Kaweh Modiri (1982) is a Dutch artist, filmmaker and writer of Iranian descent. In 2010 he graduated from the Image & Language Department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.
His graduation film “My burglar and I” had it’s world première during the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011 and was awarded the René Coelho Award from the Dutch Institute for Media Art.
In April 2012 he published his debut novel “Mr. Sadek and Others” at publishing house Thomas Rap. The novel was nominated on the longlist for the Academica Literature Award.
His feature film “BODKIN RAS” had it’s world premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016 and was awarded the prestigious FIPRESCI award by the association of International Film Critics. Later the film was again awarded the FIPRESCI Award at the Viennale. The film has it’s American premiere during the SXSW festival 2016 in Austin Texas.
In 2017 he wrote and directed a tv film “CHIMERE ” for Dutch public broadcaster NTR. His second feature film MITRA, produced by Baldr Film has been shot and edited and is to be released in 2020.
The novel MITRA is set to be published by publishing house Thomas Rap in the fall of 2020.