Art and Experience: Iranian filmmaker and writer Farnush Samadi has been selected for the jury of the 17th Luciana Film Festival, which will be held in the southern Italian city of Pisticci from August 10 to 13.

Other members of the panel are Waddah al-Fahed from Syria, Martha Eidsness Mitchell from the U.S., and Alessandro Piva and Carmine Cassino from Italy.

Samadi began her filmmaking career at the Iranian Youth Cinema Society (IYCS) after organizing several video installation exhibitions.

She is the writer of director Ali Asgari’s short film “More Than Two Hours”, which was screened at the 2013 Cannes festival.