Born in Babol in 1947, Ebrahim Mokhtari ( ابراهیم مختاری ) is a graduate of filmmaking from Tehran's College of Film & Television and Universite de Paris-VIII 1980 in Etudes Cinematographiques et Audio-visuelles. He started his career at the Iranian television as assistant director of series. He began making documentaries for the Iranian TV stations and established himself as one of the prominent documentary filmmakers in the country. He made his first feature film, Zinat, in 1994,
... which was successfully shown at the Critics Week Section of Cannes 1994. Leipzig Film Festival held a tribute to Ebrahim Mokhtari in 1997 and Rural Art & Literature Festival of Tehran presented him with a Special Prize for his film career in 1999. Ebrahim Mokhtari is the founder and was one of the members of the founding board of Iranian Documentary Filmmaker's Association in 1998.