Hamed Soleimanzadeh

Film Critic, Iran

Hamed Soleimanzadeh is an International Film Critic, Researcher,  Filmmaker, Actor, Author, Translator, and University teacher. He is the official member of the House of Cinema (The Iranian Alliance of Motion Picture Guilds), the Institute of Documentary Film (IDF), The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), and the Iranian Short Film Association (ISFA). He Is holding a Ph.D. degree in Art Research (Film Studies) and he is currently working with the UdK University in Berlin (funded by Einstein Stiftung) as a researcher in the field of Film and Philosophy.

So far he has been among the selection committee and jury members of many national and international film festivals like the 80th Golden Globe Award, 72nd Berlin film Festival in Germany, 74th Cannes Film Festival in France, 44th  Göteborg International Film Festival in Sweden, 41st International Istanbul Film Festival in Turkey, 68th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in Germany, 25th Schlingel International Film Festival for Children and Young Audiences in Germany, 14th River International Film Festival in Italy, 44th Drama International Short Film Festival (DISFF) in Greece, 7th Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival (GUKIFF) in South Korea, 11th Arlington International Film Festival in USA, 5th Zero Plus International Film Festival in Russia, 14th International Film Festival for Children and Young Adults in Bolivia, 32nd International film festival for children and youth in Iran, and etc.

He was the head of the international department of the 31st International Film Festival for Children and Youth as well as the 31st Iran International Academic Theatre Festival. 

As a filmmaker, he has made several short films and documentaries. “What would you like to see before you die?” was his last short film made in Berlin in 2022.


Daily Deliriums of the Sleeping ManA cinema in Iran: Sohrab Shahid saless Cinema and A glimpse into the history of French cinema are among his writings published by Dibaye Publications, Tehran University, and Lambert publication respectively. He is the author of hundreds of international articles on film, Philosophy, and theatre subjects and is recognized as an international researcher in the field of cinema and theatre.