1th Iranian Film Festival New York
Introducing our Jury of the 1st Iranian Film Festival New York 2019:
David Schwartz, Marian Masone & Ramin Serry
WE HAVE SEVEN FILMS IN COMPETITION IN THREE CATEGORIES OF BEST FILM, SPECIAL JURY AWARD AND BEST ARTISTIC OR TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT.
COMPETITION FILMS ARE :
TALE OF THE SEA
HENDI & HORMOZ
THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON TUE JAN 15 AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY. STAY TUNED!
David Schwartz is the former Chief Curator of Museum of the Moving Image. He just received a Career Achievement Award from the New York Film Critics Circle. He teaches film history in the Graduate Film Production program at New York University, and is the host of the Westchester Cinema Club, the Emelin Theatre Film Club, and the Cinema Arts Centre Preview Club in Huntington. He is the founder of Cinema Projects, which organizes independent curatorial projects, and is the host of the new podcast ScreenLit, about books on cinema.
Marian Masone is a film programmer and creative media strategist, currently working as film curator for Art Basel, the world-renowned art fair, and as a producing consultant for Jump Cut Creative. For over 25 years at the Film Society of Lincoln Center she programmed new and retrospective series and monthly programs, organized education initiatives, established programs for emerging filmmakers and served on the selection committees for the New York Film Festival and, with the Museum of Modern Art, New Directors/New Films.
Ramin Serry has written and directed two critically-acclaimed feature films, Maryam (2002) and Loveless (2011). He recently completed a comedic web series, Film U, featuring an ensemble cast of acclaimed Broadway, film and television actors. Serry received a BA in English & American Literature from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and an MFA in film from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. He currently teaches screenwriting at Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, the University of Georgia and the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema.