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Iranian director Abolfazl Jalili elected as head of jurors in Japan's International FILMeX Festival

Tokyo, Oct 4, IRNA-Renowned Iranian documentary director Abolfazl Jalili was elected here Monday as Head of the Board of Jurors of Japan's 6th International FILMeX Festival. The internationally renowned FILMeX Festival is scheduled to be held in Japan's capital city Tokyo from 19th to 27th of November, 2005.

One of the executive managers of this year's film festival Tanagava told IRNA here Monday, "The other members of the Board of Jurors of this year's festival are from host country Japan, Germany and Switzerland."

He added, "From Iran, Mr. Jalili's movie 'Gol-Ya-Pouch' (name of an Iranian traditional game related to hand tricks) would be screened at festival's 'Selected Movies Section'."

Jalili's Gol-Ya-Pouch is scheduled to be screened on the sixth day of the international festival during the event's closing ceremony.

Tanagava said, "During this year's nine-day cultural event the Japanese and foreign film enthusiasts would have a chance to see thirty-four movies from different countries around the globe, that would be screened at the festival's various sections, the most important of which include the competition and selected movies sections."

Nine movies from nine different countries would compete at Competition Section of this year's festival whose grand prize is one million yens of Japan.

The festival's second top prize, five hundred thousand yens, would go to the Board of Jurors' selected movie and that is equal to the prize for the spectator's choice movie.

The latter prize would be allocated to one of the sixteen movies screened at the festival's Selected Films Section and the Competition Section.

Three Iranian movies, namely 'The Unfinished Story' by Hassan Yekta-Panah, 'Astray Dogs' by Marziyeh Meshkini, and 'Turtles, Too, Fly' by Bahman Qobadi were screened at last year's FILMeX Festival, the latter one won the international event's Board of Jurors' Prize.

Iranian movies have always had a share ever since the beginning of Japan's International FILMeX Festival in the year 2000, and they have often won prizes, as well.

Despite its short history, Japan's International FILMex Festival has already gained an international reputation as one of the classical and important cinematic events in Asia.

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