Morteza Payeshenas

  • Info
  • perm_identity Director Producer Cinematographer Editor
  • account_boxSecretary of IRDFA
    A Member of Recruitment Committee
  • date_range Birth : 09 February 1983
  • school Education : Photography
  • location_city University : University of Art
  • email payeshenas@gmail.com

بیوگرافی Biography

Morteza Payeshenas was a student at Allamah Al-Hilli high school (An academy for gifted students), when the Ravayat-e Fath(Chronicles of Victory) Cinema Conservatory was established in 1997. So at his own request and despite the obstacles he faced, he decided to leave the gifted students’ school to study at Cinema Conservatory.

A year later he made his first short feature film “Dandelion”, at the same school. Dandelion won the best director, the best cinematography and the best movie award in the first round of “Mehr Quest” student competition.

However soon after, the complex and pristine world of documentary movies attracted him and at the same time he studied photography at the University of Art and received a master’s degree as an art student.

His other activities include making teaser, industrial and advertising documentaries and photography.

Morteza Payeshenas joined The Iranian Documentary Filmmakers Association in 2008 and has been elected as one of IRDFA board of directors’ members in current round (13th).

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    Morteza Payeshenas is founding assembly member of the “Tehran Documentary Cinema Directors Guild Association”.

    He was also a member of the selection board in the “8th Iran International Documentary Film Festival”, “Cinema Verite” and the “4th Iran Industrial Film Festival.

    His other works include making the logo Motion of “Shahid Avini Film Festival” and “Iran International Documentary Film Festival (Cinema Verite)”.

awards Awards and Honors
Rain & Bullet Turquoise badge for the Best Film 13th Iran Intl. Documentary Film Festival, Cinema Verite 2019
Rain & Bullet Best Director and Best Editing Award 13th Iran Intl. Documentary Film Festival, Cinema Verite 2019
The Block Machine Best Director Award for the Advertising Movie 5th FARDA Film Festival 2019
Female Signs Nominated for the Best Editing Tokyo Fifth Independent Top Film Festival 2019
Haghighat Cinema Film Festival Teaser Second Prize for the Best Teaser 3rd Industrial Film Festival 2017
Kuweires My Little Homeland Nominated for the best Documentary Film Editing 35th Fajr Film Festival 2016
An Unfinished Film, For My Daughter Somayeh Best Editing Award 2nd Earth Day Film Fest USA 2015
An Unfinished Film, For My Daughter Somayeh Nominated for the Best Documentary Film 8th Iran’s Film Critics and Writers Association Fest 2013
An Unfinished Film, For My Daughter Somayeh Nominated for the Best Documentary Film 13th Moghavemat (Resistance) Film Festival 2013
An Unfinished Film, For My Daughter Somayeh Imad  Mughniyeh Special Prize 13th Moghavemat (Resistance) Film Festival 2013
An Unfinished Film, For My Daughter Somayeh Best Movie Award in the Political Section 7th Iran Intl. Documentary Film Festival, Cinema Verite 2013
Where; We Are Living Nominated for the Best Movie 5th Iran Intl. Documentary Film Festival, Cinema Verite 2011
Where; We Are Living Nominated for The Best Movie Shahid Avini’s Third Grand Prize at (Cinema Verite) Festival 2011
Letter of 1980 November 17 Nominated for the Best Movie 5th Iran Intl. Documentary Film Festival, Cinema Verite 2011
Letter of 1980 November 17 Nominated for The Best Movie Shahid Avini’s Third Grand Prize at (Cinema Verite) Festival 2011
Meeting Behind The Ashraf’s Wall Jury’s Special Appreciation 11th Mogavemat (Resistance) Film Festival 2010
The Patriotism Side Prize Winner Shahid Avini’s Second Grand Prize at (Cinema Verite) Festival 2009
The Patriotism Best Film 2nd Book Film Festival 2008
The Next Day’s Sunset Nominated for the Best Movie in the Islamic Revolution Section 3rd Shahr (City) Film Festival 2008
Mahboubeh Nominated for the Best Movie Javan (Youth) Cinema Association Festival 2000