IRNA – Ammar International Popular Film Festival announced members of its panel of jury for various sections.
The secretariat of the ninth edition of the Iranian event named Maziar Bijani, Hadi Mohammadian, Yousef Qojoq, Mohammadreza Baqeri, Mohammad Barati, Zahra Chakhmaqi, Hamidreza Modaqeq and Mohsen Labkhandaq as members of its panel of jury, ifilmtv.com reported.
The list also includes Amin Seddiqi, Ensieh Shah-Hosseini, Qorbanali Taherfar, Mehdi Naqavian, Mohammad Mirzamani, Milad Erfanpour, Amir Sa’adati, Akbar Nabavi and Mohammad Hossein Saei.
The festival’s objective is to raise awareness and promote social responsibility in various issues, including problems facing the society. The event seeks to provide an atmosphere in which independent filmmakers and intellectuals can gather to take part in various workshops, discuss global issues, and have their voices heard by a global audience.
In this edition of the festival, in addition to the presence of filmmakers in workshops such as ‘Film’, ‘Critique, Articles, and Cinematic Research’, and ‘Our Film’, a new section named ‘Popular Requests’ has been added. Individuals, activists and cultural organizations can submit their proposals for film production to the festival’s secretariat.
The festival will be held all over Iran, including at Tehran’s Felestine Cinema.