Kaweh Modiri (1982) is a Dutch artist, film director, screenwriter and novelist of Iranian descent. His latest film “Mitra” is a political thriller that was released at International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2021.
His debut feature film debut “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. The film had it’s American premiere during the SXSW festival 2016 in Austin Texas. It won the main Jury prize at Netia Off Camera Film Festival Crakow and Mammoth Lakes California, as well as a second FIPRESCI award at the Viennale.
In 2017 he wrote and directed the TV film “CHIMERE ” for Dutch public broadcaster NTR.
His short film “My burglar and I” is a true story about an a writer who stalks his burglar over a period of a year and proclaims him to be his new protagonist. The film premiered at 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. His second novel “Mitra” was published by publishing house Thomas Rap in November 2020.
Kaweh Modiri is also a member of the advisory board for a variety of funds including The Dutch Foundation for Public broadcasting, the Amsterdam Fund For the Arts, The Netherlands Film Fund, and the Netherlands Literature Fund.