About
Ahmad Kiarostami has worked in cinema and software industries for twenty years. After taking on leadership roles at Microsoft Middle-East, he founded three companies including the first multimedia and online production venue in Iran, where he published award-winning multimedia products in cinema and visual arts.
Ahmad was a member of several national software standard committees, and developed a full-text search technology for Persian content which was adopted by different products and online newspapers. This technology is used in his personal project, Persopedia, one of the first and biggest online libraries on Persian poetry.
Ahmad has worked with several Iranian directors, and has served on the board of San Francisco Cinematheque, the oldest organization in North America promoting experimental cinema and video. His music video Eshgh-e Sor’at is among the most viewed Iranian music videos on YouTube.
Ahmad has studied Math and Computer Science at Sharif University and Philosophy at UCLA.

AhmadAhmad Kiarostami has worked in cinema and software industries for more than twenty years. After taking on leadership roles at Microsoft Middle-East, he founded three companies in Iran and two companies in the United States, including Negah, the first multimedia and online production venue in Iran, where he published award-winning multimedia products in cinema and visual arts. His last company, Fotomoto, was acquired in 2012.

Ahmad was a member of several national software standard committees, and developed a full-text search technology for Persian content which was adopted by different products and online newspapers. This technology is used in his personal project, Persopedia , which was one of the first and biggest online libraries on Persian poetry.

Ahmad has worked with several Iranian directors, and has served on the board of San Francisco Cinematheque, the oldest organization in North America promoting experimental cinema and video. His music videos are among the most viewed Iranian music videos on YouTube.  In 2014, he started Docunight, an initiative to show Iranian documentaries, with monthly screenings in 6 major cities in North America.  Ahmad is serving as a board member of National Iranian American Council (NIAC).

Ahmad has studied Math and Computer Science at Sharif University and Philosophy at UCLA.

Jan 1, 2007