"Parviz Shahbazi was born in Tehran -Iran at 1962.He is graduated of filmmaking from Tehran's Iran cinema College. During the early 80’s he began writing short stories and directing short films. He edited several films and directed 12 short films before making his first feature film, Traveler from the South, in 1996. Malaria is his latest feature movie.
His debut feature film, Traveler from the South (1996) as well as his second film, Whispers (2000) went to countless festivals and brought him international recognition, collecting several prizes along the way such as Golden award in Tokyo film festival 1997.
In 2002, his third film, Deep Breath was shown at the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival to great success. Among other accolades it won a FIPRESCI award at Pusan and the Jury special award at Turin as well as the Best Film award at the Belgrade Author Festival.
Ayar 14 in 2007 and Darband 2013 are his forth and fifth movies.
In 2016 Malaria was shown at the 73th Venice Film Festival and won the Grand Prix at the Warsaw International Film Festival (2016). Malaria also received several awards, including best film prize in the 5th Bosphorus Film Festival in 2017."