Iranian director to judge at Italy’s Cinema Povero

TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) – Italy’s Cinema Povero (Festival Internazionale Del Cinema Povero) has invited Iranian director Yousef Kargar to judge the third edition of the event.

Acclaimed director Yousef Kargar has bagged almost 10 awards at over 50 international film festivals for his recent short film Elegy, which centers on the story of an old man who has been waiting for the return of his missing son for 25 years.

Kargar is now named as the member of its International Selection Board and the jury for the competition section of the Italian Filmfest.

A member of Urmia office of Iranian Youth Cinema Society, Kargar has introduced a number of his short films to the Italian Film Festival and now he will represent Iran, along with other representtaives from Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain and France, to judge the competition section of Povero Film Festival.

The 3rd Festival Internazionale del Cinema Povero 2016, is intended to authors who have made their work at zero cost or at very low budget. The event holds a social and cultural approach to the discovery and introduction of short filmmaking talents in the field of short films and documentaries.

By Mehr News Agency