Monday 22 April 2024
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Jury of Eastern Vista Have Been Announced



Golab Adineh, Iranian veteran actress in company with 4 international cineastes will judge films of Eastern Vista section in 34th FIFF.

According to the public relations office of 34th FIFF, Golab Adineh, Saharaa Karimi, Jaaved Jaafari, Maria Teresa Cavina and ISMAEL FERROUKHI are the jury members of Eastern Vista section.
Golab Adineh

Golab Adineh was born in 1953 in Tehran educated in Economy. She has started acting since 1975 in theatre band “Piadeh”. Adineh experienced acting in TV series with playing in “King and Shepard” in 80s. while she was active in TV and cinema she never stopped her collaborations with theatre too. She has acted in rather than 20 films and has won Crystal Simorgh for best supporting actress for acting in “Blue Veil” from 13th Fajr International Film Festival. Also she was nominee for crystal Simporgh for films “I’m not Diego Maradona”, Guest of Mama”, When Everyone Was Slept”, Fifth Season”, and “May Lady”. Alongside her main activities, she also active in casting and teaching acting.



Born in 1984 in Kabul, Sahraa Karimi grown up in Tehran. When she was 17 years old, she emigrated to Slovak Republic, where she lived until the age of 28. In 2012 she returned to Kabul.

Sahraa Karimi has received her PhD Degree in the field of Cinema (Fiction Film Directing & Screenwriting )from the Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Film and TV Faculty in Bratislava, Slovakia (FTF- VSMU). She is the first and only woman from Afghanistan, who has a PhD degree in the field of Cinema. She is also the only Afghan filmmaker, who is an active member of Slovak Film and TV Academy. Karimi has made around 30 short fiction and documentary films in her filmography, which she directed during her study in FAMU & VSMU from 2002- 2012.

Sahraa Karimi is also the winner of many important international Film awards such as, Bilbao Int. Documentary and Short Film Festival, One World Doc. Film Festival, Sole Luna Film Festival, Morodas Doc, Slovak National Film and TV Awards, DIDOR Film Festival, Tajikistan and many other significant film festivals around the world.

Her film “ AFGHAN WOMEN BEHIND THE WHEEL” got about 25 prizes from important film festivals around the word and her film “ LIGHT BREZZE” got academy award from Slovak Film and TV Academy as a best short fiction film.

She is now working on her feauter film project “ A PIANIST FROM KABUL”



Born in 1962 in Mumbai, Jaaved Jaaferi is a Shitte Indian actor, producer, director, anchor, emcee, VO artist, singer, song writer and much more. He has been an iconic figure in the entertainment industry for over 30 years donning many hats in his comical flamboyance.

With more than 2000 hours on Television, he has done more than 200 live Indian & International shows. His shows on TV include TELE HOUSIE, JBC (Jaaved Broadcasting Corporation), CHITRAHAAR, TRUCK DHINADHIN and CHAK DHOOM DHOOM.

In the film ‘Bombay Boys’ directed by Kaizad Gustad, he had done a great contribution for the scene involving the song “Mumbhai”. This song was both written and choreographed by him and this became so popular that it remained on top of the charts for a period of six weeks.

As a voice artist, he had dubbed the voices of Don Karnage, Goofy and Mickey Mouse in Hindi. He has also scripted the Hindi version of ‘Pixar The Incredibles’ and ‘Jungle Book 2’. Moreover, he has played the character of Charlie Ann in ‘Roadside Romeo’, an animated Indian film directed by Jugal Hansraj.

He has also served as commentator on ‘Takeshi’s Castle’, a Japanese show aired on POGO TV. Jaaved had hosted some of the top award ceremonies such as SCREEN, IIFA and FILMFARE.

Apart from this, he has done over 200 live performances in various countries all over the world.He has shared the stage with eminent personalities such as Amitabh Bachchan, Sharukh Khan, A. R. Rahman, Aamir Khan, Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy, Akshay Kumar, and so forth.

