Jafar Panahi Mianeh

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Jafar Panahi (Persian: جعفر پناهی , born July 11, 1960 in Mianeh, Iran) is an internationally acclaimed Iranian filmmaker and is one of the most influential filmmakers in the Iranian New Wave movement. He has gained recognition from film theorists and critics worldwide and received numerous awards including the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.Biography Jafar Panahi was ten years old when he wrote his first book, which subsequently won the first prize in a literary competition. At the same age, he became familiar with film making. He shot films on 8mm film, acting in one and assisting in the making of another. Later, he took up photography. During his military service, Panahi served in the Iran–Iraq War (1980-90) and made a documentary about the war during this period. After studying film directing at the College of Cinema and Television in Tehran, Panahi made several films for Iranian television and was the assistant director of Abbas Kiarostami's film Through the Olive Trees (1994). Since that time, he has directed several films and won numerous awards in international film festivals. Panahi's first feature film came in 1995, entitled White Balloon. This film won a Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. His second feature film, The Mirror, received the Golden Leopard Award at the Locarno Film Festival. His most notable offering to date has been The Circle (2000), which criticized the treatment of women under Iran's Islamist regime. Jafar Panahi won the Golden Lion, the top prize at the Venice Film Festival for The Circle, which was named FIPRESCI’s Film of the Year, and appeared on Top 10 lists of critics worldwide.. Panahi also directed Crimson Gold in 2003, which brought him the Un Certain Regard Jury Award at the Cannes Film Festival. It went on to win a number of best film awards and received excellent critical acclaims. Panahi winning the Berlin Silver Bear award for his achievement in film in 2006 Panahi's Offside (the story of girls who disguise themselves as boys to be able to watch a football match) was nominated for competition in the 2006 Berlin Film Festival, where he was awarded with the prestigious Silver Bear and the Jury Grand Prix, 2006. On July 30, 2009, Mojtaba Samienejad, an Iranian blogger and human rights activist writing from inside Iran, reports Panahi was arrested on Thursday at the cemetery in Tehran where mourners had gathered near the grave of Neda Agha-Soltan.

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1. Bahman Ghobadi 22551
2. Mohsen Makhmalbaf 17803
3. Jafar Panahi Mianeh 13899
4. Hamid Tamjidi 13144
5. Dariush Mehrjui 1870
6. Bahram Beyzaie 1321
7. Tahmine Milani 1059
8. Ebrahim Hatamikia 1028
9. Majid Majidi 490
10. Ali Hatami 459

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12. Mani Ratnam 18494
13. Mohsen Makhmalbaf 17803
14. Upendra 17694
15. Cristian Mungiu 14012
16. Jafar Panahi Mianeh 13899
17. José Padilha 13666
18. Hamid Tamjidi 13144
19. Abdul Wahid Nazari 12952
20. Razi Mohebi 12631

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