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Esmael Barari

Born in 1965 in the Caspian Sea port of Bandar Anzali, Esmael Barari graduated in filmmaking from Art University. In 1988, his short film, REACTION, won top prize at the first national students film festival of Tehran and the silver plaque at the 1989 Ebensee Festival of Nations. His other short films are NADER'S GIFT (1989) and LONELINESS AND THE CLOD (1990) which was presented in FIPA CAN-91 and received The Golden Butterfly for the Best Film at 5th International Festival of Film and Video for Children and Young Adults. Up to now he has made more than twenty documentary, short film & TV series. In 1991, Barari directed his debut feature, CITY IN THE HANDS OF CHILDREN.
Now he is director of "World Iranian Film Center" and a member of "The Union of Iranian Cinema Producers" and artistic adviser of "ECO Cultural Institute" and a member of international jury of Valencia Film Festival-2007.

Short film credits

Director, Producer


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