Winner, Achievement in Cinematography, 2012
Born in Iran, Touraj Aslani graduated from Tehran Sooreh University with a degree in graphics and film directing. He began to shoot on 8mm film at the age of 14. Aslani has shot more than a hundred films: Documentaries, Shorts, Animations, Features and Experimental Films, and won Best Cinematography for Bahman Ghobadi’s Rhino Season at the 2012 San Sebastian Film Festival.
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