News ID: 315152
Published: 0144 GMT July 31, 2021

Iran’s filmmaker Nejati to judge at Kazan festival

Iran’s filmmaker Nejati to judge at Kazan festival

Arts & Culture Desk

Iranian filmmaker Saeed Nejati was invited to judge films at the Kazan International Muslim Film Festival, which will be held in the Russian town of Kazan from September 5 to 10.

Nejati will accompany nine jury members to evaluate the films of the Russian festival.

Nejati is a graduate of Soore University in Tehran with a master’s degree and is a university lecturer. He has directed 16 experimental short films and judged at festivals such as the Izmir International Short Film Festival, the International Istanbul Film Festival, and the 19th Dhaka International Film Festival, IRNA reported.

He was also awarded at the 38th Fajr Film Festival with his short film ‘Dabor’.

‘Sami,’ co-directed by Habib Bavisajed and Meqdad Torfeh, ‘The Dolls Game,’ by Mehdi Mahaei, ‘Kal Fatemeh,’ by Mehdi Zamanpur, and ‘Parizad,’ by Mehdi Imani Shahmiri will be screened in various categories of the festival.

The Russian festival annually hosts filmmakers from all over the world, organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Municipality of Kazan.

According to the official website of the festival, a jury of well-known professionals, including filmmakers, cameramen and film critics from all over the world will judge the movies at the festival, which is organized with the motto, “To the dialogue of cultures through the culture of dialogue.”

The aim of the festival is the exchange of experiences of those in the sphere of arts and culture of Russia and Muslim countries, the display of the creative achievements of Muslim cinematographers and representatives of other religious affiliations, who make films popularizing human, spiritual and moral values, as well as cultural traditions, the formation of the views of the world and the Russian community about Muslims and Islam.



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