Hesam Dehghani was born on September 17, 1977 in Tehran, as the first child of a physics teacher father and a history teacher mother. As a young boy, he became intrigued with playing the violin.
He attended “Iran University of Science and Technology” in 1995 and studied computer engineering. He made his first short film, “The Incredible Story of the Computer Campus” (2000), for the university's Film Center. He directed 3 more shorts for this center, all of them were officially selected by various national and international film festivals.
He learned the basics of screenplay writing and filmmaking from his neighbor, Ebrahim Hatamikia while tutoring him computers from 1998 to 2001. After that, he attended training courses, including “Techniques of Non-Linear Editing” in Harris Company's head office in Bracknell, United Kingdom in 2003.
After directing a number of short films with computer generated animations and visual effects, ,he became a permanent member of ASIFA (Association Internationale de Film d'Animation) in 2002 and a member of Young Cineast House' Directors Guild in 2003. Hesam is also an official member of Iran’s Cinema House.
Hesam founded “Persian Magic Art Group” in 2001 and he is the manager and film director of the group since then. Persian Magic has produced several successful independent short films and documentaries.
His short film “One Damn Degree” (2010) received international attention and was bought by a film distribution company based in Hollywood.
Since 2011, he participated in many international projects and worked with reputable film production companies around the world, including companies based in USA, Canada, Singapore and France.
Hesam is a Lead Producer and Group Captain in CollabFeature, the award winning, Guinness world record holder team of international independent filmmakers. The team’s second feature film, “Train Station” released in 2017.
Guam PBS/Select Showcase
Trauma
Guam International Film Festival
2020
Nominated
Trauma
Kalakari Film Festival
Sonkatch
2020
Nominated
Trauma
Horror Movie Awards
2020
Official Selection
Trauma
Hollywood Venus Awards
Istanbul
2020
Official Selection - Short Film Competition
Trauma
Salto Fear & Fantasy International Film Festival
Salto
2020
Official Selection
Trauma
BUEIFF
Buenos Aires
2020
Official Selection
Trauma
Tlanchana Digital Art and Film Festival
Metepec
2020
Nomination: Best Short Film
Trauma
International Film Festival of Detective Films "DetectiveFEST"
Moscow
2020
Finalist
Trauma
Art Color Digital Cinema International Film Festival
Montreal
2020
Semi-Finalist
The Box
NanoCon International Film Festival (NIFF)
Longview, WA
2019
Official Selection
Five Senses of Art
InShort Film Festival
Lagos
2018
Official Selection
Five Senses of Art
Zagreb TourFilm Festival
Zagreb
2017
Official Selection
Five Senses of Art
Handmade Doc Fest
2017
Official Selection
Five Senses of Art
The 3rd Baku International Tourism Film Festival
Baku
2016
SEMI-FINALIST
Five Senses of Art
Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco
San Fransisco
2016
Official Selection
Five Senses of Art
Culture Unplugged International Film Festival
Bali
2016
FINALIST
Five Senses of Art
Grand IndieWise Convention
Miami, FL
2016
Official Selection
Five Senses of Art
Viva International Film Festival
Sarajevo
2016
AWARD: BEST NEWCOMER
Five Senses of Art
Riga International Tourism Film Festival
Riga
2016
Official Selection
Five Senses of Art
Jacksonville International Documentary Film Festival
Jacksonville
2016
Official Selection
Five Senses of Art
CMS International Film Festival
Lucknow
2016
Official Selection
Five Senses of Art
Zero Plus International Film Festival
Tyumen
2015
Birth Date
September 17, 1977
Birth City
Tehran
Height
183
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Persian
Eye Color
Green
Zodiac Sign
Virgo
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