (2013)
  • 6th Iranian Film Festival, USA, San Francisco (2013)
  • 3rd Iranian Film Festival, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Australia, Melbourne (2013)
  • Diaspora International Film Festival, Toronto (2013)
  • 17th Tallinn Black Nights International Film Festival, Estonia (2013)
  • JOGJA-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, Indonesia, Yogyakarta (2013)
  • 18th Kerala International Film Festival, India (2013)
  • 11th Chennai International Film Festival, India (2013)
  • 3rd Prague Iranian Film Festival, Czech Republic (2014)
  • 13th Dhaka International Film Festival, Bangladesh (2014)
  • Boston Festival of Film from Iran, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, USA, Boston (2014)
  • 18th Iranian Film Festival, Freer Gallery of Art, USA, Washington DC (2014)
  • 24th Festival of Films from Iran, USA, Chicago, Gene Siskel Film Center (2014)
  • 9th International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva, Switzerland, Geneva (2014)
  • Annual Celebration of Iranian Cinema, UCLA Film & Television Archive, USA, Los Angeles, CA (2014)
  • 13th Imagineindia International Film Festival Madrid, Spain, Madrid (2014)
  • SineMardin International Film Festival, Turkey, Mardin (2014)

RAINY SEASONS

Awards:

  • Best First Film The Iranian Alliance of Motion Picture Guilds Awards (2010)
  • Best Director Didor Film Festival, Tajikistan (2010)
  • Jury’s Special Mention Award The 34th São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil (2010)
  • Tiger Awards Nomination Rotterdam International Film Festival, the Netherlands (2011)

Festivals:

  • Montreal World Film Festival (2010)
  • Denver Film Festival (2010)
  • Fajr Film Festival, Iran (2010)
  • Mardel Plata Film Festival, Argentina (2010)
  • Titanic Film Festival, Budapest (2010)
  • 34th São Paulo International Film Festival
  • Rotterdam International Film Festival (2010)
  • Pan-Asia film Festival, London (2010)
  • Zlin Film Festival, Czech Republic (2011)
  • Cine Lumiere, London (2011)
  • Iranian Film Festival, Australia (2010)
  • Durban International Film Festival, South Africa (2011)
  • Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival, Sweden (2011)
  • Persian International Film Festival, Australia (2011)
  • Barbakan International Film Festival, Slovakia (2012)
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Falling Up Signed, 2017 Print on paper 100 x 64 cm

Birds

Majid Barzegar (b. 1972) Birds

Signed, 2016 Print on photographic paper 65 x 105 cm

No 13  Prague Czech Republic

Majid Barzegar (b. 1972) No 13 Prague Czech Republic

Falling up Signed, 2014 Digital photography 90 x 60 cm

No 20 Gilan

Majid Barzegar (b. 1972) No 20 Gilan

Signed, 2015 Digital photography 90 x 150 cm

No 23 Prague Czech Republic

Majid Barzegar (b. 1972) No 23 Prague Czech Republic

Falling up Signed, 2017 Digital photography 90 x 90 cm

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Majid Barzegar (b. 1972) No 85 Manjil

Signed, 2017 Digital photography 90 x 150 cm

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Signed Print on photographic paper 56 x 100 cm

The Old man

Majid Barzegar (b. 1972) The Old man

Signed, 2015 Print on photographic paper 100 x 100 cm

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Rains of Fancy Signed, 2011 Mixed media on canvas 70 x 100 cm

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Time Lapse

Tehran Gallery

Time Lapse

group exhibition, 22 June - 01 July

Time Lapse

London Gallery

Time Lapse

group exhibition, 07 September - 30 September

Time Lapse

Los Angeles

Time Lapse

group exhibition, 02 November - 14 November

Time Lapse 2 14 Nov 2018 at the CAMA Gallery in Los Angeles United States

Time Lapse 2 14 Nov 2018 at the CAMA Gallery in Los Angeles United States

CAMA Gallery of Iranian art presents an exhibition of photographs by prestigious Iranian film directors.After enormous success in both London and Tehran, the exhibition will travel to the USA in November, to be shown at The Container Yard in Downtown Los Angeles.

24 October, 2018


CAMA Gallery announces exhibition of renowned Iranian filmmakers in Los Angeles ArtfixDaily

CAMA Gallery announces exhibition of renowned Iranian filmmakers in Los Angeles ArtfixDaily

CAMA Gallery presents an exhibition of photographs by prestigious Iranian film directors. After enormous success in both London and Tehran, the exhibition will travel to the USA in November, to be shown at The Container Yard in Downtown Los Angeles.

