Mahmoud Shoolizadeh

Writer | Director | Special Effects
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KNOWN FOR 
Noora (2003) | The Prisoner (2013) | The Debt (2014)
ETHNICITY *
Caucasian | Middle Eastern
WORK HISTORY *
Theater | Radio | Commercial | Film | Television  Less
JOB TYPES *
Wardrobe | Lighting | Special Effects | Directing | Camera Operation | Editing | Casting | Writing | Cinematography | Producing | Visual Effects | Acting | Costumes | Sound | Production  Less
CITIZENSHIP *
United States (with valid passport) (Authorized to work in United States)
UNPAID WORK *
Willing to work unpaid
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Past Film & Video (6 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for The LoverThe Lover Set Designer, Art Director, Costume Designer, Director, Editor, Producer, Production Designer, Production Manager, Set Decorator, Sound Editor, Sound Mixer, Special Effects, Visual Effects, Writer (story), Writer  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for DaddyDaddy Set Designer, Art Director, Costume Designer, Director, Editor, Producer, Production Designer, Production Manager, Set Decorator, Sound Editor, Special Effects, Visual Effects, Writer (story), Writer  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The DebtThe Debt (Short) Set Designer, Art Director, Costume Designer, Director, Editor, Producer, Production Designer, Production Manager, Set Decorator, Sound Editor, Special Effects, Visual Effects, Writer  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The PrisonerThe Prisoner (Short) Set Designer, Art Director, Director, Editor, Special Effects, Writer (story)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for NooraNoora Director, Writer  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for The Paper BrideThe Paper Bride Actor  Less 1996
Self (1 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for CinerockomCinerockom (TV Series) Himself - Sapphire Award Winner 'The Prisoner' ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014

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FilmCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • The Lover * – Director, Producer, Editor and Co-Writer Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
  • Daddy * – Director, Producer, Editor and Co-Writer Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
  • The Debt * – Director, Producer, Editor and Co-Writer Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
  • The Prisoner * – Director, Editor and Writer (story) Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
  • Falcon's Blood Diamond * – Director and Cinematographer Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
  • Homeless * – Director, Producer, Editor and Writer Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
  • A Man Called Brian * – Director, Producer, Editor and Writer Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
  • Noora * – Director and Writer Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
  • Studying in the Modern World * – Director, Producer and Writer Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
  • Culture and Scientific treasuries * – Director and Writer Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
  • Nations Cultures * – Director and Writer Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
  • Religious Toolmaker * – Director, Producer and Writer Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
  • The World Intellectuals * – Director and Writer Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
  • The Textbooks * – Director, and Writer Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
  • One Land, Five Nations * – Director, and Writer Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
  • A City Surrounded by Mountains * – Director, and Writer Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
  • The noon of the 10th Day * – Director, Producer and Writer Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
  • The Bitter Dawn * – Director, Producer and Writer Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
  • Green faces, Burnt bodies * – Director, Producer and Writer Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
  • End * – Director, Producer and Writer Mahmoud Shoolizadeh

Education (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FORMAL EDUCATIONYEARCITY/STATE
  • Tehran University * – M.A. Cultural Affairs Management
  • Tehran University * – B.A degree in Film Production and Film Directing

Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

EVENTYEAR
  • The Kids Film Festival, Madrid, Spain, 2016 * – Award as the Best Feature film for Kids for the film "Daddy" 2016
  • The Kids Film Festival, Madrid, Spain, 2016 * – Award as the Best Director for the film "Daddy" 2016
  • Toronto World International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, December 2015 * – Award as the Best USA Film for the film "Daddy" 2015
  • Phoenix International Film Festival", Melbourn, Australia, November 2015 * – Award as the Best feature Film for the film "Daddy" 2015
  • Global Independent Film Awards, 2015 * – Award as the Best Production Design for the film "Daddy" 2015
  • Global Independent Film Awards, 2015 * – Award as the Best Feature Film for the film "Daddy" 2015
  • Global Independent Film Awards, 2015 * – Award as the Best Drama Award for the film "Daddy" 2015
  • Global Independent Film Awards, 2015 * – Award as the Best Screenplay Award for the film "Daddy" 2015
  • Flagler International Film Festival, 2015 * – Award as the Best 10th Voyage Studios Award for the film "The Debt" 2015
  • 15th Moondance International Film Festival, 2014 * – Award as the Best Film Award for the film "The Debt" 2014
  • Indie Fest USA International Film Festival, 2013 * – Honorable Mention Jury Award fot the film "The Prisoner" 2013
  • Hollywood Cinerockom International Film Festival, 2013 * – Award as the Best short fiction film for the film "The prisoner" 2013
  • 2nd IRIB Foreign Bureaux Film Festival, 2005 * – Award as the Best IRIB Foreign Bureaux Film for the film "A Man Called Brien" 2005
  • 4th Cima Film Festival * – Award as the Best Director for the film "Noora" 2006
  • 2nd TV Production of IRIB Foreign Bureaux * – Award as the Best Film for the film "Noora" 2003
  • 3rd Azra Film Festival * – Award as the Best Film for the film "Noora" 2003
  • International Children and Youth Film Festival * – Award as the Best Screenplay for the film "Noora" 2001

