News ID: 262491
Published: 0328 GMT December 04, 2019

Iranian actress Motamed-Aria to preside over jury in India's festival

Iranian actress Motamed-Aria to preside over jury in India's festival

Internationally-known Iranian actress Fatemeh Motamed-Aria was selected as the presiding jury member of the 24th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) in India, slated for December 6-13.

Motamed-Aria is an acclaimed actress on both stage and screen who is famous for Iranian films, ‘The Blue-Veiled’ and ‘Gilaneh’. Through her more than four-decade career, she has participated at various international festivals and received more than 80 awards, according to

She has been a juror at more than 60 international film festivals including the 75th Venice International Film Festival and 59th Thessaloniki International Film Festival in Greece. The popular actress has held master classes and workshops around the world.

She received four awards at Iran’s Fajr Film Festival, including the Crystal Simorgh for ‘Passengers’ in 1992, the Crystal Simorgh for ‘Once and for All’ in 1993, and the Crystal Simorgh for ‘Spouse’ in 1994.

The IFFK is one of the prominent film festivals in India. The event has come to be known as Asia’s best managed and probably the world’s most people-centered film festival.

The festival hosts renowned directors, technicians and spectators from around the world. It aims to present a selection of the best international films.

The IFFK has an exclusive competitive section for films from Asian, African and Latin American countries.



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