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Mr. Alireza Shabankareh Bandari

Professionally known as Kambiz Shabankare




·         Time Management, Collect and Analyze data, Conduct literature reviews, field research, Research Methodology

·         AP style, APA style, ASA style, MLA style

·         Fluent in English, Persian, Azerbaijani, Turkish, Tajik and Basic German

·         software proficiency: Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Avid Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, Corel, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Aftereffects, Microsoft Office tools



Accuracy, Attention to Detail, Confidentiality, Detail Orientation, Decision Making, Integrity, Meeting Deadlines, Motivation, Multi-Tasking, Self-Management, Fast Learner



2018                             Leipzig University

                                     American Studies (Exchange Program)


2018                              Texas State University

                                      Major:  Electronic Media &Mass Communication (BS)

                                      Minor: Honors Studies

                                      Minor: International Studies

                                      Minor: English

                                      Dean’s List: Fall 2015, Spring & Fall 2016, Spring 2017

                                      Fine Art and Communication School: Awarded Console of Scholars

                                      Thesis: Anti-Islam Racism: Redefining the Struggle of Muslims in America


2015                              Austin Community College

                                      Major: Journalism (AA)

                                      Certificate: Film Production

                                      Certificate: Media Management

                                      Phi Theta Kappa Gold Member (Spring 2014)

                                      Graduated with Honors


2007                              Sooreh Art University

                                      Major: Theater/ Directing (BA)

                                      Thesis: Ariane Mnouchkine and Théâtre du Soleil



01/16/2018- 03/25/2018          Data Information Intelligence Gmbh (Leipzig, Germany)



06/01/2017- 09/01/2017          The Gault School of Archeological Research (San Marcos, Texas)

                                                 Media Coordinator


09/01/2016- 05/12/2017          Dept. of Family & Child Development at Texas State University (San Marcos, Texas)

                                                 Research Assistant


09/01/2014- 05/15/2015           KLRU (PBS) (Austin, Texas)

                                                  Research Specialist, Assistant Producer


03/01/2013-05/15/2013            Time Warner Cable News (Austin, Texas)

                                                  Research Specialist at Capital Tonight   


08/12/2012- 01/20/2013           The ACCENT Newspaper (Austin, Texas)

                                                  Researcher and Senior Photojournalist


07/15/2012- 06/20/2015          Austin Community College (Austin, Texas)

                                                 Teaching Assistant / Media Coordinator/ Assistant to the Art Department Chair


10/01/2012- 11/12/2013          SAHELI for Asian Families (Austin, Texas)

                                                 Certified Interpreter (English, Farsi, Turkish)


02/21/2010- 02/01/2016           Corbis Images/ Demotix News Wire (India, Turkey, U.S.A)

                                                  Freelance Visual journalist


11/01/2009-03/01/2010            Tajik TV1 (Dushanbe, Tajikistan)

                                                   Instructor (Film History & basic Animation Techniques)




01/2008- Present                        International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (Austin, Texas)

                                                   Certified first responder/ Photographer/Videographer

02/2014- 05/2015                       Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society (Austin Community College)

                                                   Chair of USA Today Case Study Committee

09/2014- 05/2015                       Men of Color (Austin Community College)


02/2013- 11/2013                      ACC Film Club (Austin Community College)

                                                   President & Founder

02/2012- 01/2013                      Amnesty International ACC (Austin, Texas)

                                                   Media Coordinator

09/2011- 01/2012                      InterNations Austin Chapter (Austin, Texas)

                                                   Founder & Community Ambassador

07/2010- 06/2011                      Teachers without Borders (Ankara, Turkey)

                                                   Translator (English, Farsi, Tajik, Turkish)



National Press Photography Association 

Professional Member since 2012

International Documentary Association

Professional member since 2011   

Amnesty International USA     

Member since 2012                



·         Café Cinema (9 Episodes, 50 min) Director, writer, and editor (Social Justice Issues)        

·         Help Wanted (25 min) Director and editor (Homelessness in Austin, TX)      

·         Head Over Heels (95 min) Director, cinematographer and editor (Refugees in Turkey)

·         Baby Angel (25 min) Director, Cinematographer and Editor (Undocumented Immigrants in Texas)

·         Deport (30 min) Director, Cinematographer and Editor (Undocumented Immigrants in Texas)          

·         Arts in Context (12 Episodes, 21 min) Assistant Producer/ Research Specialist (Art as a Social Phenomenon)

·         Llama de Amor Viva (30 min) Director, Cinematographer and Editor (Flamenco Dance in Texas)




·         Best 10 minutes play at KCACTF Region VI (USA, 2017)

·         Plaque of Honor in Acting (Iran, 1988)

·         Best photography (Iran, 1987)