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

Festival Participations
  • * International Film Festival:

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    ****************************** Feature Film "Daddy":

    26 - "Reykjavik World International Film Festival", Reykjavik, Iceland, April 2016

    25 - "Florida Movie Festival", Casselberry, FL, USA, March 2016

    24 - "Coastal Georgia Film Alliance Filmfest", St. Marys, GA, USA, Feb 2016

    23 - "The Kids Film Festival", Madrid, Spain, May 2016

    22 - "High Desert International Film Festival", Nevada, USA, May 2016

    21 - "Hong Kong world Film Festival", Hong Kong, December, 2015

    20 - "The Strange Film Awards", USA, November 2015

    19 - "Singapore World International Film Festival", Singapore, April 2016

    18 - "Barcelona Planet Film Festival", Barcelona, Spain, December 2015

    17 - "CineFest Global Film Festival", Houston, USA, November 2015

    16 - "Melbourn World International Film Festival", Melbourn, Australia, December 2015

    15 - "Tampa Bay Underground International Film Festival", Tampa, USA, December 2015

    14 - "Phoenix International Film Festival", Melbourn, Australia, November 2015

    13 - "Toronto World International Film Festival", Toronto, Canada, December 2015

    12 - "CinemAvvenire Film Festival", Rome, Italy, "Daddy", December 2015

    11 - "Kinolit Film Festival, Moscow", Russia, "Daddy", November 2015

    10 - "World International Film Festival", USA, "Daddy", November 2015

    9 - "Red Dirt International Film Festival", Stillwater, OK, USA, "Daddy", October 2015

    8 - "Switzerland Indie Film Festival", Switzerland, "Daddy", October 2015

    7 - "Jerome Indie International Film & Music Festival", Temple, Arizona, USA, "Daddy", September 2015

    6 - "Miami Independent Film Festival", Miami, FL, USA, "Daddy", September 2015

    5 - "Brasov International Film Festival", Brasov, Romania, "Daddy", September 2015

    4 - "Los Angeles CineFest Film Festival", LA, California, USA, "Daddy", August 2015

    3 - "The Boonies International Film Festival", Pennsylvania, USA, "Daddy", August 2015

    2 - "Portland Rising International Film Festival", Portland, Oregon, USA, "Daddy", August 2015

    1 - "Global Independent Film Awards", LA, California, USA, "Daddy" July 2015

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    ****************************** Fiction Film "The Debt":

    17- Gwinnett Center International Film Festival, Duluth, Georgia, USA, The Debt, July–August 2015

    16- Rendezvous Film Festival, Amelia Island, Florida, USA, The Debt, June 2015

    15- The People's Film Festival, New York, USA, The Debt, May 2015

    14- WideScreen Film & Music Video Festival, Miami, Florida, USA, The Debt, February 2015

    13- North Carolina "First in Aviation" State's Global Film Festival , North Carolina, USA, The Debt, Jan 2015

    12- Jumpthecut International Film Festival, Singapore, The Debt, Jan 2015

    11- Flagler International Film Festival, Palm Coast, Florida, USA, The Debt, Jan 2015

    10- Borrego Springs International Film Festival, Borrego Springs, California, USA, The Debt, Jan 2015

    9- Atlas & Aeris International Magazine of Independent Film, New York City, USA, The Debt, Jan 2015

    8- Oregon Underground International Film Festival, Oregon, USA, The Debt, Nov 2014

    7- Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival, Houston, TX, USA, The Debt, Oct 2014

    6- CineFest Global International Film Festival, USA, shown in 10 Cities in USA and 10 Countries, The Debt, Oct 2014

