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.