Kambuzia Partovi is an Iranian film director and scriptwriter. He was born in Rasht, Iran on the Caspian Sea. After studying theater arts in school he wrote mainly scripts for TV series. In 1988 he made his feature film debut Golnar. His 2007 film Café Transit was selected by Iran as its candidate for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He has also written screenplays for other directors, most notably Jafar Panahi's The Circle. Partovi trained and supported many Iranian artists and film makers, most notably Bahman Ghobadi. In 2013 he acted in and co-directed Closed Curtain with Panahi.