    5- 15th Moondance International Film Festival, Boulder, Colorado, USA, The Debt, Sept 2014

    4- Mount Vernon International Film Festival, New York, USA, The Debt, Sept 2014

    3- Golden Orchid International Film Festival, State University, Pennsylvania, USA, The Debt, Sept 2014

    2- UnderFunded International Film Festival, Provo, Utah, USA, The Debt, Sept 2014

    1- Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, Vancouver, WA, USA, The Debt, Aug 2014

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    ****************************** Fiction Film "The Prisoner":

    12- Lucerne International Film Festival, Switzerland, The Prisoner, Oct 2014

    11- Amelia Island International Film Festival, FL, USA, The Prisoner, Feb 2014

    10- Hong Kong Cinerockom International Film Festival, Hong Kong The Prisoner, Dec 2013

    9- Hollywood Cinerockom International Film Festival, CA, LA, USA, The Prisoner, Oct 2013

    8- East Lansing International Film Festival, MI, USA, The Prisoner, Nov 2013

    7- Red Dirt International Film Festival, OK, USA, The Prisoner, Oct 2013

    6- Indie Fest USA International Film Festival, CA, USA, The Prisoner, Oct 2013

    5- Laughlin International Film Festival, NV, USA, 'The Prisoner, Oct 2013

    4- Vagrant International Film Festival, Minsk, Belarus, The Prisoner, Sep 2013

    3- Trinity International Film Festival, MI, USA, The Prisoner, Sep 2013

    2- Montreal World International Film Festival, Canada, 'The Prisoner, Aug 2013

    1- Gwinnett International Film Festival, GA, USA, The Prisoner, Jun, 2013

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    ****************************** Fiction Film "Falcon's Blood Diamond":

    48 Hour Film Project Film Festival in Jacksonville, USA, with the film Falcon's Blood Diamond, July 2010,

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    ****************************** Documentary Film "A man called Brian":

    Arizona International Film Festival in USA, with the film A man called Brian, April 2005,

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    ****************************** Feature Film "Noora":

    18- Zlin International Film Festival in Czech republic, with the fiction film Noora, June 2004

    17- East Lansing International Film Festival in USA, with the fiction film Noora, March 2004

    16- Stuttgart International Film Festival in Germany, with the fiction film Noora, Jan 2004

    15- International Children and Young Film Festival in Argentina with the fiction film Noora, 2003

    14- Auburn Film Festival in Australia, with the fiction film Noora, 2003

    13- International Film Festival in Tunisia, with the fiction film Noora, Dec 2003

    12- International Film Festival in Turkey, with the fiction film Noora, Dec 2003

    11- Olympia International Film Festival in Greece, with the fiction film Noora, Dec 2003

    10- Olou International Film Festival in Finland, with the fiction film Noora, Nov 2003

    9- Foyle International Film Festival in Britain, with the fiction film Noora, Nov 2003

    8- Cork International Film Festival in Ireland, with the fiction film Noora, Oct 2003

    7- Golden Elephant International Film Festival in India, with the fiction film Noora, Nov 2003

    6- Flanders International Film Festival in Belgium, with the fiction film Noora, Oct 2003

    5- Cairo International Film Festival in Egypt, with the fiction film Noora, Oct 2003

    Open Air International Film Festival in Germany, with the fiction film Noora, Aug 2003

    4- Karlovy Vary International film festival in Czech republic, with the fiction film Noora, July 2003

    3- Durham International Film Festival in Britain, with the fiction film Noora, June 2003

    2- Taormina International Film Festival in Italy, with the fiction film Noora, prize winner as the best film for the audience, June 2003

    1- Arizona International Film Festival in USA, with the fiction film Noora, April 2003,

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    ****************************** Fiction Film "Religious Toolmaker":

    Kraków International Documentary Film Festival in Poland, with the Religious Toolmaker, and candidate for the best documentary film, April 2002

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    ****************************** National Film Festival Participations in Iran:

    14- Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran, with the documentary film A man called Brian, 2005

    13- 2nd Festival of TV production of IRIB, Foreign Bureoux, in Tehran, with the documentary film A man called Brian, 2004

    12- The 4th Cima Film Festival (Iran TV) in Tehran with the fiction film Noora, 2003

    11- Azra Film Festival in Tehran with the fiction film Noora, 2003

    10- Great Festival of Iranian Cinema in Tehran with the fiction film Noora, 2002

    9- Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran, with the fiction film Noora, 2002

