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Abbas Kiarostami to preside over Cannes Cinefondation and Short Films jury

Source: Tehran Times

The world-renowned Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami was selected as the president of the Cinefondation and Short Films jury of the Cannes Film Festival, the organizers announced on Thursday. The jury is composed of directors Noemie Lvovsky from France, Daniela Thomas from Brazil, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun from Chad, and Joachim Trier from Norway.

Abbas Kiarostami
(photo by Aidin Rahbar, SHRGH_URL daily - June 2013)

Submissions by students from film schools across the world will be competing in Cinefondation, and three winners will be announced for this section on May 22.

The winner of the Short Film Palme d'Or will also be selected by this jury on May 24.

A number of Kiarostami's films have since been screened in various sections of the Cannes festival where his "Taste of Cherry" won the Palme d'Or in 1997.

He also presented "Through the Olive Trees", "Taste of Cherry", "Ten", "Certified Copy" and "Like Someone in Love" in the competition section of previous editions of the event.

Kiarostami has been interested in the Cinefondation since its creation in 1998 when he agreed to be a patron of the project along with Martin Scorsese.

The 67th Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to be held from May 14 to 25.

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