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About Me

   Mahmoud Reza Sani(1974-abadan-iran) is an award winning film maker and president of the IBAFF Ibn Arabi Film Festival in spain(2010-2014). He is a writer, producer,director, photographer and actor who has made several short films, documentaries, features and television serials.
In 2000 he founded Arvandan Film Production which specializes in low budget, high caliber documentaries and films often shot under difficult conditions.
  Mahmoud is also considered the 'ambassador' of Cine Pobre, an universal movement created by the esteemed Cuban film maker Humberto Solas. It is an active network of international cooperation that promotes Cine Pobre (poor cinema) production by making high quality low budget independent films. His debut film, Siyamo, a poetic song of peace that tells the search for his beloved in the devastation of a post-Taliban Afghanistan won, the Cesare Zavattini grand prize at the First International Cine Pobre Festival in Gibara, Cuba in 2002. In April 2006 , his film Wild Goose, which depicts the folly of war through two opposing characters, received the special Poverty Zero award from the NGO OIKOS, the sponsor of the film festival. In 2010 Mahmoud served on the jury for the film festival.
Mahmoud holds various workshops throughout the globe to impart his knowledge and experience to those with the desire to learn and a story to tell. In 2010 he founded IMOFIS international film school The International Moving Film School(imofis) is a mobile film school that comes to you and your community to teach you how to use what you already have and how to share your stories through the medium of film. You will learn how to write, shoot and edit your creation for the world to see.

  Mahmoud is also author of and cinematic lessons from abbas kiarostami and key lessons of filmmaking for evryone and etc...books
President of Ibn Arabi Film Festival from 2011-2014(Murcia, Spain)
President of Arvandan Film Production www.arvandanfilm.com
President of IMOFIS Film School
jury member :non budget film festival Cuba 2010
Jury member :carthage film festival Tunisia 2012­
Jury member :Huesca international film festival spain 2013
Jury member: ibaff film festival 2011
Jury member: Social film festival :2005 iran
Jury member: tenerife shorts:spain 2014
president of jury: river film festival . italy 2018
Jury member: international scientse film festival-iran 2015
also author of a day in havana and the children of the sun books.