    8- International Youth Film Festival in Isfahan with the fiction film Noora, 2002

    7- Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran, as the main actor in the fiction film The Puppet Bride directed by Hojatollah Seifi, 1995

    6- Short Film Festival in Isfahan, with the fiction film The noon of the 10th Day, 1991

    5- The First Short Films Festival in Tehran, with the film One Land, Five Nations, Candidate for the best documentary film and best photography, 1990

    4- Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran, as Script boy and Director’s assistant in the fiction film Anjelika Ship directed by Mohammad Bozorgnia, 1990

    3- Holly Defence Film Festival in Tehran, with the fiction film Green faces, Burnt bodies,1986

    2- Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran, as the main actor in the fiction film The Lover of Koochak, Directed by Farrokh Ansari,1985

    1- Youth Short Film Festival with the film End and Green faces, Burnt bodies, candidate for the best documentary for Green faces, Burnt bodies, 1985
All Awards and Nominees
  • * *
    ****************************** Feature Film "Daddy":

    38 - Award for the "Best Director" at "The Kids Film Festival", Madrid, Spain, May 2016

    37 - Award for the "Best Feature Film for Kids" at "The Kids Film Festival", Madrid, Spain, May 2016

    36 - Award of Gold Medal for the Best Oreginal Score at "Annual Global Independent Film Awards", 2016, USA

    35 - Nominee for the Best Screenplay at "Annual Global Independent Film Awards", 2016, USA

    34 - Nominee for the Best Picture Faith at "Florida Movie Festival", March 2016, FL, USA

    33 - Nominee for the Best Feature Film at "Florida Movie Festival", March 2016, FL, USA

    32 - Award for the "Best American Film" for the Feature film "Daddy" at Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, Dec 2015

    231 - Award for the "Best feature Film" for the Feature film "Daddy" at Phoenix International Film Festival, Melbourn, Australia, Nov 2015

    30 - Award for the "Best Lead Actress" for the Feature film "Daddy" at Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival, Tampa, FL, USA, Dec 2015

    29 - Award for the the "Best Feature Film" at Global Independent Film Awards, July 2015, USA

    28 - Award for the "Best Drama" at Global Independent Film Awards, July 2015, USA

    27 - Award for the "Best Screenplay" at Global Independent Film Awards, July 2015, USA

    26 - Award for the "Best Original Score" at Global Independent Film Awards, July 2015, USA

    25 - Award for the "Best Cinematography" at Global Independent Film Awards, July 2015, USA

    24 - Award for the "Best Production Design" at Global Independent Film Awards, July 2015, USA

    23 - Award for the "Best Lead actor" at Brasov International Film Festival, September 2015, Brasov, Romania

    22 - Finalist for the "Best Screenplay" at the Moondance International Film Festival, CO, USA, 2015

    21 - Nominee for the Best Lead Actress at "Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival", December 2015, Tampa, FL, USA

    20 - Nominee for the Best Feature Film at Phoenix Film Festival Melbourn, November 2015, Melbourne, Austrailia

    19 - Nominee for the "Best Film" at Brasov International Film Festival, September 2015, Brasov, Romania

    18 - Nominee for the "Best Director" at Brasov International Film Festival, September 2015, Brasov, Romania

    17 - Nominee for the "Best Screenplay" at Brasov International Film Festival, September 2015, Brasov, Romania

    16 - Nominee for the "Best Art Direction" at Brasov International Film Festival, September 2015, Brasov, Romania

    15 - Nominee for the "Best Lead Actor" at Brasov International Film Festival, September 2015, Brasov, Romania

    14 - Nominee for the "Best Lead Actress" at Brasov International Film Festival, September 2015, Brasov, Romania

    13 - Nominee for the "Best Cinematographer" at Brasov International Film Festival, September 2015, Brasov, Romania

    12 - Nominee for the "Best Original Music Score" at Brasov International Film Festival, September 2015, Brasov, Romania

    11 - Nominee for the "Best Feature Film" at Global Independent Film Awards, July 2015, USA

    10 - Nominee for the "Best Independent Film" at Global Independent Film Awards, July 2015, USA

    9 - Nominee for the "Best Drama" at Global Independent Film Awards, July 2015, USA

    8 - Nominee for the "Best Production Design" at Global Independent Film Awards, July 2015, USA

