Babak Payami received critical acclaim for his first feature, ONE MORE DAY, which was presented at the 2000 Berlin Film Festival (Panorama). ONE MORE DAY received the Special Jury Prize in Turin and the Best Artistic Contribution Award in Tokyo later in the same year. Born in Tehran in 1966, Payami studied cinema at the University of Toronto during the early 90s. In1998 he returned to Iran after an almost two decade-long absence to produce and direct ONE MORE DAY, his feature directing debut.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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