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Born in Tehran, Iran in 1988, Shauheen Daneshfar is an artist, filmmaker and photographer based between Stockholm and Tehran. Working with analogue material, his works investigate memory, poetic imagery, film and still image and their intersections. His works utilize different materials and tools such as celluloid films, alternative chemical processes or other types of technological devices to achieve a poetic and melancholic aesthetic. He studied photography before joining the Iranian Youth Cinema Society (IYCS) to learn the ins and outs of filmmaking, adding to his knowledge through a cinematography bachelor’s degree at the University of Art in Tehran, he has a master's degree in Film and Media from Stockholm University of the Arts. He co-founded the independent film company Rum Film, based in Stockholm.

Curriculum Vitae

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MFA in Film and Media, The Art of Impact at Stockholm University of the Arts, Stockholm (2022)
BA in Cinema with a focus on Cinematography at The University of Art (2019)
Diploma in Photography at Haft Honar School of Cinema, Karaj (2009)


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A One-year course in Artistic Research, Impact of Research at Stockholm University of the Arts (2023)
A One-Week Filmmaking Course at Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) Dar-al-Fonun Campus (2017)
A Two-Semester Course of Directing in Cinema (Primary to Advance) by Shahram Mokri at Karnameh Art and Cultural Institute (2015)
A Three-Day Course of Experimental Filmmaking by Dr. Ahmad Alasti (2014)
A One-Year Course of filmmaking at Iranian Youth Cinema Society (IYCS) Tehran (2012)

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Photography Exhibition at ETC Solpark, Katrineholm, Sweden (2023)
Installation Exhibition/Exposition Scented Rooms at The Swedish Film Institute, SKH’s Research Center, Stockholm (2022)
Photography Solo Exhibition “Day for Night” at Ag Galerie [Ag Talent] Tehran (2019)
Online Exposition on Cannes Film Festival’s Cinéfondation Like a Good Kid (2018)
Photography Group Exhibitions “Nahal Student Film Festival Competitions (2022), (2019), (2018), (2017)

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Research, Lecture and Publication

Sol-Kissed Bokashi Artistic Research – AWESOME ARARAT, at Stockholm University of the Arts (2023)
VIS Journal for Artistic Research – Scented Rooms on Issue #7 of Memory and Public Space (2023)
Lecture on Analogue Photography at Lomography, Tehran (2020)
Lecture on Still Photography in Theatre and Cinema at Hatch Art house, Tehran (2019)
Interview Article on Still Photography, Padidar Digital Magazine (2018)
Editor/writer of the main essay of the Booklet Noori Betaban on Ali Loghmani’s works, Nahal Film Festival Publication (2018)
Lecturer on utilizing analogue instruments in Astrophotography at TWAN international congress at Amir Kabir University of Technology, Tehran (2017)
Interview Article on Still Photography with 24 Frames News Agency, Tehran (2017)
Editor of the Book Aiine cheragh Khashumi Nist on Ali Hatami’s works, Nahal Festival Publication (2015)
Interview Article “Saba Cinematic Newspaper” on student film festivals (2015)
Interview “Irna News Agency” on experimental and independent filmmaking (2014)


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Film Directing

Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer and Editor: “Scented Rooms” (2023) Selected for Rotterdam International Film Festival 2023 Shor and mid-length program
Writer, Producer and Director: “Devoted to Light” documentary short (2019) Screened at commemorate ceremony of professor Ali Loghmani (DOP), University of Art, Tehran
Writer, Producer and Director: “Without Even” Silent Experimental Short (2015) In competition of short films at the 11th Nahal Student Short film Festival, In competition of Experimental short films at the 31st Tehran International Short Film Festival, and the 1st Globe International Silent Film Festival 

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Cinema Still Photography

Feature Film Still Photography
The Termite Experimental (2020) Selected for the 37th International Fajr Film Festival
Finding Farideh documentary (2018) Entry of Iranian cinema for Oscar Academy 2020
Short Film Still Photography
This is not a Show (2022) Winner of the best still photography 18th Nahal student film festival
All the Time (2020) Official Selection of Busan film festival 2020
The Third Person (2019) Best short film at 16th Nahal International Student Short Film Festival
Better Than Neil Armstrong (2019) Best drama Short at Southport Film Festival, England
Like A Good Kid (2018) Official Selection of “Cinefondation” at the 71th Cannes Film Festival
You’re Still Here (2018) Participated in several International film festivals
Lunch Time (2017) Official selection of “Golden Palm” at the 70th Cannes Film Festival
America (2017) Winner of best film at the 20th Diamond Screen Film and Media Arts Festival
Frequency (2014) Nominated for the best experimental film, Nahal Student Film Festival
Madness (2016) Selected by Nahal Student Film Festival, fiction films section
The Passer (2014) Winner of “Desire and hope” prize form the 33rd Tehran International Film Festival
Vow in the Sludge (2013), Crowded City (2012) 

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Theatre Photography

Voicelessness (2019) Tehran
The Maids (2019) Tehran
Secretly from Tehran (2018) Tehran
Beckett repertoire (2016) Tehran
Mountain Language (2015) Tehran
Asylum (2015) Tehran
We came, you weren’t there, we left (2012) Tehran
One Minute Silence (2010) Tehran

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Filmform The Art film and video archive (2023-)
Community of Silent Filmmakers CSF (2016-)
84 Theatre Group (2015-)
Nahal Student Film Festival Academy (2015-)
Iranian Youth Cinema Society IYCS (2012-)


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115 38 Stockholm


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+98 935 431 8933


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