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Native name
داریوش شکوف

Daryush Shokof



Artist, Filmmaker

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Years active
1990s - present

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Full Name
Ali Reza Shokoufandeh

June 25, 1954 (age 69) (
Tehran, Iran

Shahla Sahraie, Mohammad Ali Shokoufandeh

Iran Zendan, Hitler's Grave, Seven Servants, Asudem, Breathful

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Daryush Shokof (Persian: داریوش شکوف, born 1954) is an Iranian artist, film director, writer, and film producer based in Germany.


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He was born as Ali Reza Shokoufandeh on June 25, 1954 in Tehran, Iran. Shokof graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a degree in Physics and Mathematics. Shokof received an MBA from University of Dallas in Texas. He also studied art and film at New York University.

Visual art

Shokof first exhibited his artwork in gallery Maerz in Germany in 1984 and has exhibited in Germany, Italy and USA.


Shokof made his first movie, a short experimental film called Angels are Wired, in 1991. Since then he has made over 25 short and feature-length films and has written over 50 film scripts, some of which he made into movies himself.

Alleged kidnapping

Shokof claimed that he was kidnapped by four terrorists in the city of Cologne, Germany, in late May 2010, and was kept for over twelve days in the hands of four Arabic-speaking men. German police denied his statement and told the press that this story was not verifiable, and might have been staged to attract attention.


This filmography includes only films listed in IMDb.


  • New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) Los Angeles, July 2011
  • Best Director of a Feature Film – for Hitler’s Grave
  • New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, Los Angeles, March 2007
  • Award for Best International Director - category feature for: Breathful (2007)
  • New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, Winter 2000
  • Feature Film Award for Best Experimental Film - Tenussian Vacuvasco (2000)
  • Locarno International Film Festival 1996
  • Nominated for Golden Leopard for: Seven Servants (1996)
  • References

    Daryush Shokof Wikipedia

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