Kent Jones, now in his seventh year as director of the New York Film Festival (NYFF), will step down from that position following this year’s 57th edition, the Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) organization announced.
An international, prestigious cultural foundation in Italy, Blue Knowledge, awarded Iranian-Armenian director of ‘Yeva’, Anahid Abad, with the Marco Polo Project Award on the sidelines of Venice International Film Festival.
As the daughter of refugees who fled Afghanistan for a new life in Iran, Sahraa Karimi never lost touch with her parents’ homeland, whose culture and traditions were kept alive in her Tehran household. But as the years passed, and her pursuit of a career in filmmaking took her to Europe, the distance between Karimi and Afghanistan grew. Suddenly, the director was faced with a difficult choice.
Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs awarded Iranian filmmaker Kamal Tabrizi with a plaque of honor for his cinematic contributions to the promotion of Iran-Japan cultural ties, according to a statement by Japan’s Embassy in Tehran.
Iranian director Mohammad Bakhshi, who is famous for the short film 'Are You Volleyball?!', was invited to join the panel of jury for the Third Independent Political Activism Short Film Festival (iPAS) in Athens, Greece, slated for April 9-12.
The Oscar-winning director of 'Birdman' and 'The Revenant' Alejandro G. Iñárritu will be the first Mexican artist to chair Cannes Film Festival jury. Iñárritu has a long history with Cannes, starting with his debut feature, 'Amores Perros', in 2000, and last attended two years ago with his critically acclaimed virtual reality experience, 'Carne y Arena', in the official selection.