News ID: 256838
Published: 1005 GMT August 04, 2019

Iran’s Alireza Qassemi joins Locarno Filmmakers Academy

Iran’s Alireza Qassemi joins Locarno Filmmakers Academy

Iranian filmmaker Alireza Qassemi was selected along with 19 other directors from 17 countries to join the Locarno Filmmakers Academy (LFA) of the 72nd Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland.

During the festival, the selected filmmakers will be offered a program of appointments and meetings with prestigious guests of the 72nd edition, according to the event’s website.

The intensive ten-day program addresses the future needs of a generation of young filmmakers who will have to face new challenges in terms of how their work can be made and distributed, wrote.

Born in 1990 in Tehran, Qassemi received his Master of Fine Arts in filmmaking from Tehran University of Art and spent an exchange year at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg in Germany. In 2015, he founded the Globe International Silent Film Festival, which is exclusively reserved for non-verbal (silent) short films.

Qassemi’s last short film, ‘Lunch Time,’ was in competition at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Currently, he is developing his first feature project.

The 7th edition of the LFA will run from August 7 to 17 in the framework of the 72nd edition of the festival.



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