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Kaveh Daneshmand

Kaveh DaneshmandBorn in 1982, Kaveh Daneshmand is an Iranian filmmaker based in Prague, Czech Republic. After graduating in film directing, Kaveh co-founded IRAN:CI, the Festival of Iranian Films in Prague, Brno and Bratislava which has been running for 8 editions since 2012. 

He has also served as the member of jury in Zlín Film Festival (2012), Mezipatra Film Festival (2012), Prague Short Film Festival (2014) and Brno 16 Short Film Festival (2018). Kaveh has been active in the field of film as a director, screenwriter and an editor. His short film Occasional Showers (2015) premiered in the 34th edition of Fajr International Film Festival and won the award for the best short film of the year from Iran's Union of Writers and Critics. He as also edited several shorts, documentaries and a miniseries since 2009. He has also finished the production of his latest short film, Alula (2018), which is at the final stages of completion.

At the moment, Kaveh works on the development of his first feature debut, Night of the Whale, which has been supported by the Czech Film Fund for development and has participated in Midpoint feature launch (2017) and Czech Film Springboard (2017). It is at the final stages of script development.

Kaveh also works as the co-writer of Yasmin, a feature film project developed by Morris Stuttard. The project is at the stage of script development.     



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Directing Workshop: Prague Film School
University of Cambridge, CPE
BS – Mining Engineering: IKIU