Filmmaker / Producer
Award-winning filmmaker/producer Kiarash Anvari's feature debut as a writer/director/producer, The Pot and The Oak, premiered in the Bright Future Competition section of the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2017, where it's been nominated for the Bright Future Award, FIPRESCI award, and Netpac award. The film was also nominated for the FIPRESCI Award in the Debuts section of the 2017 Jerusalem Film Festival and won the Outstanding Feature Award at the 2019 ReelWorld Toronto Film Festival. As part of its long collaboration with filmmaker Sadaf Foroughi, Anvari also produced and edited AVA, Foroughi's feature debut, which premiered at TIFF 2017 and won the FIPRESCI award in the Discovery section and received an honorable mention as Best Canadian First Feature. AVA was named one of TIFF's Top Ten Canadian Films of 2017 and nominated for eight major awards at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards, including two nominations for Best Achievement in Editing and Best Picture.
Anvari recently produced and edited Sadaf Foroughi's second feature film, Summer With Hope, which won the Crystal Globe Grand Prix at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2022. Summer With Hope also earned Anvari a Best Motion Picture nomination at this year's Canadian Screen Awards. He obtained his master's degree in film studies at the University of Provence Aix- Marseille. In 2004, he was selected to participate in the Berlinale Talent Campus and the residency program for young artists at the Berlin Academy of Arts (Akademie der Künste).