Mohammad Reza Jurabchian works as an independent filmmaker and cinematographer based in Tehran. He received his BA in photography from Azad University. He was among the best photographers of the year in the 10th Iranian National Biennial of Photography and then had several group exhibitions inside and outside Iran. He made several short films and documentaries which have been selected for a number of international film festivals worldwide. Jurabchian works which often have a personal world are heavily indebted to photography. He tries to depict his relationship with the world around him and his lived experience. His debut mid length documentary ‘Overruled’ about unauthorized Afghan tennis players was premiered at Hot Docs 2016 and won 5 international prizes. His second documentary and first feature film ‘Silent House’ an autobiographical film about her personal life had its world premiere at IDFA 2022 and nominated for the IDFA Award for Best First Feature, an episodic journey that crosses with larger social issues. With her sister Farnaz Jurabchian, he started an independent film company, ‘F&M Productions’ where they work as co-directors and producers.



Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2010 Black and white, Art Centre Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2009 The 11th Iranian national photo biennial, Tehran, Iran
  • 2009 Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2009 Dey Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran



  • 2022 Silent House, Documentary, 101 minutes, Iran, France, Canada, Philippines, Qatar
  • 2016 Overruled, Documentary, 58 minutes, Canada & Iran
  • 2015 Life : A Reza Lavassani’s papier mâché Installation, Short documentary, 10 minutes, Iran
  • 2013 Final Encore, short documentary, 18 minutes, Iran
  • 2011 The Last Image of a memory, Short film, 18 minutes, Iran
  • 2006 The last day, Short film, 13 minutes, Iran



  • 2022 Silent House, 101 minutes
  • 2016 Overruled, 58 minutes
  • 2015 Life : A Rza Lavassani’s papier mâché Installation, 15 minutes
  • 2013 Final Encore, 18 minutes, 2013
  • 2008 The House of Strangers, Directed by Farnaz Jurabchian, 8.30 Minutes
  • 2006 The last day , 13 minutes



  • 2022 Screening at AT THE DISPOSAL OF HUMANITY, co-presented by ArteEast and UnionDocs, New York
  • 2020-2021 Screening at Art and Experience cinemas in Iran
  • 2019 Screening at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2019 Screening at Windsor University, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2018 Screening at SOAS university as part of Afghanistan in Academia Program, London, UK
  • 2017 Screening at the 35th edition of Milan Sport Film Festival, Milan, Italy
  • 2017 Official selection, the 11th edition of Film South Asia, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2017 Official selection, White Nights Film Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2017 Screening in the 35th International Fajr Film Festival, Tehran, Iran
  • 2017 Screening in the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA), Tehran, Iran
  • 2017 Afghan Documentary Film Festival, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2017 Parvin Etesami Film Festival, Tehran, Iran
  • 2017 Official Selection of the 13th edition of the Kazan Int’l festival of Muslim cinema
  • 2017 Silk Road Film Festival, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2016 LC Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2016 Cinéma Vérité International Film Festival, Tehran, Iran
  • 2016 Beirut International Film Festival, Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2016 Canadian Diversity Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
  • 2016 Nez International Film Festival, Kolkata, India
  • 2016 Hot Docs film festival, Canada
  • 2014 OCAD Shanghai, China
  • 2014 Aviff Cannes Art Film Festival, Cannes, France, 2014
  • 2014 Sura Short Film Festival, Tehran, Iran, 2012
  • 2012 Tiznit International Short Film Festival, Tiznit, Morocco
  • 2012 Khorshid Independent Short Film Festival, Tehran, Iran
  • 2012 The 5th Iranian Film Festival, San Francisco, US
  • 2012 The 7th Films Femmes Méditerranée, Marseille, France
  • 2012 Short Film Corner, the 65th Cannes film festival, France


Awards & Nominations

  • 2017 Winner of the best documentary, 11th edition of Tehran Sport Film Festival, Tehran, Iran
  • 2017 Winner of the best documentary, the 9th Afghan Int’l Film Fest, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2017 Nominated for Best Director for Documentary in The 19th Khaneyeh Cinema, Tehran, Iran

  • 2017 Nominated for Best Director and Best Documentary in The 9th Independent Iranian Cinema Award, Tehran, Iran

  • 2017 Winner of the Best Documentary, the 4th Afghan Film Festival, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2016 Nominated for best director award, Cinema Vérité Int’l Film Festival, Tehran, Iran
  • 2016 Best director award Winner, Beirut International Film Festival, Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2016 Critic Award winner, Nez International Film Festival, Kolkata, India
  • 2012 Grand Prize, Tiznit International Short Film Festival, Tiznit, Morocco