Encounters festival director Darryl Els joins Cinema Verite jury

November 25, 2017

TEHRAN – Darryl Els, the director of the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, has been selected for the jury of the international competition at Iran’s Cinema Verite festival, the organizers announced on Saturday.

He is also a co-founder and program director of the Bioscope Independent Cinema, an art-house theater in downtown Johannesburg that presents indie and world cinema, plus live music in order to increase the diversity of films available to South African audiences.

The Documentary and Experimental Film Center is the organizer of the Cinema Verite, Iran’s major international festival for documentary cinema.

The center has previously selected French critic Matthieu Darras and Italian documentarian Gianfranco Rosi as members of the jury of the 11th edition of the festival, which will be held in Tehran from December 10 to 17.

The director of the Zinebi-International Festival of Documentary and Short Films of Bilbao, Ernesto del Rio, has also been invited to attend the event.

Photo: Darryl Els in an undated photo

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