Niki Karimi on Indian filmfest jury
The Iranian actress-cum-director Niki Karimi will has been selected as a member of the jury for the 12th Pune International Film Festival.
Seven additional cineastes from other countries will accompany her in the jury of the festival, which will be held in Pune, India from January 9 to 16.
Senior Curator Emeritus of Film at the Museum of Modern Art in New York Laurence Kardish, Canadian actress Alexandra Stewart and Spanish filmmaker Javier Angulo are also among members of the jury.
The other members are Indian film critic Dileep Padgaonkar, award-winning Mexican director and producer Eduardo Rossoff, Indian director Anjum Rajabali and German film producer Klaus Maeck.
Karimi rose to fame by acting in Behruz Afkhami’s hit “Bride” in 1990. She appeared in films by Dariush Mehrjuii, Masud Kimiaii and several other prominent Iranian filmmakers.
“To Have or Not to Have”, a documentary on a number of infertile Iranian couples trying to have children, was her directorial debut in 2001.
She then made features “One Night” and “A Few Days Later”, both of which were female-centered dramas.
Karimi’s latest film “Final Whistle” was welcomed at its Iranian premiere in August.
She was also one of the jury members for the Izmir International Short Film Festival in 2006 and was selected for the jury of the 48th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival in Turkey 2011.
She was president of the jury for the 3rd Reykjavik International Film Festival in Iceland in 2006.