Salem Salavati

Salem Salavati

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Salem Salavati was born in 1975 in Kurdistan, Iran. He is an Iranian film director, scriptwriter and cinematographer. He started his cinematography work in 1989. He has since directed 11 short films and 3 documentaries. He has also been the director of photography for 4 feature films and over 30 short films. His significant films are The Departure Time (2011), The Last Winter (2013-2014) and his third film, which is currently in post-production. Pale Mirrors has won awards at the Middle East Now Film Festival in Italy, the Best OFF award in Denmark, and in 2016 he won the Honorable Mention Trophy at the Sound & Image Challenge International Festival in Macau.

Salem has won over 75 foreign film awards and in Iran several feature and short film awards including: best movie, direction, script and cinematography.