Jamshid Mahmoudi was born in 1983 in Afghanistan. He was barely one-year-old when his family sought refuge in Pakistan, and then later in lran. After graduating high school, he passed the entrance exam for Tehran’s University of Art, but preferred to work with his older brother, Navid, who is a film producer. He was an assistant director in television and theatrical features before directing his first TV film in 2008 and three more after that. In 2012, he directed his first feature, A few Cubic Meters of Love, inspired by a true story that took place in Kabul. The film was selected to represent Afghanistan in the Best Foreign Language Film category of the Academy Awards® in 2014 and it screened at over 30 international festivals and won eight awards. In 2016, he worked as the scriptwriter, the producer and editor of the feature film named Parting directed by his brother. In 2019, he completed his second film as writer and director called Rona, Azim’s Mother for which he was nominated for an APSA.

Accolades

Jamshid Mahmoudi and Navid Mahmoudi
Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2019

Rona, Azim’s Mother (Rona, Madar-e Azim)

Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2019

Rona, Azim’s Mother (Rona, Madar-e Azim)

Azim is an Afghan refugee who works at the municipality at night and lives in Tehran along with his family. Being the head of the…

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Films

Rona, Azim’s Mother
2018

Rona, Azim’s Mother (Rona, Madar-e Azim)

Islamic Republic of Iran, Afghanistan
2018

Rona, Azim’s Mother (Rona, Madar-e Azim)

Azim is an Afghan refugee who works at the municipality at night and lives in Tehran along with his family. Being the head of the…

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