An interview with filmmaker Qiu Yang

He recently won the Leitz Cine Discovery Prize during Critic’s Week at Cannes. Meet the Changzhou-based filmmaker and VCA Master of Film and Television graduate Qiu Yang.

A woman gently presses her head against a bus window. The shifting neon lights from the street outside wash over her face, and somewhere in the city beyond, living or dead, is her daughter. Somewhere else in China, a young man is accused by the children of an elderly woman of pushing her on the street after taking her to a hospital, with devastating social implications for both families. On the other side of the world, a young woman leaves her stifling family life to go for a walk through a Melbourne street at night, but will never return. Continue reading An interview with filmmaker Qiu Yang

Mehdi Rahmani, Jury member at Imagineindia 2020

Mehdi Rahmani will be Jury Member at the 19th edition of Imagineindia International Film Festival to take place in Madrid on 17 – 31 May 2020.

The Iranian director and producer was born in 1979. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Iranian Cinema and Broadcasting university-Tehran as a director and made 18 short films and documentaries. Continue reading Mehdi Rahmani, Jury member at Imagineindia 2020

Mahtab Keramati, jury president at Imagineindia 2020

Mahtab Keramati will be the Jury President of the 19th edition of Imagineindia  to  take place in Madrid, May 17-31, 2020.

Born on October 17, 1970 in Tehran, Iran, in 2006 she was appointed UNICEF National Ambassador in Iran.

She was taking acting courses when she was cast for the role of Helen in The Men of Angelos, which earned her national recognition.  She later appeared in films such as Mummy III and Rain Man, for which she was nominated for the Fajr Crystal Simorgh International Film Festival.  She then appeared in dramas such as Saint Mary and Crimson Soil and the films Hell, Purgatory, Heaven, There are things you don’t know, Alzheimer’s and the private life of Mr. and Mrs. M ..   She won a Crystal Simorgh for Best Actress in a supporting role for Twenty In 2015, winner of the Award for Best Actress International Imagineindia Film Festival.

Keramati won the Best Actress Award at Imagineindia for her performance in “Ghosts” by acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Dariush Mehrjui.


Mahtab Keramati


Interview to Modhura Palit

Young Indian cinematographer Modhura Palit EICA (Eastern India Cinematographers Association), IWCC (Indian Women Cinematographers Collective) will receive the 2nd Angénieux “special encouragement” award on May 24th, 2019 during the “Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography” ceremony at the Cannes Film Festival. This recognition will allow Modhura the opportunity to use the most sophisticated Angénieux lenses on an upcoming project. She told us more about herself and her vision of cinematography.

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