News ID: 317160
Published: 0305 GMT October 17, 2021

Spanish festival selects Iran’s Samadi as jury member

Spanish festival selects Iran’s Samadi as jury member

Arts & Culture Desk

Iranian director Farnoosh Samadi was selected as a jury member of the Meeting Point Section (which is for the debut or second film of a director) at the 66th Valladolid International Film Festival, known as SEMINCI, in Spain, slated for October 23 to 30.

Along with Spanish director José Luis Montesinos and Argentinian director Romina Paula, she will judge the entries in the Meeting Point Section, IRNA reported.

Samadi has been previously a jury member of the International Migration Film Festival in Turkey and the Linz International Short Film Festival in Austria.

The Valladolid festival is one of the oldest and most consolidated in the whole of Europe. It was founded on March 20, 1956, as an additional feature of the Easter celebrations named “Religious Film Week,” according to an understanding of the seventh art as a vehicle for moral values, according to the festival’s website.

Samadi’s ‘180 Degree Rule’ won the Best Film Award at the Meeting Point Section of the festival in 2020.

The female filmmaker had also received the festival’s awards for ‘The Silence’ and ‘Gaze’.

Born in 1983, Samadi is a young Iranian short film director who has so far made a number of successful works such as ‘Disappearance’ and ‘More Than Two Hours’.




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