Hamed Soleimanzadeh

Film Critic, Iran


Hamed Soleimanzadeh is a film philosopher, film critic, filmmaker, researcher, and university lecturer. He holds a Ph.D. in Art Research (Film Studies) and was an Einstein Junior Fellow (postdoc) at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin) in the field of film and philosophy and currently teaching at the Göttingen University.
He has served as a jury member for over twenty prestigious international film festivals and events, including the Golden Globe Awards, Cannes Film Festival, Berlinale, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival, Gothenburg Film Festival, Istanbul International Film Festival, and more. Additionally, he has held positions as the director of several short film festivals.
Soleimanzadeh has directed seven short films and has published hundreds of articles and several books on cinema, theater, philosophy, and culture. He is a founder of the Abbas Kiarostami International Short Film Festival.