The 72nd Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival's winner "Parasite" hit the silver screen in the 4th edition of Slemani International Film Festival and snatched the Silver Pine award of this international prestigious event in Iraqi Kurdistan region.
The "Parasite" director Bong Joon-ho and producer Han Jin-Won received the Silver Pine award in Slemani International Film Festival.
The record-breaking, specialty box office, "Parasite" was introduced as a best foreign film in 92nd Academy Awards ceremony by South Korea in 2020.
The jury members of World Cinema Competition (International) of festival includes CEO director and head of Berlin International Short Film Festival Heinz Hermanns (Germany), scriptwriter, director and producer Derakhshandeh (Iran), director, producer and camera manager Adrian Belic (USA), the executive manager of Tampere Film Festival Juhani Alanen (Finland) as well as Film and Media manager Zülfiye Akkulak (Germany).
Presided by Fuad Jalal, the festival is organized by Masti Film Company and Mullah Bakhtiar the official in charge of supporting the festival, Fuad Jalal, Festival Manger and head of Masti Film Company, Danar Omar Fares, Artistic Director Festival, Lina Raza, Program Director of the Festival and a number of prominent artists.
At least 134 films from 79 countries, especially the production of 2018 and 2019, in two sections including the World Cinema Competition (International); comprising feature and short films; documentary, animated and experimental, and the Kurdish Cinema (national) comprising feature and short works; documentary, animation and experimental will attend this international cinematic event.
PUKmedia - Mansour Jahani