Mohammad Atebbai is a film producer and distributor and Head of Iranian Independents, which markets and promotes Iranian films internationally. He was in charge of screening Iranian films at international festivals and events at Farabi Cinema Foundation for eight years before forming Iranian Independents in 1997. He acted as Director of International Affairs for Khaneh Cinema for two years; was Senior Editor of Film International from 1997–2001; and is a journalist and member of the Iranian Society of Film Critics and Writers. He is author of the book International Presentation of Iranian Cinema: 1979–2004; was producer and associate producer involved in the co-production and fundraising for Iranian films including Jafar Panahi’s The Circle (1999); is the Iranian member of the European Documentary Network (EDN); and a representative of NETPAC (Network for Promotion of Asian Cinema) in Iran.
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