News ID: 317093
Published: 0224 GMT October 15, 2021

Iranian filmmaker Mokri named jury member at Chicago Int’l Film Festival

Iranian filmmaker Mokri named jury member at Chicago Int’l Film Festival

Iranian film director Shahram Mokri was selected as a jury member at the 57th edition of the Chicago International Film Festival in the US.

The festival opened on October 13 and will run through October 24, Mehr News Agency reported.

Mokri is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, and editor. He graduated from Soore University in Tehran. Mokri started his filmmaking training in the Young Cinema Association and entered the professional world of cinema with his short film, ‘Dragonfly Storm’ (2002).

Mokri received three Crystal Simorgh awards from the Fajr Film Festival for short films. He holds the record for receiving Crystal Simorghs in this category. In addition to filmmaking, Mokri has worked as a film instructor at Soore University, the College of Art, as well as Karnameh Film School and the Bamdad Film School. Mokri won the Venice Film Festival’s Horizons Award in 2013 for “Creative Content” for his film, ‘Fish and Cat’.

His film, ‘Careless Crime,’ won an award for Best Original Screenplay in the International Film Critics’ Week (SIC) during the 77th Venice Film Festival.

The Chicago International Film Festival is an annual film festival held every autumn. Founded in 1964 by Michael Kutza, it is the longest-running competitive film festival in North America.

 

 

   
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