Rakhshan Bani Etemad

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RAKHSHAN BANIETEMAD
Filmmaker, Writer, Producer

Rakhshan Banietemad was born in Tehran in 1954. After studying at the University of Dramatic Arts in Iran, she made several documentaries for Iranian television. In 1987, she directed her first feature-film Off the Limits, and in 1991 she became the first woman recipient of the best director award at Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran for Nargess. In 1995 she won the Bronze Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival for The Blue Veiled. Her next film Under the Skin of the City was the highest grossing film in Iran in 2000 and garnered major awards at the Moscow, Turin, Karlovy Vary and Seattle film festivals. Bani-Etemad’s latest feature-film, Mainline, won numerous domestic awards and best direction at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. In 2008, she received an honorary doctorate from London University. Most recently, Bani-Etemad was awarded the 2010 Prix Henri Langlois from the Vincennes International Film Festival.

FEATURE FILMS

Tales (Ghessehha)
Mainline (Khun bazi), 2006
Gilaneh, 2005
Under the Skin of the City (Zir-e pust-e shahr), 2000
Baran and the Native (Baran va bumi), part of feature-film Kish, 1998
The May Lady (Banu-ye ordibehesht), 1997
The Blue Veiled (Rusari abi), 1994
Nargess, 1991
Foreign Currency (Pul-e khareji), 1989
Canary Yellow (Zard-e qanari), 1988
Off the Limits (Kharej az mahdudeh), 1987

DOCUMENTARIES

Kahrizak 4 Views (Kahrizak 4 negah ), 2012
I’ll see you Tomorrow Elina ( Farda mibinamet Elina), 2010
We Are Half of Iran’s Population (Ma nimi az jameiat-e Iranim), 2009
Angels of the House of Sun (Hayat khalvate khaneh khorshid), 2009
Persian Carpet (Farsh-e Iran), segment, 2007
Our Times… (Ruzegar-e ma…), ۲۰۰۲
Under the Skin of the City (Zir-e pust-e shahr), 1996
The Last Visit with Iran Daftari (Akharin didar ba Iran Daftari), 1995
To Whom Do You Show These Films? (In filmha ra beh ki neshun midin?), 1994
Spring to Spring (Bahar ta bahar), 1993
The 1992 Report (Gozaresh-e 71), 1992
Centralization (Tamarkoz), 1982
The War Economic Planning (Tadbirha-ye eqtesadi-e jang), 1981
Occupation of Migrant Peasants in the City (Eshteghal-e mohajerin-e rustai dar shahr), 1980
The Culture of Consumption (Farhang-e masrafi), 1979

AWARDS

Special Jury Prize, Kahrizak 4 views ,Dubai film festival ,(UAE), 2012
Prix Henri Langlois, Vincennes International Film Festival (France), 2010
Special Jury Prize, We Are Half of Iran’s Population, The Women’s International Film & Television Showcase (WIFTS) Foundation (USA), 2009
Special Jury Prize & Best Actress, Mainline, Dhaka Film Festival (Pakistan), 2009
Best Screenplay & Best Actress, Mainline, Pyongyang Film Festival (North Korea), 2008
Grand Jury Prize for Best Fiction Film, Mainline. International Women’s Film Festival (Creteil, France), 2008
Achievement in Directing, Mainline, Asia Pacific Screen Awards (Australia), 2007
Best Director & Best Actress, Mainline, Iran Cinema House Awards (Iran), 2007
Best Director & Best Actress, Mainline, Fajr International Film Festival (Iran), 2007
Best Film, Mainline, International City Film Festival (Iran), 2006
Best Film, Mainline, AsiaticaFilmMediale (Rome), 2006
Special Jury Prize, Gilaneh, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival (Spain), 2006
Netpac Award, Gilaneh, Vesoul Asian Film Festival (France), 2006
Golden Lotus Award, Iranian Women Film Directors (Iran), 2006
Best Film & Best Actress, Gilaneh, Kara International Film Festival (Pakistan), 2005
Artistic & Cultural Achievement Award, Kara International Film Festival (Pakistan), 2004
Special Jury Award, Under the Skin of the City, Seattle International Film Festival, 2002
Netpac Award, Our Times…, Locarno International Film Festival, 2002
Netpac Award, Under the Skin of the City, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2001
Holden Award for Best Script, Audience Award, & CinemAvvenire Award for Best Feature Film, Under the Skin of the City, Turin International Festival of Young Cinema, 2001
Special Jury Prize, Under the Skin of the City, Moscow International Film Festival, 2000
Special Jury Award, The May Lady, Fajr International Film Festival, 1998
Honorable Mention, FIPRESCI Award, The May Lady, Montreal International Film Festival, 1998
Prince Claus Prize for Culture and Development (The Netherlands), 1998
“Il Sindaco di Firenze” (Peace and Freedom) Award, City of Florence (Italy), 1998
Best Asian Woman Director, The Blue Veiled, India International Film Festival, 1996
FIPRESCI Award, The Blue Veiled, Thessaloniki Film Festival, 1996
Bronze Leopard, The Blue Veiled, Locarno International Film Festival, 1995
Best Script & Best Supporting Actress, The Blue Veiled, 1994
Best Director & Best Musical Score, Nargess, Fajr International Film Festival, 1991
Best Supporting Actor, Canary Yellow, Fajr International Film Festival, 1988
Best Film, Off the Limits, Comedy Film Festival (Italy), 1987

PROFESSIONAL DISTINCTIONS

Jury Member, Shanghai International Film Festival China), 2012
Jury Member, Dubai International Film Festival (UAE), 2010
Jury Member, Asiatic Film Mediale Festival (Italy), 2010
Master Class, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (USA), 2010
Jury Member, Fribourg Film Festival (Switzerland), 2010
Jury Member, Urban International Film Festival (Iran), 2009
Producer, Heiran, feature-film, Iran, 2009
Producer, Second House, documentary, Iran, 2008
Honorary Doctorate, University of London, 2008
Master Class, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 2008
Master Class, Geneva University of Art & Design (ESBA), 2008
Jury Member, International Documentary Film Festival (Iran), 2007
Jury Member, Police Film Festival (Iran), 2007
Jury Member, Women’s Film Festival (Iran), 2006
Jury Member, Asian Cinema, Fajr International Film Festival (Iran), 2006
Jury Member, Art University Student Festival (Iran), 2005
Director, Sony Young Directors Film Festival (Iran), 2003
Jury Member, Asia Pacific Film Festival (Iran), 2003
Jury Member, Sony Young Directors Film Festival (Iran), 2002
Jury Member, Moscow International Film Festival (Russia), 2002
Jury Member, Cairo International Film Festival, 2002
Jury Member, Fajr International Film Festival, 2001
Jury Member, Montreal International Film Festival, (Canada) 2001
Jury Member, Youth Film Festival (Iran), 2001
Jury Member, Student Film Festival (Iran), 1999
Jury Member, Leipzig International Film Festival, 1999
Jury Member, Tokyo Environmental Festival, 1998
Jury Member, India International Film Festival, 1998
Jury Member, Student Film Festival (Iran), 1997
Jury Member, Locarno International Film Festival, 1996
Jury Member, Turin International Film Festival, 1995
Jury Member, Center for Iranian Film Directors (Iran), 1993
Jury Member, Roshd Film Festival (Iran), 1992
Jury Member, Fajr International Film Festival, 1990

PERSONAL INFORMATION

B.A. in Film Direction, University of Dramatic Arts, Tehran, Iran, 1979
Date of Birth: 1954 (Tehran, Iran)
Email: rbanietemad@gmail.com