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Maysam Makhmalbaf
Film producer, cinematographer
, actor...

Born on July 30th 1981 in Tehran. He is born to a family of filmmakers. He is the brother of Samira & Hana Makhmalbaf and his father is the celebrated Mohsen Makhmalbaf.

Maysam has a degree in Managment from Cass Business School. He studied cinema for 8 years in Makhmalbaf Film school. He directed his first documentary titled “How Samira Made The Blackboard” in 2000.

Maysam has acted in the controversial and award winning film "The Gardener" directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. His works as a producer includes producing of the feature “Buddha Collapsed Out Of Shame” nominated for the Best Asian Film Award from Hong Kong Film Festival and the winner of the Chrystal Bear from Berlin Film Festival, producing of " At Five In The Afternoon" winner of the Special Jury Award from the competition section of Cannes Film Festival, producing of "Stray Dogs" winner of Unicef Award and the Silver Camera Award of Venice International Film Festival.

In 2014 Maysam produced "The President" directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, opening film of the official section of Venice Film Festival and the winner of Golden Hugo from Chicago International Film Festival.


  1. The Gardener, by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 2012
  1. Tenant, by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 2015
  2. Ongoing Smile, by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 2013
  3. The Gardener, by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 2012
  4. How Samira made The Blackboard, by Maysam Makhmalbaf, 1997-2000
  5. The Day My Aunt Was ill, by Hana Makhmalbaf, 1996
  1. The Gardener, By Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 2012
  2. How Samira Made The Blackboard, by Maysam Makhmalbaf, 2000
  3. Hava, by Marziyeh Meshkini, 2000
  4. The Door, by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1999
Sound Designer: 
  1. The President, by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 2014
  2. Ongoing Smile, by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 2013
  1. The President, by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 2014
  2. The Man Who Came With The Snow, by Mohsen Makhmalbaf & Marziyeh Meshkiny
  3. Samira & Nonprofessional Actors, by Hana Makhmalbaf, 2008
  4. Buddha Collapsed Out Of Shame, by Hana Makhmalbaf, 2007
  5. Joy Of Madness, by Hana Makhmalbaf, 2003
  6. Stray Dogs, by Marziyeh Meshkiny, 2003
  7. 11.09.2001 (11 September), by Samira Makhmalbaf, 2002
  8.  At five in the afternoon, by Samira Makhmalbaf, 2002
  9. How Samira Made The Blackboard 2000
Still Photographer: 
  1. Stray Dogs (2004, Marziyeh Meshkiny)
  2. At five in the afternoon (2002, Samira Makhmalbaf)
  3. The Day I Became a Woman (2000, Marziyeh Meshkiny)
  4. The Blackboard (2000, Samira Makhmalbaf)
  5. The Silence (1998, Mohsen Makhmalbaf)
  6. The Apple (1998, Samira Makhmalbaf)
  1. Book: Pictures of the Silence (1998)
  1. Boston, USA, 2002
  2. Bulgaria, 2001
  3. Pusan International Film Festival, South Korea, 2000
  4. Rasht, Iran, 1999
  5. Tehran university, Iran, 1998