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Daryush Shokof
داریوش شکوف
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Ali Reza Shokoufandeh

(1954-06-25) 25 June 1954 (age 69)
Tehran, Imperial State of Iran
Nationality Iranian
Occupation Artist, filmmaker
Years active 1990s–present

Daryush Shokof (Persian: داریوش شکوف, born 1954) is an Iranian artist, film director, writer, and film producer based in Germany.


He was born as Ali Reza Shokoufandeh on 25 June 1954 in Tehran, Imperial State of Iran. Shokof graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a degree in Physics and Mathematics. Shokof received an MBA from University of Dallas in Texas.

Alleged kidnapping

Shokof claimed that he was kidnapped by four terrorists in the city of Cologne, Germany, in late May 2010, and was kept for over twelve days in the hands of four Arabic-speaking men. German police denied his statement and told the press that this story was not verifiable, and might have been staged to attract attention.


This filmography includes only films listed in IMDB.

2015 poison works
2015 Directed by God
2015 para heaven and hell interview


  • New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) Los Angeles, July 2011
    • Best Director of a Feature Film – for Hitler's Grave
  • New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, Los Angeles, March 2007
    • Award for Best International Director – category feature for: Breathful (2007)
  • New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, Winter 2000
    • Feature Film Award for Best Experimental Film – Tenussian Vacuvasco (2000)
  • Locarno International Film Festival 1996
    • Nominated for Golden Leopard for: Seven Servants (1996)

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