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4 Foreign Jurors at Children and Youth Film Festival

4 Foreign Jurors  at Children and Youth Film Festival
4 Foreign Jurors  at Children and Youth Film Festival

The 30th International Film Festival for Children and Youth to be held in Isfahan has announced the jury for the international animated movies competition.

The five-member jury comprises one Iranian and four foreign members who will evaluate the selected works in the line-up for the international competition section, said Alireza Rezadad, festival president, according to the public relations office of the event.

Foreign jury members are Hungarian filmmaker Ferenc Varsanyi who has written and directed hundreds of live action and animated films since the mid 1970s; Russian film director Natalia Chernysheva who has made four animated movies so far and before that worked as animator, character designer and artist on several animated films; film producer Alexandra Sun from Hong Kong, founder of the film library in the early 1990s to help distribute Chinese award-winning films around the world; and Gerhard Klein from Germany, manager of Median Contour, Film Varley and Teamwork distributing companies. Klein is also president of the 24th International Schweppes Children Film Festival.

Juror from Iran is animation expert Saeed Tavakolian. He has a master’s degree in animation and currently is the head of animation department of Iran’s broadcasting university and professor at Tehran and Honar Universities. 

The 30th edition will be held from June 30 to July 6.

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