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.