Selection committee members 2020

Hamed Soleimanzadeh

Born in 1987 in Mashhad Hamed Soleimanzadeh is a film critic, author and a university professor. Holding PH degree in Art Research and Film studies he is now the official member of International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), European Children’s Film Association (ECFA) and also Iranian Short Film Association (ISFA). So far he has been among the selection committee and jury members of many national and international film festivals like Isfahan International Film Festival for Children & Youth, Seoul guro Youth Film Festival, Dytiatko International Children Media Festival in Ukraine, Kazan International Youth Film Festival, Zero Plus Film Festival in Russia and Hero and Time Film Festival again in Russia. He was the head of international department of 31st International Film Festival for Children and Youth as well as 31st Iran International Academic Theatre Festival. “Daily Deliriums of the Sleeping Man” & “ACinema in Iran: Sohrab Shahid Cinema” are among his writings published by Dibaye Publications and Tehran University respectively. He is now in charge of research department of international affairs of Farabi Cinema Foundation.

Nima Abaspour

Nima Abbaspour is born on 1974. He has written and directed ten short films and four documentaries. He worked as casting director for Veit Helmer the German filmmaker. He has also been the writer and assistant director of several projects. He teaches cinema at the Iranian Young Cinema Society. He used to be a member of the Iranian Short Film Association Board of Directors (2010 – 2015). He has been the member of jury and film selection committee in several festivals.

Mohammad Bakhshi

  • Bachelor degree from Tehran Arts University
  • Master degree in Theatre Direction from Tehran Arts and Architecture University

He has directed numerous short and documentary films. His films have been screened in over 470 domestic and international festivals and has won over 160 awards from them. He has also served as a Cinema teacher and Jury in different domestic and international festivals.

Sogol Rezvani

Born in Tehran, 1988

Master Of Fine Art, Major in Film, San Francisco Art Institute, California, 2013

Bachelor Of Fine Arts, Major in Scriptwriting, Art University of Tehran, 2010

Member of Short Film Association of Iran Since 2013

Producer, director and screenwriter of  10 short films such as: “White dwarfs”, Iran 2020 (In progress), “Reverence (Curtain call)”, Iran 2018, “The carrots”, San Francisco 2013 and “Still…”, Iran 2012

She also has had the experience of being in 15 Theater and short films as an actress since 2002

Her latest released short film “Reverence (Curtain call)” was world premiered in Oscar qualifying Santa Barbara international film festival, California 2019, and was the winner of best directing and cinematography of Tehran international short film festival, 2018.

Siamak Soleimani

1984, Kermanshah

Bachelor degree in cinema, Editing major.

He has directed 2 short films and a 4 epsiode documentary series so far. He also served as an editor and cinematographer in numerous short and documentary projects, his films have been screened and awarded in both international and domestic festivals.