In 2015, Denis created the festival "Films & Companies", a festival co-produced with Hopscotch Group and dedicated to digital video creations, renamed in 2018 the "Videoshare Festival" of which he holds the position of president.
After 4 years in Montreal where he finished his studies in audiovisual communication, he travels most of the South American countries as a great reporter. Back in France in 1990, he worked as a writer-director in the field of corporate film, reportage, documentary and magazine for television.
He then made several assignments for "Canal France International" as an expert director, to train the production teams of the national channels of several West African countries. He is also currently working on a historical documentary-fiction for 2019.
Director, Advisor, Expert,
President of Videoshare Festival, President of the Directors' Association "La Cie des Réals",
Adviser to the "Ecole Superieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle",
Administrator& Jury Coordinator of Institutional & Corporate Image International Film Festival.
Director of China Shanghai Radio and Television Documentary Channel, General Manager of DOCU CHINA
President of Yunji Media Co., Ltd. (Shanghai).
He personally has won the International Trailblazers Award at MIPTV, Annual Excellent Documentary Director at the 2009 Chinese Television Artists Association, Person of the Year at the 22nd Chinese Documentary Academic Festival, Person of the Year at the 6th China Documentary Academy Award.
（ Iran/ USA）
（ Iran/ USA）
He has been the recipient of several awards, including:
The documentary "Toolmaker" as the best documentary in Poland, and "A man called Brian" as the best documentary and best director in Iran. His long length 35 mm movie "Noora" has been sold to more than 40 countries for broadcasting in TV channels all over the world, and has been the "Official Selection" in many film festivals and has gotten several awards including Best Film at the "49th Taormina International Film Festival", Italy in June 2003. He also got Best Film for "The Prisoner" at the "Hollywood Cinerockom International Film Festival", USA, LA, CA, 2013. Best Film for "The Debt" at the "Moondance International Film Festival", USA, CO, Boulder, September 2014. One of his latest films "Daddy" has been screened in 30 film festivals around the world and won 40 awards and nominations including: Best American Film for "Daddy" at the "Toronto World International Film Festival", Canada, Toronto, December 2015.
He also has written several long length screenplay including: "Susan" (2018), "Two Friends" (2017), "The Lover" co-writer (2015), "Daddy" co-writer (2014), "Poet of Life and Love" (2009), "My Homeland"(2008), "Forgotten" (2007), "The Migration of Love" (2004), and "Noora" (2001) and …...
Mahmoud Shoolizadeh has been a judge as part of various film festival panel of jurors internationally including:
1- "Texas Cinemania International Film Festival" 2016 and 2017, TX, USA;
2- "WideScreen International Film Festival" 2015, Miami, FL, USA;
3- " Red Dirt International Film Festival" 2014, Stillwater, OK, USA;
4- "Amelia Island International Film Festival" 2014, Amelia Island, USA;
5- "Gwinnett Center International Film Festival" 2014, GA, USA;
6- "StArtFest Film Festival" 2014, Orlando, FL, USA;
7- "48 HFP in Jacksonville" 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Jacksonville FL, USA.
Mahmoud Shoolizadeh is an independent film Director, Producer and Screen Writer based in USA. He received a B.A degree in Film Production (Directing) and an M.A. degree in Cultural Affairs Management and has been a film director for over 30 years and made several films. His major activities include directing several documentaries in Asia, Africa and Europe. He also made many fiction, long and short films and movies. Beside directing, producing and editing films, he also undertakes writing the scripts.
International Content Consultant, SBS Television Australia,
International representative for this major public channel, responsible for sourcing factual and other programmes from around the world, for pre-buy and acquisition.
Producer, Mixing Media,
Developing non-fiction projects through own company, targeting European and other international broadcasters and collaborating with other production companies.
Consultant (Aug 2011-present),
Other clients include,
• Advisor for NHK Producers Pitch 2013 & 2014;
• Advisor & moderator for DocsPort Incheon, Korean pitching forum;
• Expert for EU MEDIA programme;
• Danish public television (DR) – Education department;
• Danish Producers Association;
• BEDB Brunei - Developing workshops and other creative projects;
• Europen, Brussels - Consultant on communications strategy.
For organizations such as Media Business School, Ronda, Spain, Sheffield Doc Fest, Italian Doc Screenings, Asian Side of the Doc, Sunny Side of the Doc, London Film School, Documentary Campus, Brunei Economic Development Board, DR Denmark.
Originated and executive produced A Cry from the Grave, a feature documentary on the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian war for BBC’s prestigious Storyville strand, a winner of the Banff Grand Prize, IDFA Jury Award, and the Amnesty Award.
Producer, International Consultant, Workshop Mentor,
Experienced multi-lingual television executive, with a strong track record in BBC commissioning, executive production, broadcast strategy, international co -production and communications, UK and internationally. UK-born, fluent in French & German, with conversational Italian. Currently based London and Copenhagen.
Juror for various film festivals and awards, including Dokufest (Kosovo), the International Documentary Association Awards (Los Angeles, USA), the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival (Sonoma County, California USA), DC Shorts (Washington DC, USA), Cleveland International Film Festival (Ohio, USA), the Council on Foundations Film and Video Festival (USA), and numerous local independent and youth media film festivals. Have also programmed films for the Community Stories Festival and the Utopia Film Festival and was involved in screening films for AFI DOCS and the Washington Jewish Film Festival.
TIVA-DC Distinguished Achievement Award for Service to regional film community,
NAMAC Creative Leaders Fellowship at Sundance,
Women in Film and Video Randy Goldman Award.
Director, Producer, Co-Host of The D-Word,
Executive Director of Docs In Progress, non-profit film arts organization and incubator.
In 1998, Amudhan R.P. founded the Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival in Madurai, India. Since then he regularly organized and conducted film screening tours, film festivals and video workshops in Madurai and surrounding cities.
His masterpiece “Shit” won the National Jury Award at the Mumbai International Film Festival 2006, the Best Film Award at Indian Documentary Festival, Chennai 2005 and many other international awards.
Director, Producer, Media Activist,
President of Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival.