Miri, Maziar (born February 1, 1974, Tehran)
Maziar Miri is an Iranian filmmaker who studied Film Editing at IRIB College.
In 1995, he began working at the editing section of IRIB 2, an Iranian TV channel.
After making a few short films, assistant directing and editing films and series, he made his first feature film ‘The Unfinished Song’ in 2000.
Miri has made some movies, including ‘Gradually’ (2005), ‘Reward of Silence’ (2006), ‘The Book of Law’ (2008), ‘Saadat Abad (Felicity Land)’ (2011), and ‘The Painting Pool’ (2013).
He was elected as one of the nine members of Central Council of Directors’ Union by the General Assembly of Iranian Film Directors’ Union in 2006.
Miri and his films have won several awards, including Honorary Diploma for the Best Directing at the International Section of 19th Fajr Film Festival, Special Prize of Jury at Karlovy Vary Film Festival and Fipresci Prize at Daka Film Festival for ‘The Unfinished Song’.
His ‘Gradually’ was selected to be screened in the Program Section of the 2006 Berlin Film Festival, won Best Film Award at International Section of Fajr Film Festival as well as Best Director Award at Gijón International Film Festival in Spain.
Miri’s ‘The Painting Pool’ has received Best Feature Film Award at the 2nd Sharjah International Children's Film Festival in 2014, UNESCO Award at the 2013 Asia Pacific Screen Awards, and Best Film Award by Audiences at the 31th Fajr Film Festival.