The Noise 2014

A young man’s life in an apartment building gets invaded by public norms when a neighbor accuses him of leading an immoral lifestyle and demands that other residents intervene. Using real documented audio footage, the film explores the line between individual privacy and public “noise”.

  • 2017. Official selection, “16° Edizione del Festival internazionale del Cinema D’Arte 2017”, Milan, Italy
  • 2016. Special Award, Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes 1st edition. France
  • 2015. Official selection, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival,Lab comoetition , France
  • 2015. Official selection, Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland,
  • 2014. “Social self-portrait – The camera as a mirror” of “Festival du nouveau cinéma” . Montreal,Canada
  • 2014. Grand Prize nominee, International Competition: 60th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen”, Oberhausen, Germany.
  • 2014. Official selection, International Competition: 25th Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival”, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2014. Official selection, New Visions: Doclisboa`14 International Film Festival”, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 2014. Official selection, Shnit Animates 2014: Shnit International Short Film Festival, Bern, Switzerland.

Not being 2019

In recent years, sociopolitical circumstances have increased the rate of emigration, making separation a routine in daily lives. This film attempts to examine the experience from the viewpoint of the person who stays behind.

  • 2020. Winner of CNC Quality Award commission (Aid after directing)
  • 2019. Official selection 48th Festival du nouveau cinémam, Montreal,Canada
  • 2019. Official selection 31th Aguilar film festival, Spain
  • 2019. Winner of the best video at 7th Khorshid film festival. Tehran, Iran
  • 2019. Winner of best experimental film at 35th Tehran international short film festival. Tehran, Iran

Station Three (music video)

Quartet Diminished aims to create musical moments based on its members’ individual and collective contemporary outlook on music as a general entity. This music video belongs to their third album Station Three and shows how a hegemony of systems functions. A mixture of stop-motion techniques on coloured pencils and 3D zoetrope creates a haunting atmosphere to depict the contrast between impeccability and power.

“STATION THREE” music video won “special jury mention” award from 67th Oberhausen film festival.

Statement of the Jury:

We as a jury wanted to honour the creative eye and personal process of independent makers taking risks over technical highlights. Our Special Mention goes to Station Three (Quartet Diminished) by Iranian director Pooya Razi. He uses stop motion technique using self-made constructions of coloured pencil structures and 3D Zoetrope trying to shed light on the functioning of systems versus the individual. We honour the way in which creativity unfolds despite collective socio-political circumstances, and the ongoing excellence of creative input by the music of Quartet Diminished.

The Father Play Teaser

2022. video artist of “Father” play, main hall of the city theater complex. Tehran, Iran