“Introducing the jury committee of the 5th Globe International Silent Film Festival”

This year’s jury members include ; “Ali Ghazi , Peggy Ahwesh, Reza Dormishian, Ida Panahande, Maryam Mohajer, Sepide Abdolvahab and Homayon Emami.”


Peggy Ahwesh is a Brooklyn based media artist whose work has traversed a variety of technologies and styles in an inquiry into feminism, cultural identity and genre. She has been included in 3 Whitney Biennial Exhibitions (1991, 1995, 2002) and is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Ahwesh received the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts in 2000. Ahwesh is Professor Emeritus of Film & Electronic Arts, Bard College. Her teaching specialities include: video production, history of media and technology and media archival practices. She has taught in the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) and in the al Quds-Bard Partnership at al Quds University, West Bank, Palestine. Ahwesh is represented by Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, New York.


Maryam Mohajer
is a British-Iranian, BAFTA Winning animator-director who was born in Tehran, Iran just before living through revolution, war and immigration. With a background in painting, she discovered animation after moving to UK in year 2000. She got her MA degree in animation from Royal college of art. Her short films have been screened at many International festivals.
She lives and works as an animator, writer, director in London.


Sepideh Abdolvahab is an editor who was born in 1984 in Tehran, Iran. She started her career in cinema and starred in “Friday Evening” by Mona Zandi Haghighi in 2003. She has won the Crystal Simorgh for Best Editing for “Vaghti Hame Khabim” Bahram Beizaei and “Mainline” directed by Rakhshan Bani Etemad and Mohsen Abdolvahab. From her notable activities, “The Snow on the Pines” by Peyman Maadi, “Facing Mirrors” by Negar Azarbayjani and “Melbourne” directed by Nima Javidi can be named.


Reza Dormishian is an Iranian film director, screenwriter and producer. He has worked as assistant director with notable directors such as Dariush Mehrjui, Fereydoun Jeyrani, and Alireza Davood Nejad.
Hatred was his first feature film, produced independently in Istanbul.Although Hatred was censored to be screened in Iran, it was screened and praised in various festivals such as the Competition Section of the 36th Montreal Film Festival in Canada, Competition Section of the 28th Warsaw Film Festival in Poland, and Competition Section of the Camerimage Film Festival in Poland. His second feature, I’m not angry!, was the most controversial film of the Iranian cinema in 2014.


Homayon Emami
is documentary filmmaker and cinema researcher born in Kermanshah , Iran . He obtained a degree in Film Direction from Art University of Tehran . He is also a social critic and film critic and has been in different film festivals as judge.


Ali Ghazi
is an Iranian cinematographer .
He has been as DOP in prominent films such as ” Life and a day ” , A hairy tale , Vilaeiha and ” A Special day .
He is also DOP of Asghar Farhadis new film ” A Hero ” .


Ida Panahande
was born in Tehran , Iran . She obtained a degree in Film Photography and a master’s in Film Direction both from Art University of Tehran where she began her film career with several short films . In 2009 she took part in the Berlin ” Talent Campus ” . Having a central theme a woman’s place in modern society she has throughout her work , focused on women’s rights. This she did with her first feature , Nahid ( 2015 ) , which won her worldwide acclaim. Israfil ( 2017 ) is the second film of Ida that was screened in BFI London Film Festival and won several awards . ” The Nikaidos Fall ” ( 2019 ) her third feature is a coproduction of Japan and Hong Kong .


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