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Mehrdad Oskouee to hold mater class in Finland

Mehrdad Oskouee is to hold a master class at DocPoint Helsinki Doc Film Festival in Finland.

Iranian filmmaker Mehrdad Oskouee has been invited to hold a master class at DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival in Finland.

While Oskouee’s doc ‘Sunless Shadows’ will compete at the 19th edition of the Finnish film event, he will also hold an open master class in which he will talk about ‘his working methods and filmmaking philosophy’, according to the event’s official website.

Some clips of four of the director’s documentaries which are ‘My Mother’s Home Lagoon’, ‘Nose, Iranian Style’, ‘The Other Side of Burka’ and ‘The Last Days of Winter’ will be presented in the class as well.

Born in 1969, Oskouee is a photographer, researcher and presenter as well as a filmmaker. His filmmaking career is a big success as his works have attended over 500 film events, the result of which has been more that 120 international awards.

His most acclaimed flick ‘Starless Dreams’, for example, has attended a big number of events and won a plethora of awards, including the best doc at the Budapest Int’l Doc Fest in Hungary, the best film at the Traces De Vies Filmfest in France and the best doc at the ZagrebDox Doc Filmfest in Croatia.

The latest edition of the fest, which aims to present newly-released works which have not been screened in Finland, is slated for January 27- February 2, 2020.