Bahman Kiarostami

Iranian Bahman Kiarostami made his first film Morteza Momayez: Father of Iranian Contemporary Graphic Design in 1996. His films have been shown at numerous international film festivals and the focus of his documentaries have been primarily on art and music, but also cover the visible yet obscured and unnoticed details which define post-revolutionary Iran. He was recently the winner of Best Documentary at the London Iranian Film Festival (2011) and his documentary Shiraz as part of Taste of Iran series was voted as Best Documentary of the year by the viewers of BBC World news. Bahman was also the recipient of Best Director Award at Mid East Film Festival (2003) and Special Mention at the 26th Festival de Continents, Nantes, France (2004).