Caveh Zahedi

Moving Image, 2001

Caveh Zahedi has made five features and over a dozen shorts, primarily humorous experimental autobiographies. His works include The Sheik And I (2012), I Am A Sex Addict (2006), Tripping With Caveh (2003), In The Bathtub of The World (2001), I Don’t Have Las Vegas Anymore (1994), and A Little Stiff (1991). Zahedi has won awards from the Rotterdam Film Festival, the Ann Arbor Film and Video Festival, the Athens International Festival and the Atlanta Film and Video Festival. He has received funding from the Film Arts Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, The Parsa Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others.

Awards and Accomplishments


Caveh Zahedi's screenplay about the artist Joseph Cornell is invited to the Hamptons Screenwriting Lab.


Caveh Zahedi's banned film, The Sheik and I, premieres at SXSW. Film Comment ranks it as the #1 film at the festival.


Zahedi receives a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome


Zahedi receives MacDowell Colony Fellowship


The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents a retrospective of Zahedi’s work


Zahedi receives a Lifetime Achievement Award form the Dahlonega International Film Festival


Zahedi receives Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Residency


Zahedi receives San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equality Grant