He won his first IIFA Award for best comic role in Salaam Namaste in 2006.

His filmography consists of Bang Bang, Mr. Joe N. Varvalho, War Chhod Na Yaar- A Comedy movie, Besharam, Total Dhamaal, Chai Garam, Joker, Society, Fantastic, Seasons Greetings, Loot, Hello Darling, Lafangey Parindey, City of Life, Daddy Cool, The Forest, Paying Guests, Kambakth Ishq, 8 x 10 Tasveer, 3 Idiots, Roadside Romeo, Singh Is Kinng, Shaurya, Victoria No. 203, Dhamaal, Ta Ra Rum Pum, Salaam Namaste, Kaboom, Boom, Jajantaram Mamantaram, Gang, Hanuman, Earth, Fire, Rock Dancer, Karm Yodha, Tehelka, 100 Days, Jawani Zindabad, Junoon, 7 Saal Baad, Meri Jung and several others.

Jaaved Jaaferi is Founder cum Director of Maximum Media Pvt Ltd. , a company specializing in creating, developing and producing content and IP`s for Motion Pictures, Television Shows, Radio, TV Commercials, and the Digital domain.

He has Produced 2 National Awards Films. He is a Founder patron of Indian Documentary Foundation.

Jaaved Jaaferi has been honoured with the life membership of International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy of Film & Television.



Born in 1962 in Kenitra, is an award- winning writer and director. In 1993, he made his first short fiction film L’EXPOSE, which was presented in Cannes Film Festival and Festival de Clermont Ferrant. It won the Prix SACD du meilleur court metrage in cannes and the special jury prize in Clermont Ferrant. In 1996, he made L’INCONNU featuring Catherine Deneuve et Miki Manolojvic. Later on in 1999, he made his first television film PETIT BEN.

In 2004, Ferroukhi made his debut feature film LE GRAND VOYAGE. It was presented in many well-known festivals around the world such as Venice, Namur, Mar Del Plata, BAFTA, Fajr, Toronto and so forth. His film also won numerous major awards. In 2007, he made another short film called LA PAIRE DE CHAUSSURE. Later on in 2011, he made his second long length feature film FREE MAN, and it was once again presented in major film festivals around the world such as Cannes, Toronto, Abu Dhabi, Fajr, Santa Barbara, etc… FREE MAN won multiple awards.

Ferroukhi is currently working on his third long length feature film MICA.



Born in 1958 in Monza, Teresa Cavina is an Italian festival programmer and an expert in script evaluation and doctoring. She started her career as festival programmer in 1989 at the Venice Film Festival where she stayed till 1997.

In 1998 she moved to the Locarno Film Festival which she co-directed from 2001 to 2005. Due to her passion for supporting producers and filmmakers and her love for contemporary art, she created IN PROGRESS, Moreover, she also co-created and co-directed OPEN DOORS, a program that supports cinema from all over the world.

In 2006 she started the Rome Film Festival where she stayed as artistic director till 2008. In Rome she founded New Cinema Network, an International co-production platform with a training and support program for film directors working on their second film. From 2009 to 2012 she has been the artistic director of FIPA, the first festival presenting TV programs and documentaries.

From 2009 to 2014 she has been programming director of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival where she co-created SANAD, a fund that supports Arab filmmakers and films relevant to Arab culture and heritage. While continuing her programming activity, her interest is now more focused on working for funds an script-labs in close contact with producers and filmmakers, co-operating with Premiosolinas (Italy) Sanad (UAE), AFAC (Lebanon), HAF (Hong Kong), she is part of the readers’ team for Eurimages.


The 34th edition of Fajr International Film Festival will be held from April 20th to April 25th, 2016 in Charsou Cineplex, under the supervision of the well-known Iranian filmmaker, Mr. Reza Mirkarimi, who is also the Managing Director of Khaneh Cinema.

For more information on Fajr International Film Festival, visit the festival website,


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