Kaweh Modiri (1982) is a Dutch artist, filmmaker and writer of Iranian descent. In 2010 he graduated from the Image & Language Department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.
His graduation film "My burglar and I" is a true story about an artist who stalks his burglar over a period of a year and proclaims him to be the protagonist of his new film. The film had it's world première during the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011 and was awarded the René Coelho Award from the Dutch Institute for Media Art.
In April 2012 he published his debut novel "Mr. Sadek and Others" at publishing house Thomas Rap. The novel was nominated on the longlist for the Academica Literature Award.
His feature film "BODKIN RAS" had it's worldpremiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016 and was awarded the prestigious FIPRESCI award by the association of International Film Critics. The film has it's American premiere during the SXSW festival 2016 in Austin Texas. Recently he realised his TV drama "Chimère" for Dutch public broadcaster NTR. Currently he is developing his next feature film "Mitra" at Torino Filmlab, and working on his second novel.