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Mostafa Keshvari

Mostafa Keshvari

Mostafa Keshvari is an award-winning Persian/Canadian  writer, director, and producer based in Vancouver and a 

member of the Directors, Writers, and Producers Guild of Canada.He was nominated for the “Top 25 Canadian Immigrants” Award in 2022 for his artistic contributions. 

As a top graduate of Vancouver film school, Mostafa made his first film I Ran (2015) which was screened at the Cannes film festival short Corner. Since then, Mostafa’s films have been awarded over 95 wins and nominations at IMDb qualifying film festivals worldwide. His films mainly explore social issues and have been promoted in global media such as The New York Times, Hollywood Reporter, The Guardian, Times of India, TIMES, Global News, CNN, CBC, and BBC

Mostafa’s films range from feature-length to short, and animation.  His directorial debut Unmasked feature film has won 28 global awards and can be watched on Amazon and Tubi. Mostafa’s latest and second feature film “Corona” on Coronavirus and Xenophobia was acclaimed as the world’s first COVID-19 film by global media and premiered at the Oscar-qualifying Rhode Island international film festival where it won the Best Director’s Award.  The film is available on major US streaming platforms including Apple TV and Comcast. 

Mostafa’s latest animation “Eternal Igloo” has been selected in Oscar-qualifying film festivals, won 2 Leo Awards, was selected at the Cannes film festival 2021( short corner ), and won the prestigious Golden Sheaf Award at the Yorkton film festival. 

Mostafa’s latest feature film Colorblind (2022) has won over 20 international awards/nominations. The film is proudly distributed by Gravitas Ventures globally on major streaming platforms.