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Iranian documentary maker selected for Philippines Cinemalaya jury

Tehran, Iranian documentary producer Marjan Riahi has been selected to serve on the panel of jury at the 14th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.

Several independent, short and experimental films, documentaries and animations will compete in the festival which is slated for August 3-12.

Riahi, is also the founder and director of Short Film News Organization, which is the first news network on short films and documentaries in Iran and Asia.

She was the chairperson of short film competition section in the 17th International Children’s Film Festival Golden Elephant in 2011 (India) and chairperson of NETPAC in the 15th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in 2011 (Estonia).

In addition, she was a member of the jury in several international film festivals including Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema in 2010 (France), the 9th Third Eye Asian Film Festival in 2010 (India) and the 4th World Independent Short Film Awards – Grand OFF in 2010 (Poland).

She also directed a documentary on Iranian actresses called ‘Directing Eternal Mothers’ in 2001.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency – IRNA


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