Bahman maghsoudlou

Bahman Maghsoudlou (born in Gorgan, Iran, 1946) is a film scholar, critic,[1] and independent film producer/director.[2][3]


Bahman Maghsoudlou is the recipient of Iran's Forough Farrokhzad literary award for writing and editing a series of books about cinema and theater (1975), including Iranian Cinema (1987, New York University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies). He was presented this award at the fourth Forough Farrokhzad awards ceremony, held at the Central Palace for Young Adults in February 1975.[4][5]

Maghsoudlou wrote, directed and produced a short documentary on artist Palm Beach International Film Festival.

As a producer his films have been to more than 100 film festivals world wide.These films include:

The Suitors, selected for the Cannes in 1988; Manhattan by Numbers (by Amir Naderi), selected for Venice and Toronto 1993; Seven Servants by Daryush Shokof, selected for Berlin, Toronto and Locarno 1996, and Silence of the Sea, selected for the Mannheim Film Festival 2003.

He is currently producing and directing a feature length documentary on the history of Iranian Cinema entitled, Iranian Cinema, Searching for the Roots: 1900-1979, and the documentary The Life and Legacy of Mohammad Mossadegh.

Having organized the first ever Iranian Film Festival in New York in 1980, he organized the International Short Film Festival: Independent Films on Iran, which was held in October 2007, in New York. In 2009, Maghsoudlou authored the book Grass: Untold Stories which detailed the background stories related to the making of the 1925 silent movie, Grass. A major part of the movie had been filmed in Maghsoudlou's native Iran.

A graduate in cinema studies from the College of Staten Island with a PhD from Columbia University, Maghsoudlou lives in New York.

He recently became a member of the prestigious list of

Maghsoudlou has served as a jury member for a number of prestigious international film festivals. Most recently, he had the honor of being the lone non-Spanish member of the jury for the 3rd Edition of the


External links

  • Biography at IMDB
  • Biography at OnlineFilmHome

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