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Amir Esfandiari

Born in Tehran in 1957, Amir Esfandiari is a graduate of Business Management from Massachusetts Northeastern University. Back in Iran, he worked on a number of coproduction film projects and then started his collaboration with Farabi Cinema Foundation as chief executive of Co-production Department, leading to production of such films as Ron Fricke's BARAKA (1992). In 1997, Esfandiari began his work as Head of International Affairs in FCF. Since then he has served as a jury member in a number of international events such as Olympia Int'l Film Festival as president of the jury, Cairo International Children Film Festival, Golden Apricot International Film Festival, Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival, Armenia Film Festival for Children & Youth and International Children Bangalore Film Festival as president of the jury.

His other activities include:
Director of international affairs in Fajr International Film Festival (since 1997 to 2012)
Director of international affairs in Children and Young Adults International Film Festival (since 1997)
Director of international affairs in Oil International Film Festival (2003)
Director of international affairs in Kish International Film Festival (2011)
Director of Iranian International Market for Films & TV Programmes (since 1997 to 2012)
Member of selection committee of Fajr International Film Festival & Children and Young Adults International Film Festival (1997-2010)
Chairperson of Iranian selection committee of best film for Academy of Motion Pictures (1997- 2010/2012-13)
Board member as well as the vice president of CIFEJ (2002 to 2007)
Member of board of directors of Asia- Pacific Film Festival (since 2000)


Dariush Mehrjui

Born in Tehran in 1939

Graduated in Philosophy from UCLA

Making THE COW in 1969, Mehrjui directed the attention of the world to Iranian cinema and made an undeniable contribution to the formation of New Wave of Iranian Cinema.

After revolution, he directed HAMOUN which was higly acclaimed both by the public and the critics. Mehrjui has won numerous national and international awards and served as a jury member in various film festivals.

Selected Filmography: The Cow (1969), Mr. Gullible (1970), The Postman (1972), The Cycle (1978), The School We Went To (1980), The Tenants (1986), Shirak (1988), Hamoun (1990), Banoo (1991), Sara (1993), Pari (1995), Leila (1996), The Pear Tree (1998), Tales of an Island - segment Dear Cousin Is Lost (1999), The Mix (2000), Bemani (2002), Mom’s Guest (2004), Santouri (2007), The Persian Carpet  - segment The Carpet and the Angel (2007), Tehran, Tehran – segment Days of Acquaintance (2010), The Beloved Sky (2011), The Orange Suit (2012), So Nice You’re Back (2013).


Ali Moallem

Born: December 1962 – Tehran

Graduation: Film Direction at IRIB University

Art Researching at Art University (MA)

The general manager of Donyaye Tasvir Monthly Magazine since 1992 and the manager of Donyaye Tasvir Cinema/ TV Celebration (Hafez Trophy since 1999)

The founder member of the Critics and Authors Association and the Iranian Cinema Supporters.

Jury member of the Fajr International Film Festival (7 years) and other film festivals like the Piong Yang, and the Young Cineastes, Students and Family Film Festivals, Rouyesh and the International Urban Film Festival.

Publishing more than twenty books in the field of cinema

As a film producer:

Shokaran (2001)

Gavkhooni (2003)

Marriage, Iranian Style (2003)

Al (2009)

Kourosh the great (pre- production)

And several TV productions


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