Mohammad Farokhmanesh
Mohammad Farokhmanesh is a Gerd Ruge
Gerd Ruge
Gerd Ruge is a German journalist, author and filmmaker.- Life and work :Ruge's career in journalism began at NWDR, concentrating on radio reporting from abroad...

-Prize winning Iran
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ian film director, scriptwriter and producer, residing in Germany
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Director Mohammad Farokhmanesh, born 1971 in Shiraz, (Iran) started making his first short films during his education at the “Iranian Young Cinema Society”. In the years 1995-2001 he gained a University Degree in filmmaking at the “Hochschule für bildende Künste” (University of Fine Arts Hamburg), after the completion of which he worked two years as a film production consultant.

In 2000, he started his own company brave new work film productions GmbH with his partners Frank Geiger and Armin Hofmann. brave new work is located in Hamburg and has a local branch in Munich.

As a director and producer he realized more than 20 documentaries, feature- and short films.
2004 he received the “Gerd-Ruge-Award” for his debut feature EMPIRE OF EVIL. The documentary was nominated for the “First Appearance Award” (International Film Festival Amsterdam, IDFA), and for the “Golden Key” (Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- & Videofest). The film also won the award “Best Documentary” at the DaKINO International Film Festival (Bucharest). He was a member of the panel for the Human-Rights-Film-Award in 2008, and is an active member of the “Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dokumentarfilm” (AG DOK). brave new work is located in Hamburg and has a local branch in Munich.

Current projects are the feature documentary KICK IN IRAN (2010) and the comedy COOL WATER.

Other activities

Mohammad Farokhmanesh is a member of the political party Bündnis 90/Die Grünen.
Due to his personal background and his co-operation with many Iranian artists within his work, he is regarded as a representative of the Iranians in Germany. In this position he often appeared in television, radio and print-media as a referee in topics of Iranian culture and politics.


  • KICK IN IRAN (2009)

Documentary, Producer
  • EMPIRE OF EVIL (2007/08)

Documentary , Director/Producer
  • COLORS OF MEMORY (2007),

Drama, Co-Writer/Producer

TV-Documentary, Line Producer
  • 37 WITHOUT ONIONS (2006)

Short, Comedy, Producer
  • STRIP MIND(2006)

Thriller, Producer
  • OFFSIDE (2004),

Drama, Line Producer
  • AGUJERO(2004)

Short film, Producer
  • ROADKILL(2001)

Short film, Director/Producer


2008: Best Documentary, Bucharest International Filmfestival 2008 ("Empire of Evil")

2007: Gerd Ruge Development Award ("Empire of Evil")



External links

Interview with Mohammad Farokhmanesh, Radio Zamaneh
Radio Zamaneh
Radio Zamaneh is an Amsterdam-based Persian language radio. "Zamaneh" is the Persian literary term for "time".Radio Zamaneh is founding by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs but in content an independent broadcasting organization, registered as a non-profit organization in the Netherlands, with...

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