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Yousef Kargar

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Yousef Kargar
یوسف کارگر
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Born (1985-04-24) 24 April 1985 (age 35)
Urmia, Iran
🏡 ResidenceTehran, Urmia, Iran
🏳️ NationalityIranian
🏫 EducationMA in cinema directing
💼 Occupation
Film Director, Screenwriter, Distributor,
📆 Years active  2010–present
short film Ara

Yousef Kargar (Persian: یوسف کارگر‎, (born 24 April 1985 in Urmia) is an Iranian Director, Scriptwriter and Distributor.

Biography[edit]

Director, screenwriter and producer Yousef Kargar has BA of Persian literature and MA of Cinema. He started his career as a film critic and wrote in publications and internet since 2002. He won some awards for his scripts in national festivals and he made his first short fiction film Requiem for a Night in 2013 and was selected to more than 80 international festivals and won several awards. He made two advertisement short documentary and then in 2015, he made his second short film Elegy that was selected more than 100 international festivals and won about 13 awards. He was awarded as best Iranian youth filmmaker of year in 2016. He attended to talent campus of Fajr Film Festival in 2016. In 2016 and 2017 He was jury member of Povero film festival in Italy. In 2017 he made his third short fiction film The Distance AKA Ara[disambiguation needed] and has been nominated for seven awards in Iranian short film awards and also nominated in four awards in Tehran International short film Festival. The international premiere of that film was in 62nd Cork film festival in Ireland.

Filmography[edit]

Films
Year English title Original title Credited as Notes
Director Producer Writer
2013 Requiem for a Night Yes Yes Yes Short film
2013 United Land Yes No Yes Short documentary
2013 On the Aras Boundary Yes No Yes Short documentary
2015 Elegy Ağı Yes Yes Yes Short film
2017 The Distance Ara Yes Yes Yes Short film

Awards[edit]

  • Faludi International Film Festival (Hungary 2013) - Winner Best Fiction Film
  • Festival Internazionale Del Cinema Povero (Italy 2013) - Winner Special Prize
  • Siliguri International Short Film and Documentary Contest (India 2013) - Winner Best Director
  • Summer Slam film festival (USA 2015) - Winner Best Foreign Short Film
  • SalaMindanaw International Film Festival (Philippine 2015) - Winner Best Short Film
  • Azerbaijan Family Film Festival (Azerbaijan 2015) - Winner Special Jury Prize
  • Faludi International Film Festival (Hungary 2015) (Hungary 2017) – Winner Best Director
  • International festival of "Silver Akbuzat" (Russia 2015) - Winner Audience Award
  • Tashkent International Film Forum Golden Guepard (Uzbekistan 2013)- Nominated Best Short Film
  • Cambodia International Film Festival (Cambodia 2013) - Nominated Best Short Film
  • Denver Film Festival (USA 2015) – Nominated Best First Look
  • Zanzibar International Film Festival (Tanzania 2015) – Nominated Best Short Film
  • Gwinnett center Film Festival (USA 2015) – Nominated Best Short Film
  • Kazan Film Festival (Russia 2015) – Nominated Best Short Film
  • GOLDEN APRICOT Yerevan International Film Festival (Armenia 2015) – Nominated Best Short Film
  • International Film Festival Tous Courts (France 2015) – Nominated Best Short Film
  • Cork Film Festival (Ireland 2017) – Nominated Best Foreign Short Film

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