News ID: 239017
Published: 0434 GMT February 17, 2019

Oscar-winning animator Dudok to come to Iran

Oscar-winning animator Dudok to come to Iran

Famous Dutch animator and director Michaël Dudok will join the panel of jury for the 11th Tehran International Animation Festival (TIAF).

The London-based animator, director and illustrator won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for 'Father and Daughter' and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for 'The Red Turtle', wrote.

While in Iran, Dudok is also scheduled to attend a session on March 7 to discuss his cinematic works with the Iranians who are enthusiastic about his works.

According to the director of the festival's 11th edition, Mohammadreza Karimi-Saremi, the Dutch director will talk about his method of filmmaking, and his views about his films, and respond to the audience's questions.

Other members of the TIAF's panel of jury are Hamed Jafari, Ravanbakhsh Sadeqi, Farrokh Yekdaneh, Sadat Rahimzadeh and Amir Mehran from Iran.

The festival will be held from March 3-7 in the Iranian capital.

According to the event's website, the festival aims at "creating an appropriate ground for exchange of ideas, thoughts and experiences by purposeful collection and presentation of artworks, spotting potentials and encouraging newcomers to create and innovate, and developing abilities by adopting new attitudes and techniques in order to reach a higher quality."

A total of 105 short animations, 46 student-made films, two features, six TV productions, eight experimentals, and 25 children and young adults' titles have been selected to compete in the festival's international competition section.


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