18839626_10155562227784113_7471252646745645538_oShahin Parhami is an independent filmmaker based in Montreal, Canada. He was born in Shiraz, Iran, and immigrated to Canada in 1988. He pursued film studies and production first at Ottawa’s Carleton University and later at Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Montreal, Canada. He has directed several award-winning feature-length creative documentaries and experimental short films that have been screened at prestigious international film festivals, including Busan International Film Festival, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Montreal New Cinema, Montreal World Film Festival, Moscow International Film Festival, Jilhava International Film festival, Hot Docs, Thessaloniki, San Francisco Asian American Film Festival, FlEXIFF (Australia), Taiwan International Documentary Festival, and Dubai International Film Festival.

His latest feature creative documentaries, Shahrzaad's Tale (2015) and AMIN (2010), competed at APSA (Asian Pacific Screen Awards, the “Asian Oscars”) and they were nominated for the best feature documentary in 2011 and 2016. Parhami’s work has also been showcased in art galleries and universities around the world.


Accomplished author, Shahin Parhami is the sole creative force behind all his film projects, presiding over all the creative elements (writing, cinematography, editing, sound-design,…). Parhami's feature fiction debut, Every Angel is Terrifying –Rilke will be released in 2020.









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