Iranian director picked for Cannes Cinéfondation

TEHRAN, July 13 (MNA) -- Iranian filmmaker Babak Amini is scheduled to take part in the 17th Cinéfondation of the Cannes Film Festival this year.

Amini was in Paris last Wednesday for a final interview and was selected by the head of the festival Gilles Jacob.


Every year in October, filmmakers from different countries gather in Paris for five months to take part in this section and work on their first feature length movies.


Amini, a graduate of philosophy, has begun his film activities by assisting the renowned filmmaker Bahman Qobadi in his movies “A Time for Drunken Horses” and “Turtles Can Fly, Too”.


Amini’s short film “Angels Die in the Soil” won the Ischia Film Award at the 6th edition of Ischia Film Location Festival in Italy this year.


Cinéfondation was created in 1998 by Jacob and aims to present and award films by Film School students. Since then it has developed complementary programs to help achieve its goal.


Each year, the Cinéfondation selects fifteen to twenty shorts and medium-length films, presented by film schools from all over the world.


The 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival was held in May, 2008.





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