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Abbas Kiarostami to preside over Cannes Cinéfondation and Short Films jury
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Abbas Kiarostami attends a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2012 to promote his “Like Someone in Love”. (Cannes)
Abbas Kiarostami attends a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2012 to promote his “Like Someone in Love”. (Cannes)
TEHRAN -- The world-renowned Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami was selected as the president of the Cinéfondation and Short Films jury of the Cannes Film Festival, the organizers announced on Thursday.
 
The jury is composed of directors Noémie Lvovsky from France, Daniela Thomas from Brazil, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun from Chad, and Joachim Trier from Norway.
 
Submissions by students from film schools across the world will be competing in Cinéfondation, 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 Cinéfondation 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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