Farzad Khoshdast

Farzad Khoshdast has been making narrative and non-fiction films since 1993 when he wrote and directed How Hard is to Fly, produced by the Iranian Youth Cinema Association. Making movies on 8mm, 16mm and 35mm, he made his first feature with documentary The Chronicle of an Unfinished Filmmaker in 2010 and moved into television with 2011’s series The Light of District. In 2017, he directed a short film dedicated to the memory of Abbas Kiarostami, as well as A Woman Without a Name about women in prison. He researched, wrote, directed and edited. The film was nominated for the F:ACT Award at 2018 CPH:DOX festival. In 2019 he again researched, wrote, produced and directed The Narrow Red Line about male juvenile offenders putting on a theatrical show for which he received his first APSA nomination for Best Documentary Feature Film.

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  • A Woman Without A Name

    زنی که نام ندارد
    Directed by Farzad Khoshdast • 2018 • Iran
    Behind the solid concrete walls of the women's prison Gharchak in Iran's capital, Tehran, four young women open the door to their lives and innermost thoughts. They reveal their downfall into substance abuse and violent crime, which led ...

  • Narrow Red Line

    خط باریک قرمز
    Directed by Farzad Khoshdast • 2020 • Iran
    In a bleak Iranian Juvenile Rehabilitation and Correction Centre, a group of teenage delinquents and juvenile defenders decide to put on a stage show that will allow them to leave the prison for a day. With the help of professional actors F...