Art and Experience: From 6 to 10 February 2016 , at Cinema Le Grand Action in Paris , the French Association of Cinematographers (AFC) organized the 4th edition Cameflex * -AFC, an event that highlights a talented cinematographer. It pays tribute to the great director of photography Iranian Mahmoud Kalari , after Luciano Tovoli in 2015, Denis Lenoir in 2013 and Ricardo Aronovich in 2012.

Born in 1951 in Tehran, Mahmoud Kalari studied photography in the USA before joining the Sigma agency in Paris. In 1980, he joined the 15 best photographers of the Times Magazine.

His career as director of photography, more than 60 films, beginning with Jadehay Sard , directed by Massoud Jafari Jossani, awarded the Best Cinematography Award in Tehran. Price he will also receive the Fajr Festival: in 1996 for Gabbeh, distinguished by Fujifilm Motion Picture Award in 1997 for Leila in 2011 for Derakhte Golabi , also awarded by the Silver Hugo at the Chicago Film Festival.
Named in 1999 Lodtz at the Camerimage festival for the wind will carry us , Kiarostami from there in 2011 will receive a Silver Frog, high distinction for the image, for a separation , Asghar Farhadi of.

For his immense talent he was able to translate into images the vision of directors like Abbas Kiarostami , Palme d’Or at Cannes, Majid Majidi ( Children of the Sky) , Oscar-nominated, or Asghar FarhadiOscar for best foreign film for A Separation . 

-10 Film photographed by Mahmoud Kalari and directed by the great names of cinema

Gabbeh  by Mohsen Makhmalbaf (1995) Un Certain Regard, Cannes 1996 The Wind Will Carry Us  Abbas Kiarostami (1999) FIPRESCI Award and Grand Jury Prize – Venice Film Festival 1999 Bab’Aziz Nacer Khemir (2006) Special Mention – Festival three Continents in Nantes in 2006 A Separation  Asghar Farhadi (2010) Oscar for Best foreign Film, Golden Bear – Berlin Film Festival the Past  Asghar Farhadi (2013) Best Actress Berenice Béjo – 2013 Cannes Film Festival
Including 6 unreleased in France:

The cloud of the rising sun  Mahmoud Kalari (1997)
Best Film – Festival de Mar del Plata in 1998 Smell of camphor, fragrance of jasmine  Bahman Farmanara (2000) Grand Special Jury Award – Film Festival Montreal World 2000 The snow on the pines  of Moaadi Peyman (2012), International Festival of Asian Cinema – Vesoul (2014) Fish and cat  Shahram Mokri (2013) Price Innovation Special – Venice Film Festival 2013 Death of the fish  of Ruhollah Hejazi (2015 ) Film Festival Montreal World 2015 and also Tales  of Rakhshan Banietemad photographed by Koohyar Kalari (2014) Best screenplay – Venice Film Festival 2014