Intl. cineastes to hold master classes at Tehran festival

May 26, 2015

TEHRAN – International cineastes Krzysztof Zanussi, Dina Iordanova, Deborah Young and Caroline Otto are scheduled to hold several master classes during the 5th International Urban Film Festival, which is currently underway in Tehran.

The master classes will be held at the Mellat Cinema Complex, which will host the festival until June 2.

Zanussi, 76, is a renowned Polish filmmaker and screenwriter. Zanussi, whose work was noticed during his activities in the amateur film movement in the 1950s and 1660s, is also a professor at the Silesian University in Katowice.

Iordanova, a professor of film studies at University of St Andrews, is an international authority on transnational cinema, global film industries and film festivals, as well as on Eastern European and Balkan cinema.

American film critic Young is an editor of the Hollywood Reporter, and Film Comment Magazine. Based in Rome, Italy, she has reviewed films from around the world since the 1990’s, when she was appointed Rome bureau chief for Variety.

Active as a screenwriter and director Otto is a member of the Federation of Scriptwriters in Europe (FSE). She was also the head of the script funding commission of the German film board during 2009-2013.

The festival is organized every year by the Art and Cultural Organization of the Tehran Municipality

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