Parviz Shahbazi

Parviz Shahbazi (born 1962 in Tehran, Iran) is a famous Iranian filmmaker.

Parviz Shahbazi
Born (1962-11-29) November 29, 1962
Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Education Iran Broadcasting University
Occupation film director, screenwriter, film editor

Grand Prix at the Warsaw International Film Festival (2016)[1]
2003 Nafas-e amigh (Deep Breath)
Fajr Film Festival - Crystal SimorghFour times for Traveller from the south 1996-
2003 Nafas-e amigh
Karat 14 2008- Darband 2012

Annonay film festival france
-Best feature film - Traveller from the south-1998

Zanzibar film festival - silver boat-Whispers-2000

Torinno film festival- Deep Breath-2003

Dhaka international film festival- Best directing- darband -2013 Cinequest Film Festival - Best Feature
1999 Mosafere jonub ( The Traveller from the South )
TIFF - Gold Award
1997 Mosafere jonub

Isfahan International Festival of Films - Golden Butterfly
1996 Mosafere jonub


Shahbazi is a graduate of filmmaking from Tehran's Iran cinema College. During the early 80’s he began writing short stories and directing short films. He edited several films and directed 12 short films before making his first feature film, Traveler from the South, in 1996. Malaria is his latest feature movie.

Film career

His debut feature film, Traveler from the South (1996) as well as his second film, Whispers (2000) went to countless festivals and brought him international recognition, collecting several prizes along the way. In 2002, his third film, Deep Breath was shown at the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival to great success. Among other accolades it won a FIPRESCI award at Pusan and the Jury special award at Turin as well as the Best Film award at the Belgrade Author Festival.


Year Film Director Writer Producer Assistant Director Editor
1995 Badkonak-e sefid
(The White Balloon)
co writer
1997 Mosafer-e jonoub
1999 Yek ruz bishtar
(One More Day)
2000 Najva (Whispers)
2003 Nafas-e amigh
(Deep Breath)
2003 Tehran saat-e 7 sobh
(Tehran 7:00 a.m.)
2006 Be ahestegi... (Gradually...)
2009 Ayar 14 (Karat 14)
2012 Darband (Trapped)
2016 Malaria (Malaria)


  1. "Malaria". Warsaw Film Festival. Retrieved 18 October 2016.

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