About us:

Fanoos Films is a Tehran based film company founded by Kourosh Ataee, working on finance, production, world sales & festivals, marketing and PR of Iranian and international independent films.

Our aim is helping to produce and promote independent short and feature documentaries and fictions, and cooperate with international companies and foundations.

If you have an idea in mind, a project in the middle of production, or a completed film; we can accompany you in the rest of the way as we offer services for development, production. festivals and sales and PR and marketing of a film project.

Kourosh Ataee

Founder & CEO

Born in 1990 in Bojnourd, Iran; he started his career as a filmmaker when attending the filmmaking courses of Iran’s Young Cinema Society in 2007. He also got a B.A in film directing and a M.A in dramatic literature from the Cinema & Theatre Faculty of Tehran University of Arts. After some experiences in making short films and working as an assistant director in a couple of short and long features and TV series, he continued his career with a focus on documentary films and he has directed and produced a mid-length documentary titled “From Iran,A Separation” in 2013 which was acclaimed in different festivals around the world, and a feature documentary titled “Finding Farideh” in 2018, which received a lot of prizes and admirations and was selected as the Iranian representative for the academy awards Oscars 2020. Also, he is a member of the association of Iranian documentary producers, and he has newly established his company “Fanoos Films” which is focused on financing, producing and distributing Iranian independent fiction and documentary films.

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