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Rouzbeh Rashidi

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Nationality  Iranian
Role  Filmmaker
Name  Rouzbeh Rashidi
Years active  2000–present
Occupation  Filmmaker

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Born  December 23, 1980 (1980-12-23) Tehran, Iran
Movies  He, Closure of Catharsis, Reminiscences of Yearning

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Rouzbeh Rashidi (Persian: روزبه رشیدی; born 23 December 1980 – Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian avant-garde filmmaker associated with the Remodernist film movement.


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Rouzbeh Rashidi studied Media at Dublin Institute of Technology, and founded the Experimental Film Society in Tehran in 2000.

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Experimental Film Society

Rouzbeh Rashidi archived and produced films by EFS members; he arranged, curated and presented screenings and online hosting (EFS Video Archive) of these works. He also conceived and produced the EFS portmanteau feature film The Last of Deductive Frames and the EFS sound project Cinema Cyanide.

Members of EFS include: Rouzbeh Rashidi (founder), Bahar Samadi, Jann Clavadetscher, Kamyar Kordestani, Michael Higgins, Hamid Shams Javi, Dean Kavanagh, Esperanza Collado and Jason Marsh. Maximilian Le Cain is an honorary member.

Past Collaborators include Pouya Ahmadi, Mohammad Nick Dell, Mahdi Safarali, Navid Salajegheh, Behzad Haki and Ali Vakilian.

Homo Sapiens Project

Homo Sapiens Project is an ongoing series of personal experimental video works by Rouzbeh Rashidi initiated in August 2011 for both online and screen context.

Remodernist film movement

In January 2010 Rashidi joined the Remodernist film movement. Remodernist film developed in the United States and the United Kingdom in the early 21st century with ideas related to those of the international art movement Stuckism and its manifesto, Remodernism. Key figures are Harris Smith and Jesse Richards. On August 27, 2008, Jesse Richards published a 15 point Remodernist Film Manifesto, calling for a "new spirituality in cinema", use of intuition in filmmaking, as well as describing the remodernist film as being a "stripped down, minimal, lyrical, punk kind of filmmaking". In late August, 2009, an International Alliance of Remodernist Filmmakers was started by Jesse Richards in order to promote discussion and collaboration amongst those following the manifesto.

The Australian film magazine Filmink announced Rashidi's participation in a compilation feature film by the Remodernist film movement in February 2010.

Rouzbeh Rashidi left the Remodernist film movement in late 2011.

Rouzbeh Rashidi’s resume with Remodernist film:

  • Two of Rouzbeh Rashidi's short films Grey (2008) and Now & Forever (2008) was picked by Jesse Richards for the short films of Remodernist film.
  • An article about Remodernist film & Jesse Richards was published on 17 August 2010 in Shargh Newspaper (Iran) by Kamyar Kordestani & with the help of Rouzbeh Rashidi.
  • Remodernist film manifesto was translated into Persian language by Kamyar Kordestani, Reza Radbeh & with the help of Rouzbeh Rashidi. It was subsequently published on 31 August 2010 in the Shargh Newspaper (Iran).
  • Completion of the feature film Closure of Catharsis (2011) which was based and inspired by Remodernist film manifesto.
  • Contribution to the Remodernist omnibus feature film “In Passing (2011)“.
  • Awards

    2017 - Arts Council of Ireland Open Call Programme funding for "Luminous Void".

    2011 – Arts Council of Ireland Film Project Award for He (2012 film).

    2009 – National Student Media "Short Film of the Year". The National Student Media Awards are "Ireland's premier student awards."

    2008 – Best Short Film at Cork Youth International Film Festival 2008.


  • 2011 – Interview with Experimental Conversations
  • 2010 – Interview with Shargh newspaper
  • 2007 – Interview with Seventh Art magazine
  • 2003 – Interview with Mehr newspaper
  • References

    Rouzbeh Rashidi Wikipedia

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