Intl. by TISFF. the members of the competition jury have been announced

According to the public relations of the Tehran International Short Film Festival, the jury members are:
Lia beltrami

Lia Beltrami, producer, director and screenwriter. His new documentary, A Burst of Song, won 32 awards. worldwide, she received the 2017 Golden Lion for Peace in Venice.

She has made 50 documentaries around the world, winning 103 awards for her films. She is appointed representative of religions for peace at the FAO-UN. In 1997, she founded the Religion Today film festival and the Women of Faith for Peace group in Jerusalem.

She has written 6 books: the new one is “Picnic: The Art of Living”. She is CEO of production company Aurora Vision, Honorary President of Nostalgia Film Festival, Advisor for Dhaka Film Festival and Benin City Film Festival, and Honorary Member of House of Wisdom, Granada.

Shoko Takegassa

Festival Director of the Short Film Festival
While studying English language and culture at Sophia University in Tokyo, she gained experience working in a movie theater and at the Tokyo International Fantastic Film Festival as a volunteer. She also studied film at the University of Minnesota, USA.

She joined SSFF & ASIA in 2015 and held the position of Programming Manager, where she is in charge of festival programming, hospitality and international relations. She also worked for the Tribeca Film Festival as a short film viewer and participated in the Nordisk Panorama and the Soria International Short Film Festival as a member of the jury. From February 2021, she works as Festival Director at SSFF & ASIA.

Sebastien simon

Born in 1983 in France, Simon is a filmmaker, teacher, festival programmer and film critic.
His films include “The Audience Never Performs”, “Welcome Home”, “The Urban Suite”, “Flight Mode” and so on.

Virgil Widrich

Virgil Widrich, born in 1967 in Salzburg, works on numerous multimedia and film productions.

He is one of the founders and managing directors of the multimedia company checkpoint media GmbH, university professor of art and science at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, and owner and managing director of Virgil Widrich Film- und Multimediaproduktions GmbH

His first feature film is “Heller als der Mond” (“Brighter than the moon”). His short film “Copy Shop” won 38 international awards and was nominated for the Oscar. “Fast Film” premiered at Cannes in 2003 and has won 36 awards to date. His most recent feature film is “La nuit des 1000 heures” (2016).

In 2018, he directed his first music video “Nena & Dave Stewart: Be my Rebel”. In total, his work has won 200 international awards.
Virgil Widrich lives in Vienna, Austria.

Abolfazl Jalili

He has performed such works as “Milad”, “Gal”, “Det Means Girl”, “Don”, “A True Story”, “Soil Dance”, “Derna”, “Spring”, “Flower of Absurdity”, “Abjad”, He has “Delbaran”, “Tales of Kish”, “Hafez” and “Inverted Path” in his repertoire, most of which he wrote the screenplay himself.

Jalili Awards such as Rome Film Festival Special Jury Prize, Kerala Film Festival Golden Pheasant, Locarno International Film Festival Golden Cheetah, Solidarity Film Festival of San Francisco, the special jury prize of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Golden Balloon of the Three Continents Film Festival, He has won dozens of other international awards for his work.

He has also been a jury member of domestic and foreign festivals such as the first Moj Film Festival, Iranian Film Festival in France, New Delhi Film Festival, etc.

Directed by Sadeq Mousavi, the 38th Tehran International Short Film Festival opened in the Iran Mall cinema complex on October 19 and will end on October 24.

This edition of TISFF has been endorsed by the Oscars, better known as OSCARS®, and has become the only OSCARS® qualifying festival in Iran involving 64 works from 32 countries and 125 directors.


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