Abolfazl Attar

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ابوالفضل عطار
M.Abolfazl Attar. Z
Adin(Abolfazl) Attar.jpg
Born (1968 -09-23)23 September 1968
IranMashhad, Iran
Occupation Film director, Actor, Film editor, Screenwriter
Years active 1981-present

Mirza Abolfazl Attar. Z (Persian: ابوالفضل عطار‎) (born September 23, 1968, in Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran) is an Iranian Film Director, Actor, Screenwriter & Editor [1]

Early life[edit]

Abolfazl Attar started learning filmmaking from Dariush Arjmand, in early 1980s.He was an active member of the Iranian Young Cinema Society,[2] in decade 1980s.In 1989, after one year of effort at Iranian Young Cinema Society, he succeeded to change the usual format of 8 mm films, into the 16 mm and 35 mm film-format, by making his 16 mm film titled “A Window To The Alley”.The first film Iranian Young Cinema Society produced which had won many internationals awards, was named “TO THE DUST AGAIN” Directed by Mahdi Bemani Naeini, which Abolfazl Attar had written its scripts. For the first time in Iran, in 1997, in the internal bulletin of Khorasan Script writers Association, he suggested the registration and patent of scripts in cinema; which later on this idea was widely implemented in Iranian Center for Script Writers and The Iranian Alliance of Motion Picture Guilds (House of Cinema).[3] In 2007 he conducted a research project to revise and improve the legal rights of authors and intellectual property owners, and presented it to the Iranian authorities.

Abolfazl Attar & Sid Ganis, President of Oscar Academy 2009. Tehran. Iran


Establisher, Executive Director & Head of Management SETAYESH FILM setayesh film
Union of Iranian Entertainment Companies (UIEC)
The Iranian Alliance of Motion Picture Guilds [4][5]
Iranian Young Cinema Society (IYCS)[2]


Artistic activity started in 1981 with the Theater in Mashhad
Making short films,8 mm, 16 mm and 35 mm
Making Documentary films and video advertising
Teaching filmmaking in Mashhad Young Cinema Society, howze honari & private institutions
Started professional filmmaking in 1993 with TV "This home is far away ".
Collaborate With more than fifty short film, half long, series and movies as:
Screenwriter, consulting, planning, production manager, editing, actor, assistant director & cinematographer.
Member of jury in Film Festival: (Iranian Young Cinema Society) provinces: Khorasan, Gilan, Mazandaran, Semnan.
Writing articles and film criticism in newspapers Khorasan, culture and cinema & soure
Secretary of Scientific, Cultural, Art & Literature Services in newspaper of Gozaresh -e- Rooz

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Films
1988 FOR ALL OF US Screenwriter
1988 TO THE DUST AGAIN Screenwriter
1986 THE BURNED EARTH Screenwriter Director Editor
1986 ROOTS IN DEPTH Screenwriter Director Editor
1987 THE RINGING OF MY BELL Screenwriter Director Editor
1990 WINDOW ON ALLEY Screenwriter Director Production Manager
1999 The Law of Karma [6] Screenwriter Director Line Producer
2008 EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT Screenwriter Director Editor
2010-11 REFERENCE POINT Director
2011 MY DEAR FAMILY (YOUTHFULNESS) [7] Director Co -Editor Line Producer
2011-12 THE LAST RAINY DREAM Director

As an Actor[edit]

Bahman Mofid & Adin(Abolfazl) Attar in Behind the scenes of series "Rough Land" Antalya Turkey 2016

Year Title Role Director Producer
1992 Rainy Night Older brother Majid Hamed Hossein Mahmoudzadeh
2011 The Last rainy dream Police Maj. Adin Attar Hashem Attar
2012 Like Glass University professor Javad Mozdabadi Hossein Hosseini
2012 Once Upon a Time In two roles Abolfazl Ahmadian Mohsen Karami
2015 The testing season Kazem Karimi Navid Torabi Navid Torabi
2016 Roulette Ata Gunesh Mohsen Rabiei GEM TV Turkey-Saeed Karimian
2016 Rough Land Bahram Mohammad Ravandi GEM TV Turkey-Saeed Karimian
2016 Beautiful City Tooraj Jamali Mehdi Mazloumi GEM TV Turkey-Saeed Karimian
2016 Borderline Doctor Parsa Ahmadreza Garshasbi GEM TV Turkey-Saeed Karimian


Year Films Awards Festivals
1987 ROOTS IN DEPTH Best Scriptwriter 2nd Youth Film Festival in Khorassan
1987 THE RINGING OF MY BELL Best Director 2nd Youth Film Festival in Khorassan
1987 THE BURNED EARTH Best Film Editor 2nd Youth Film Festival in Khorassan
1987 ROOTS IN DEPTH Second Prize for the filmscript Fajr Artistic and Cultural Competitions
1988 THE RINGING OF MY BELL Best Scriptwriter 6th Iranian National Youth Film Festival, Tehran
1988 THE RINGING OF MY BELL Candidate of the Best Editor & Director 6th Iranian National Youth Film Festival, Tehran
1989 TO THE DUST AGAIN Best Scriptwriter 7th Iranian National Youth Film Festival, Tehran
1990 TO THE DUST AGAIN Best Film Danobiale International Film festival, Austria (Scriptwriter)
1990 TO THE DUST AGAIN Best Film Eskopie International Film Festival Skopje Film Festival, Yugoslavia (Scriptwriter)
1991 TO THE DUST AGAIN Best Film Igualada International Film Festival, Spain (Scriptwriter)
2000 THE LAW OF KARMA Best Film Youth's Film Festival, Khorassan
2005 THE LAW OF KARMA Best Film Fajr International Film Festival (Khorassan Province), Iran

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