Curriculum Vitae for Reza Allamehzadeh
DATE OF BIRTH 27 10 1943
ADDRESS Otto Doornenbalweg 20
3738 cw Maartensdijk [The Netherlands]
Telephone: 0346 211756
Mobile: 06 51832034
COURSES [given in different universities and film academies]:
Drama for education;
Making film for children & youth;
New trends in contemporary documentary making;
“Framing the Facts”, two decades of Iranian cinema.
1956 1962 High School
1963 1964 Pedagogic Academy
1966 1969 Academy for Cinema and TV (Master of Art in Film Direction)
1980 1981 Teacher at the Academy for Dramatic Arts (Tehran)
1981 1982 Teacher at the Academy for Film and TV (Tehran)
1985-1987 Script Advisor and Student's projects Supervisor at the International Radio and Television Training centre (The Netherlands)
2000-2001 Course leader (Drama for Education Course) and main TV trainer at the International Radio and Television Training centre (The Netherlands)
2002-2003 Course leader (Documentary Course) and main TV trainer at the International Radio and Television Training centre (The Netherlands). Course (Children film making) at Hollins University, Virginia, United States. Documentary course in International school of cine, Havana, Cuba
2004 TV trainer (International R/TV Training Centre) the Netherlands
2006 Video Production Course at Hollins University, Virginia, United States. TV trainer (International R/TV Training Centre) the Netherlands
LANGUAGE: Persian (mother tongue); English; Dutch; Spanish
FILMS: IN IRAN
1969 "We Just Listen" 16mm. B&W 15 min.
1970 "The Permanent Night", a documentary about blind children, 6mm. B&W 30 min.
1971 "Ghadir", feature length, 35mm. B&W
1972 "The Sacrificed", feature length, B&W 35mm.
1973 "THE Trap", film for children, 35mm. color, 15 min. (Awarded Grand Prix at 12th InternaA¬tional film festival for Children and Youth in Gijon Spain)
1973 "The Witness", children's film, 35mm. color, 30 min.
1979 "Speak up, Turkmen", a documentary about the war betA¬ween Turkmen tribe and Islamic governA¬ment, 16mm. color, 60min.
1980 "The Little Black Wise Fish", a documentary about the life of Samad Behrangi, founder of children's literaA¬ture in Iran,16mm. color, 45 min.
1980 "Stream and Moisture", a documentary about Iran Iraq war, 16mm. color, 60 min.
1981 "Mr. Insurance", children's film, 16mm. color, 20 min.
1982 "The Pattern", children's film, 16mm. color 30 min.
FILMS: IN EUROPE
1986 "A Few Simple Sentences", children's film, 16mm. color, 20min (Awarded as: best short Stockholm 1986, International Immigrant Film Festival; best children's film, Tomar 1987 International Festival of Cinema for Children and Youth; best children's film, the jury of the International Centre of Films for Children and Youth (CIFEJ), International Moscow Film Festival, 1987. VPRO Television.
1988 "The Guests of Hotel Astoria", Feature length, 35mm. color, 108 min. (Selected for Venice, Moscow, Montreal and Chicago Film Festivals). VARA Television.
1989 "The Night After the Revolution", a documentary about Rushdie affaire in the context of the history of Iranian censorship, 16mm. color, 48 min. (Selected for Melbourne and Strasbourg Film Festivals). RVU television.
1990 "A Nation on Two Wheels", a documentary on strong relation between the Dutch and their bikes, 16mm. B&W 28 min. RVU Television.
1990 "We Are Gypsies", a series of three 30 minutes documentary about gypsies in The Netherlands. Color, 16mm, NOS Television.
1992 "But the Shadow Remains" a documentary about the history of crime and punishment in The Netherlands. RVU Television.
1994 "Holy Crime" a documentary about state terrorism. RVU Television.
1994 "Poetry Is An Act", a documentary on 25th anniversary of Poetry International (Rotterdam). RVU Television.
1995 "Teaching Lightness" A documentary on visual handicapped children. RVU television
1996 "Far Away Students" 25 min. Documentary on refugee children.
1996 "The Voice of the Stone" 25 min. Documentary on the Cave Paintings in Spain and France.
1997 "Manuscripts don't Burn" 80 min. Documentary about Russian 4 writers and poets. RVU Television.
1997 "The Surf Is At Rest" 50 min. documentary about suppression of writers in Iran.
2000 “The Trail” 17 min. A documentary on Gypsies and the 2nd. World War
2005 “Mossadegh”, a play that was performed in major European cities (Cologne; Paris; London: Amsterdam; Stockholm; Berlin: Frankfurt; Gothenburg; Copenhagen).
2006 Performance of the play “Mossadegh” in major American and Canadian cities (Los Angeles; Orange County; San Diego; Sacramento; San Jose; Chicago; Atlanta; Washington D.C.; Toronto; Vancouver)
1976 "The Thick Trunk of A Maple tree", collection of short stories.
1977 "The Art of Primitive Man", an inquiry to the origin of art, written for youth.
1979 "The Art of Ancient Civilizations" (The two volume awarded as best books for youth by Children's Book Council Tehran, 1980)
1983 "The Footprint of Deer", a film scenario.
1990 "Illusion of Islamic Cinema in Iran", a research on Iranian cinema after the Islamic revoluA¬tion.
1991 "Tragedy of Pirran", a film scenario.
1992 "The Lock" a collection of short film scripts.
1993 "The Frog" a novel.
1994 "The first hoopoe who had a Crest", a story for youth.
1995 "My Great Secret" a collection of short stories.
1995 "Far From the Fire" a collection of essays on film.
1996 "Bitter Summer" a novel.
1997 "Confidential Travelogue" a survey on KGB literary archive.
1998 “Lalla and My Stepfather” a screenplay on Gypsies
1999 “The Private Album” a novel
2001 “Phoenix’s Testament” a screenplay
2002 “Bittere Zommer” Dutch translation of the novel “The Bitter Summer” published by Van Gennep Publisher.
2005 “Mossadegh” a play
AWARDS AND HONORS
1997 Nominated Human Rights Activist of the Year by Iran Books.
1988 “The Guests of the Hotel Astoria” Feature Length Film selected for Venice, Moscow, Montreal and Chicago Film Festivals.
1987 Best children's film, Tomar 1987 International Festival of Cinema for Children and Youth: A Few Simple Sentences.
Best children's film, the jury of the International Centre of Films for Children and Youth (CIFEJ), International Moscow Film Festival, 1987: “A Few Simple Sentences.”
1986 Best short Stockholm 1986, International Immigrant Film Festival: “A Few Simple Sentences”
1973 Grand Prix Prize at 12th International film festival for Children and Youth in Gijon Spain
West Virginia Twenty Second Annual Colloquium on Racism in Latrature and Film (Oct. 2002)