Born in 1984 in Shiraz, Iran, he studied cinema and directing at the University of Tehran in Iran. Now he is studying for a PhD in Culture and Media Studies at the University of Cologne in Germany. He has directed and edited several documentaries and short fiction films. One of his previous documentaries, "A Movie for You", was premiered at the Visions du Réel, one of the most important documentary film festivals in the world, and was afterwards shown at the Zurich Film Festival in 2015. "Amour du Réel", another of his documentaries, was officially selected to screen at the Oscar qualifying and BAFTA recognized film festivals "Flickers' Rhode Island Film Festival" and "Aesthetica Short Film Festival" in 2018. Iman is an alumnus of Berlinale Talents 2020.