The Iranian jury members of International Section of the ICFF include Ghazal Shakeri (actress), Alireza Shoja-Nouri (actor/ producer) and Mehrdad Oskouee (filmmaker).
Mahin Javaherian, Reza Dorostkar, Hamed Jafari, Bahram Dehqaniar, Behrouz Shoaib, Galareh Abbasi and Soheil Movaffaq were also introduced as the jury members of the National Section of the festival.
Faryal Behzad will evaluate the films at the International Centre of Films for Children and Young People (CIFEJ).
A total of 556 films, comprising 438 Iranian and 118 foreign works, have been submitted to the secretariat of the International Film Festival for Children & Youth in Iran this year.
Organized by Iran Cinema Organization, in association with Farabi Cinema Foundation and the Isfahan Municipality, the event will be held simultaneously in Tehran and Isfahan on October 8-13.
The ICFF “aims to promote ethical values such as family unity, appropriate lifestyle, respect for humanity, self-esteem, social responsibility, environmental protection and also seeks to create awareness of future challenges,” according to the event’s official website.
This year’s festival will probably take place in hybrid form, like last year, in compliance with the coronavirus health protocols.