Houshang Golmakani is an iranian journalist, film critic and director. He started his professional career as a journalist and film critic for Tehran Economist. He graduated in cinema and television from the College of Dramatic Arts of Tehran in 1982. He is one of the three founders of Film, the oldest post-revolutionary film magazine in Iran. Golmakani is also a writer and a director. He directed a documentary about the life and works of Mohsen Makhmalbaf, STARDUST-STRICKEN; Mohsen Makhmalbaf: A Portrait (1996).