Alamto, a Reptile Wonderland

For the first time ever, this riveting documentary shows a wonderland in Ilam where rare reptiles are living. The film shows these exotic species trying to survive on the planet for more time.
This film shows some unique species to the world such as Spider-tailed Horned Viper for the first time ever in the history of nature.

A l'ouest de l'Iran, au coeur de la chaîne des monts Zagros, le désert d'Alamto abrite une importante diversité de reptiles, souvent difficiles à observer.

  • Fathollah Amiri
  • Fathollah Amiri
  • Dr. Behzad Fathinia
  • Fathollah Amiri
  • Mehdi Noor Mohammadi
  • Mahmoud Mansoori
  • Babak Mirzakhani
    original music
  • Majid Mohammaddoust
  • Majid Mohammaddoust
    Sound Design
  • Majid Mohammaddoust
    Festival Distributor
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    60 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2014
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Language:
    English, Persian
  • Shooting Format:
    digital 1080 50i
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • ABU 2015
    Istanbul, Turkey
    October 30, 2015
    Appreciation Award for The Best Feature Documenatry
  • Japan Prize 2015
    Tokyo, Japan
    October 15, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
    New York City, USA
    October 24, 2015
    Official Selection
  • International Cinema Verite Film Festival
    Tehran, Iran
    December 1, 2014
    The Grand Prize
  • Green Screen Film Festival
    September 10, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Iran's House of Cinema Ceremony
    Tehran, Iran
    September 1, 2014
    The Best Researcher & The Best Photography & The Best Original Music
  • International Fadjr Film Festival
    Tehran, Iran
    December 1, 2014
    Nominated for the Best Film, The Best Researcher and The Best Technical Achievement
  • International Tehran Short Film Festival
    Tehran, Iran
    October 1, 2014
    The Best Photography & The Best Director
  • International Roshd Film Festival
    Tehran, Iran
    September 25, 2014
    The Best Documentary Film & Iran's Department of Environment's Prize
  • Ahvaz International Sicence Film Festival
    Ahvaz, Iran
    February 1, 2015
    The Best Director
  • Iranian Society of Critics and Writers
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    December 14, 2014
    The Best Documentary Film Award
  • Nature Vision Film Festival
    Ludwigzburg, Germany
    July 25, 2015
Director Biography - Fathollah Amiri

Born in 1981, Iran
Producer & Director

* M.A in Broadcasting Production from IRIB’s University
* Member of the Iranian Documentary Filmmakers Association
* Member of the Iranian Documentary Producers Association

1- Sunset of Khojir (2007)
2- Life in Eclipse (2009)
3- In Search for the Persian Leopard (2012)
4- Life in Desert (2013)
5- "Iran Reptiles" Series (2013)
6- Alamto, a Reptile Wonderland (2014)
7- Tanhavash (2016)
8- In the Realm of the Spider-tailed Viper (2017)

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