Shahram Tabe started his film career as a TV actor at 13 in his native Iran. He also appeared in a few plays before making his debut documentary for the Iranian National TV at 20. Before migrating to Canada, he produced two TV shows, including Magic Lantern, a program dedicated to the introduction of cinema, and a comedy miniseries called The Rise and Fall of Akvan the Devil. He also founded and is currently the director of Diaspora Film Festival in Toronto. He has published more than two hundred articles on cinema. He has been invited as a guest speaker by many arts institutions in Canada and the US.