Kaveh Tehrani (b. 1978 in Tehran, Iran) is a Norwegian-Iranian filmmaker. He holds a bachelor degree in film and literature studies from the University of Oslo, along with a degree from the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark.
Tehrani has written and directed the short films 1994 (2010), Victor (2014) and The Manchador (2019). He has won several awards at various international film festivals, and his films have also screened on BBC Persian and Norwegian National Television (NRK).
For 1994 Tehrani won the National Norwegian Film Award Amanda for Best Short Film, the Golden Dragon & FIPRESCI Award at Krakow Film Festival.
His last film THE MANCHADOR won the AUDIENCE AWARD at the 42nd Norwegian Short Film Festival GRIMSTAD and has been sold to France 3. Screening on French television in 2021. The Manchador is currently in festivals.
Tehrani's films concern themselves with issues of national identity, diaspora and exile. His films use humour and satire to reveal the sometime absurd realities of being caught between different cultures.
He is currently developing a feature film version of The Manchador and has been selected to pitch this at the Torino Short Film Market in november 2020. The film is produced by Ruben Thorkildsen in Ape&Bjørn.