Born in Oroumieh, Iran, Seifollah Samadian is a graduate of English Literature. He started his career as a photographer since 1968 and as a documentary filmmaker since 1978. He’s been involved as a jury member and curator of photo exhibitions in numerous national and international events. He has also conducted several workshops in different events and platforms. Samadian is also the founding director of the Annual Image Visual Arts Festival and Tassvir Film Festival since 2003. He’s also running Tassvir (Image) Magazine as a founder and chief editor since 1991. He made his first short documentary film, Iranian Revolution, in 1979. His filmography includes: India 82 (short documentary), Tehran, Fall of 83 (short documentary), The White Station (short video-art), Tehran, 25th Hour (short documentary), The Art of Killing (short video-art), Bam, The 3rd Day, The 10th Day (short documentary), The Day You Were Not There (short), and Once Upon a Time, Marrakech (documentary).