News ID: 206350
Published: 0237 GMT December 17, 2017

Iranian director selected for Short Soup jury

Iranian director selected for Short Soup jury

Iran’s cineaste Mohammad-Hassan Shah-Mohammadi was selected as a member of the international jury panel of the 2018 Short Soup Film Festival to convene in Australia.

Shah-Mohammadi received his MA in Information Management in Tehran. He was actively involved in numerous award-winning short films as director, writer and producer as well as a distributor.

He is a member of ‘The Iranian Alliance of Motion Picture Guilds’.

At Short Soup 2018, Shah-Mohammadi will judge the films together with Italian director Francesca Scalisi as well as Australia’s Iqbal Barakat, a director, writer and producer.

‘Notification,’ a two-minute short film by Alireza Taheri, will represent Iran at the upcoming international short film festival.

Short Soup will be held on January 28, 2018 at Cathy Freeman Boulevard (Sydney Olympic Park).

Iranian Vahid Vahed is on the board of directors of the festival.

The festival presents 15 multi-award-winning short films from Australia, Canada, Ecuador, France, Iceland, Poland, Iran, Spain, Ukraine and the USA, competing for the Best Short Film Award in each category.

Organized by the Cinewest Association of Australia, the 15th Short Soup International Short Film Festival will have Iranian filmmaker and director, Mohammad Shah-Mohammadi, as a member of its international jury panel.

Cinewest was conceived as an association in 1999 under the auspices of Auburn Community Development Network.  In 2003 Cinewest became a legal entity as a Company Limited by Guarantee (not-for profit).  Cinewest’s board of directors comprise members active in the media, academia, film and the television industry, foreseeing the company’s aims and objectives.  Since 2004, Cinewest has been partially subsidized by the Sydney Olympic Park Authority, to deliver a series of screen culture activities and events as part of its arts and cultural strategies.


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