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Babak Payami

Babak Payami, film director,

B: 1966 in Tehran, Iran

Babak Payami is an award-winning Iranian-Canadian filmmaker. His work has been recognized by leading film festivals including being named best director at the Venice International Film Festival. His awards, beginning in 2000 have been bestowed by the Venice Film Festival, London Film Festival, Jeonju Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, São Paulo International Film Festival, Newport International Film Festival and others. He has been a jury member at a number of major international film festivals, including Moscow, Berlin, Warsaw, Beirut, Hang Zhou etc. He has also taught in leading film schools such as the Ludwigsburg Film Akademie in Germany and conducted workshops and mentorship programs on filmmaking in Europe and Canada. We list his credits as a Director first.