The 2021 Mena filmfest, which will take place in the Dutch city from May 20 to 22, will also have the Algerian-born Dutch director, Karim Traidia, and the secretary of the Casablanca Film Festival, Hamadi Keroum, who is a renowned Moroccan critic as members of the jury.
As an active member of the Iranian Producers Association (IPA) and co-producer of ‘Holy Bread’, Nobakht was selected for the IDFA competition for mid-films in 2020.
Nobakht, who is also the director of ELI Image, an international film production and distribution company, is the distributor of the film ‘Finding Farideh’, a co-production between Iran and the Netherlands, which was Iran’s submission to the Oscars in 2020.
Nobakht has previously been a member of the jury at the FIFOG International Festival in Geneva and the Beirut International Women’s Festival.
According to the official website of the event, the Mena Film Festival The Hague “aims to portray a contemporary view of the cultural, political, social and artistic attributes of West Asia and Northern Africa through the eyes of filmmakers from these regions.”