Mehdi Abdollahzadeh is a Film critic, programmer and specialist of Iranian cinema. He was born in 1975. Mehdi obtained his Bachelor’s degree in English literature at the University of Shiraz and his Master’s Degree in Communication Science at the University of Lugano. He has written as a film critic since 1996, focusing mainly on Iranian Cinema. Mehdi has been a member of the editorial board for Mosharekat daily, Filmnegar monthly, cinema industry monthly and Film Criticism quarterly magazines, all of which are published in Iran. Along with being the contributor of Atlas to the Cahiers du Cinema in 2005 and 2006. Mehdi has worked as a consultant for the “Vision Du Rčel” international film festival from 2004 till 2010 in Nyon, Switzerland. In 2006 he was a member of the FIPRESCI jury in the San Sebastian Film Festival. in recent years he contributed to cultural magazine of Swiss German Television (SRF) and currently collaborates with Radio Freedom Europe/Radio Liberty, Based in Prague and funded by US congress.