Babak Jalali

United Kingdom


Babak Jalali was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Short Film 2006 for his short “Heydar, An Afghan in Tehran”. His first feature film “Frontier Blues” was developed at the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence 2007, it premiered in Competition at the Locarno Festival 2009 and won the FIPRESCI Award in New Directors at the San Francisco International Film Festival 2010. In 2016, his second feature film “Radio Dreams” won the Hivos Tiger Award at the IFFR, received the Special Jury Mention at the Seattle International Film Festival and was awarded Best Director at the Andrei Tarkovsky Film Festival. His latest feature film “Land” was developed within TorinoFilmLab’s FrameWork 2012 (now FeatureLab), where it won a TFL Production Award. It had its world premiere at Berlinale Panorama 2018. His credits as a producer include the feature films “White Shadow” by Noaz Deshe, “Short Skin” by Duccio Chiarini and “Tehran: City of Love” by Ali Jaberansari.

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