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Kaweh Modiri

Kaweh Modiri

Netherlands

Scriptwriter, Film Director

TFL

ScriptLab - original Participant 2017

biography

Kaweh Modiri (1982) is a Dutch artist, filmmaker and writer of Iranian descent. In 2010 he graduated from the Image & Language Department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.
His graduation film "My burglar and I" is a true story about an artist who stalks his burglar over a period of a year and proclaims him to be the protagonist of his new film. The film had it's world première during the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011 and was awarded the René Coelho Award from the Dutch Institute for Media Art.
In April 2012 he published his debut novel "Mr. Sadek and Others" at publishing house Thomas Rap. The novel was nominated on the longlist for the Academica Literature Award.
His feature film "BODKIN RAS" had it's world premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016 and was awarded the prestigious FIPRESCI award by the association of International Film Critics. Later the film was again awarded the FIPRESCI Award at the Viennale. The film has it's American premiere during the SXSW festival 2016 in Austin Texas. Recently his tv film "Faces " was selected for production for Dutch public broadcaster NTR.