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Babak Jalali

Babak Jalali

United Kingdom

Scriptwriter, Film Director


FrameWork Participant 2012


Babak Jalali (b. 1978, Iran) has lived mainly in London since 1986. He received an MA in filmmaking from the London Film School in 2005.

His graduation film, Heydar. An Afghan in Tehran, screened at 60 film festivals worldwide and received a BAFTA Best Short Film nomination.

He developed his first feature, Frontier Blues, during his Cannes Film Festival Cinéfondation residence, and shot the film in and around his hometown of Gorgan.

The film premiered at the Locarno Film Festival in 2009.