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Pouran Derakhshandeh to judge at Iraq fest

Iranian director Pouran Derakhshandeh joins jury of Slemani International Film Festival in Iraq.

Iranian director Pouran Derakhshandeh joins jury of Slemani International Film Festival in Iraq.

Derakhshandeh will judge at the World Cinema Competition (International) section of the festival.

A lineup of 11 films from France, South Korea, China, Spain, Luxembourg, Turkey, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, Syria, Albania, Poland, Belgium and Palestine will be competing at the World Cinema section of the event.

Pouran Derakhshandeh, Iranian script writer, producer and director began working for the national broadcaster as a documentarian, producing over 30 short films and documentaries about subjects such as the plague, recession, drug addiction, smuggling, traditional ceremonies, music from different parts of Iran, handicrafts of Kurdistan, the mineral springs of Haraz, thread, silk and wool, among others.

As the first female filmmaker following Iran’s Islamic Revolution, she made her directorial debut with ‘The Relationship’ in 1986. The film went on to win an award from the Italian Giffoney film festival.

She has directed many movies since the beginning of the Islamic Revolution among which, many of them won awards and nominations in various national and international film festivals.

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