Born in 1986, Morteza Farshbaf holds an BA in Cinema from Tehran’s University of Art. He’s been involved in filmmaking since he was 18 and he made his first short film, HALLOWEEN in 2004. His next short films are: THE CARPET (2005), TAXI (2006), FLAKEY (2007) andTHE WIND BLOWS WHERE IT WANTS (2008). Morteza also attended Abbas Kiarostami’s workshops and collaborated with him in several film projects. He made his debut feature film, MOURNING in 2011 which was premiered at Busan Film Festival and received the Best Film Award and FIPRESCI Prize and then was shown in more than 20 film festivals around the globe. In 2015 he made his second feature film, AVALANCHE (2015).