22 October, 2018


Art Beyond the Canvas CAMA Gallery at The Container Yard

Art Beyond the Canvas CAMA Gallery at The Container Yard

Art and Philanthropy combine in a new immersive event in Los Angeles in Art Beyond the Canvas

17 October, 2018


Posts tagged with CAMA Gallery of Iranian Art

Posts tagged with CAMA Gallery of Iranian Art

Behind the lens of renowned Iranian cinematographers

17 October, 2018


Kiarostami and Shirdel are going to London

Kiarostami and Shirdel are going to London

Art and Culture group: Mona Khosheghal, the director of CAMA Gallery announced a photo exhibition by filmmakers which presents the artworks of Kamran Shirdel and Abbas Kiarostami at CAMA Gallery in London.

19 September, 2018


Iranian Photography Comes to London for the First Time

Iranian Photography Comes to London for the First Time

‘Photography is the mother of cinema.’ said the late Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami once. He should know a thing or two, about a thing or two, for Abbas Kiarostami’s sophisticated artistic legacy was the first the allowed us to truly catch a glimpse into the reality of those living in a country under strict political restrictions.

15 September, 2018


THE INTERRELATIONS BETWEEN FILMMAKING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

THE INTERRELATIONS BETWEEN FILMMAKING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Panel discussion at the CAMA Gallery, London

07 September, 2018


Opens 7 September Exhibition of renowned Iranian filmmakers at CAMA Gallery of Iranian art ArtfixDaily

Opens 7 September Exhibition of renowned Iranian filmmakers at CAMA Gallery of Iranian art ArtfixDaily

CAMA Gallery of Iranian art presents an exhibition of photographs by prestigious Iranian film directors.

04 September, 2018


London gallery to display photos by Iranian filmmaker

London gallery to display photos by Iranian filmmaker

TEHRAN – The London branch of CAMA – Contemporary and Modern Art Gallery, will be hosting an exhibition of photos by a number of prestigious Iranian filmmakers during September.

31 August, 2018


Time Lapse Art Map London

Time Lapse Art Map London

CAMA Gallery of Iranian art presents an exhibition of photographs by 7 prestigious Iranian film directors.

31 August, 2018


Best Photos Taken by Filmmakers for UK Exhibit Financial Tribune

Best Photos Taken by Filmmakers for UK Exhibit Financial Tribune

London branch of Contemporary and Modern Art (CAMA) Gallery is to hold an exhibition of photographs taken by eight respected Iranian cineastes from September 7.

28 August, 2018


CAMA Gallery of Iranian art announces exhibition of renowned Iranian filmmakers ArtfixDaily

CAMA Gallery of Iranian art announces exhibition of renowned Iranian filmmakers ArtfixDaily

CAMA Gallery of Iranian art presents an exhibition of photographs by seven prestigious Iranian film directors.

10 July, 2018


Time Lapse Iranian Film in Photography

Time Lapse Iranian Film in Photography

CAMA Gallery of Iranian art presents an exhibition of photographs by seven prestigious Iranian film directors.

22 June, 2018


Showcasing photographs by filmmakers in the Time Lapse exhibition

Showcasing photographs by filmmakers in the Time Lapse exhibition

The Lapse exhibition will be held in CAMA Gallery, by exhibiting photographs by Abbas Kiarostami, Ebrahim Golestan, Kamran Shirdel and Naser Taghvaei from 22nd of June.

19 June, 2018


An exhibition of photographs by well-known Iranian directors

An exhibition of photographs by well-known Iranian directors

The Time Lapse exhibition will be held in CAMA Gallery, from 22nd of June to 1st of July, showcasing photographs by well-known Iranian directors such as Akasbashi, Golesan, Kiarostami, Shirdel, Taghvaei, Barzegar and many more.

18 June, 2018


An exhibition of photographs by Golestan Kiarostami Taghvaei and Shirdel in CAMA Gallery

An exhibition of photographs by Golestan Kiarostami Taghvaei and Shirdel in CAMA Gallery

The Time Lapse Exhibition, by showcasing photos of well-known Iranian directors such as Akasbashi, Golestan, Kiarostami, Shirdel, Taghvaei, Barzegar and many more, will be held in CAMA Gallery.

14 June, 2018