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16:21 | 2009-02-14


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Polish Film Festival to Host Iranian Artists

TEHRAN (FNA)- Marjan Riahi from Iran is to serve on the jury panel of the 2009 Zoom-Zblizenia Film Festival, which will also screen Iranian productions.

Journalist and documentary filmmaker, Marjan Riahi is also the founder of Iran Short Film News Network, the first Asian Internet portal dedicated to documentaries and short films.

Riahi will be joined by Zoom-Zblizenia's international jury chaired by Polish actor, writer and producer of the Interscenario International Festival of screenwriters Robert, press tv said.

Gonera along with Polish director, scriptwriter and stage designer Stanislaw Lenartowicz, artistic director of Komediowych Film Festival in Lubomierzu Daniel Antosik and founder of the Grand Off - European Off Film Awards Witold Kon.

Shila Tavakkoli's Pantomime in Less Than Three Minutes, Kiarash Zandi's Stable, Maryam Kashkoulinia's In Our Home, Mahmoud Nouri's Disconnection, Mehrdad Sheikhan's Solitude, Mohammad Ali Khalaji's Butterflies, Kaveh Ghahremani's My Mom Has a Long Shadow and Next Life, and Shahram Mokri's Dragonfly Storm will be screened in the event's competition section, which will be held in three categories of Independent, Amateur and Student films.

The international polish festival, to be held from Feb. 17th - 22nd, 2009, will screen feature-length, experimental and documentary films in the city of Jelenia Gora.

Marjan Riahi has also served on the jury of the 2008 Grand Off - European Off Film Awards in Warsaw and the 2007 Kabul International Documentary and Short Film Festival in Afghanistan.

Riahi's first directing experience was a documentary titled Eternal Mothers, which won her the 2002 Best Short Documentary Award of the Dubai Short Film Festival.