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Azar Kafaei

Azar Kafaei

Documentary Film and Video
AA, Borough of Manhattan Community College, 2013
BA, Yale University, 2016
MFA, Stanford University, 2018


This is Not a (Iranian) Film 

HD Video
JUNE, 2018

Building on excerpts from letters, cellphone videos, and official archives, an Iranian filmmaker questions the relationship between past and present.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Palm Springs International Shortfest, 2019
Ethnografilm Film Festival, 2019

When Mother Goes to Work 

HD Video
JUNE, 2017

Medical bills are piling up and Newark streets are rough, but the kids always stick together.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, 2018
March on Washington Film Festival, 2018
Hamburg International KurzFilm Festival, 2018
Vision du Reel (Media Library) Film Festival, 2018
Newark Film Festival, 2018
Ethnografilm Film Festival, 2018

A View from the Window 

HD Video
Co-directed by Chris Filippone
MARCH, 2017

A day with a group of third graders, their crayfish, and a glimpse of the world outside their school.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Best MiniDoc Nominee, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2018
CPH:DOX (Copenhagen International Documentary Festival), 2018
Sarasota Film Festival, 2018
Independent Film Festival Boston, 2018
Encuentros del Otro Cine, 2018
Thin Line Film Festival, 2018
Savannah Film Festival, 2018
SF DocFest, 2018
Ivy Film Festival, 2018
Palm Springs International Shortfest, 2018
Bay Area Intl. Children’s Film Festival, 2018
Tbilisi International Student Film Festival, 2018
Truly CA, KQED Public TV Broadcast, 2018


16mm Black & White Film

An immigrant man leaves the place of work and arrives at the place of fight.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Thin Line Film Festival, 2018




June 16, 2018

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium
June 15, 2017

Free and open to the public

Cubberley Auditorium
March 21, 2017
Cubberley Auditorium
December 13, 2016

Free and open to the public

Cubberley Auditorium


February 20, 2018 to March 2, 2018
McMurtry Building; Gunn Foyer and Miller Discussion Space
January 17, 2017 to January 24, 2017
McMurtry Building