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Mehdi Avaz

(1982 – )

Director, screenwriter. Born 11/3 1982.

Mehdi Avaz came to Denmark from Iran at the age of 10. He began working as a photographer before taking the step to film director.

'While We Live' (2017) is his feature film debut. The film won a Bodil Award out of four nominations and was also nominated to five Robert Awards. The film was created in collaboration with Mehdi Avaz' brothers, screenwriter Milad and producer Misam Avaz. The same collaboration continues with their sophomore film 'Collision' (2019).

Mehdi Avaz co-founded the production company Rocket Road Pictures with his two brothers. The company is behind both 'While We Live' and 'Collision'.
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Collision 2019 Direction DK/Feature
While We Live 2017 Direction DK/Feature
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Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.