News ID: 276937
Published: 0653 GMT November 17, 2020

Iran director selected as juror at Herat festival

Iran director selected as juror at Herat festival

Iran’s prominent female director Narges Abyar was selected as a juror at the 2020 Herat International Women’s Film Festival (HIWFF) in Afghanistan.

The director of many award-winning movies such as Iran’s Oscar submission ‘Breath’ and ‘When the Moon Was Full’ will serve as a jury member in the Intentional Narrative Feature Film Competition of the event, reported.

Other members of the panel include filmmaker Bijiya Jena from India, and film producer Heidi Basch-Harod from the US.

‘Axing,’ directed by Behruz Shoeibi, will be screened in the International Narrative Feature Films Competition.

‘Goodbye Shirazi Girl,’ directed by Afshin Hashemi, and ‘Just 6.5,’ directed by Saeid Roustaee, will also compete in this section.

‘Khatemeh,’ directed by Hadi Zarei and Mehdi Zarei, and ‘Wedding of Zinat’s Son,’ directed by Farhad Varahram have been selected to be screened in the International Documentary Feature Films Competition.

‘Birthday,’ by Atefeh Khademorreza, ‘A Trip to the Moon with High Heels,’ by Fatima Momeni, ‘On Foot’ by Shokufa Karimi, ‘Funfair’ by Kaveh Mazaheri, ‘The Visit’ by Azadeh Musavi and ‘Beloved’ by Yasser Talebi will be competing in the short film category.

In the animation film competition, ‘This Side, Other Side’ by Lida Fazli and ‘Tangle’ by Maleha Gholamzadeh will be screened.

‘Anahid’ by Hamidreza Alipour is the sole Iranian film selected to be screened in Special Screenings, a non-competition section of the festival.

Known as one of the most iconic and prestigious women’s film festivals in the region, the HIWFF is an annual event held in Afghanistan with the aim to highlight the power of women in different life situations.

The festival was established by the Roya Film House and Armanshahr Foundation/OPEN ASIA in 2013.



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