    7 - Nominee for the "Best Screenplay" at Global Independent Film Awards, July 2015, USA

    6 - Nominee for the "Best Cinematography" at Global Independent Film Awards, July 2015, USA

    5 - Nominee for the "Best Lead Actor" under 18 at Global Independent Film Awards, July 2015, USA

    4 - Nominee for the "Best lead Actress" under 18 at Global Independent Film Awards, July 2015, USA

    3 - Nominee for the "Best Original Score" at Global Independent Film Awards, July 2015, USA

    2 - Nominee for the "Best Hair & Make-up" at Global Independent Film Awards, July 2015, USA

    1 - Nominee for the "Best Costumes" at Global Independent Film Awards, July 2015, USA

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    ****************************** Fiction Film "The Debt":

    8- Award for Best Film at 15th "Moondance International Film Festival," Boulder, Colorado, USA, Sept 2014

    7- Award for Best Female Actor at 15th "Moondance International Film Festival", Boulder, Colorado, USA, Sept 2014

    6- Award for Best 10th Voyage Studios at the "Flagler International Film Festival", Palm Coast, Florida, USA, January 2015

    5- Award for Best Supporting Actress at the North Carolina "First in Aviation" State's Global Film Festival, January 2015, North Carolina, USA

    4- Award for Best Child Actor at North Carolina "First in Aviation" State's Global Film Festiva, January 2015, North Carolina, USA

    3- Nominee for Best Drama at the "Flagler International Film Festival", Palm Coast, Florida, USA, January 2015

    2- Nominee for Best Film in Florida at the "Flagler International Film Festival", Palm Coast, Florida, USA, January 2015

    1- Nominee for Best Ensemble Cast at the "Flagler International Film Festival", Palm Coast, Florida, USA, January 2015

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    ****************************** Fiction Film "The Prisoner":

    5- Award for Best short fiction film at Hollywood Cinerockom International Film Festival, October 2013

    4- Award for Best Supporting Actor at Hollywood Cinerockom International Film Festival, October 2013

    3- Honorable Mention Jury Award at Indie Fest USA International Film Festival, October 2013

    2- Nominee for the Best Lead Actor at the Red Dirt International Film Festival, OK, USA, Oct 2013

    1- Nominee for the Best Supporting Lead Actor at the Red Dirt International Film Festival, OK, USA, Oct 2013

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    ****************************** Documentary Film "A Man Called Brian":

    1- Award for Best Director of documentary films, at 2nd Festival of TV production of IRIB, Foreign Bureoux - Tehran - August 2004

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    ****************************** Feature Film "Noora":

    7- Award for Best Feature Film, award of the audience; at 49th International Film Festival of Taormina in Italy - June 2003

    6- Award for Best Feature Film; at third Azra Film Festival - Tehran - October 2003

    5- Award for Best Director, at the fourth Cima Festival (Iran TV) - Tehran - October 2003

    4- Award for Best Music, at the sixth Iran Cinema Film Festival - Tehran - September 2002

    3- Award for Best Set Design, at the sixth Iran Cinema Film Festival - Tehran - September 2002

    2- Award for Best Child Actress, at 16th International Children and Youth Film Festival - Isfahan - October 2001

    1- Award for Best Script and Special Appreciation, at 16th International Children and Youth Film Festival - Isfahan - October 2001

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Biography
  • * Mahmoud Shoolizadeh is a film director and screenwriter, and has been the recipient of several awards, including Best Film for, Noora, at the 49th Taormina International Film Festival, Italy in June 2003. He has been a judge as part of various film festival panel of jurors nationally and internationally including in Gwinnett Center International Film Festival in Duluth Georgia, Amelia Island International Film Festival in Florida, Startfest Film Festival in Orlando Florida, Red Dirt International Film Festival in Stillwater Oklahoma, 48 Hour Film Project in Jacksonville Florida, and WideScreen Film & Music Video Festival.

    His major activities include directing documentaries, short films and movies. Beside directing, producing and editing films, he also undertakes writing the scripts and he researches his films. He is now preparing research materials for a new film script.

    Shoolizadeh has played the leading roles in movies such as The Lover of Koochak and The Puppet Bride.

    Shoolizadeh was part of the directing team for the movie Anjelika Ship; and has written several movie scenarios including Poet of Life and Love (2009), My Homeland (2008), Forgotten (2007), The Migration of Love (2004), and Noora (2001).
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