The jury panel is comprised of Iranian filmmaker Behnam Behzadi, Italian documentarian Lia Beltrami, South Korean manager of Busan International Program Kyeong-yeon Kim.
A graduate of filmmaking from the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) University, Behzadi is a director, screenwriter and, editor. He has directed many movies, including ‘We Only Live Twice’, ‘The Second Heart’, ‘The Rules of Accidents’, and ‘Inversion’.
Beltrami has made some 40 documentaries in Europe, Africa and West Asia, including ‘A Piece of Bread’, ‘Refresh Your Heart’, and ‘The Wonderful Tapestry of Life’.
The selection committee of the 37th TISFF selected 56 works out of 4,987 submitted films.
The selected titles are comprised of 30 short films, 16 animated short films, eight short documentaries, and two experimental shorts.
The selected short films are from France, Poland, Spain, Russia, China, Italy, Austria, the US, Czechia, Belarus, Serbia, Macedonia, Cyprus, Ghana, Bulgaria, Turkey, South Korea, Belgium and Canada, among others.
Organized by the Iranian Youth Cinema Society (IYCS), the festival is held annually in the Iranian capital city of Tehran to provide an opportunity for young filmmakers to exchange their experiences.