Art and Experience: Iranian writer-director and producer Reza Mirkarimi joins the competition jury at next month’s Tokyo International Film Festival where American actor Tommy Lee Jones will head the jury, Variety reports.
The 30th edition of the festival will run from October 25 to November 3 in Tokyo. It will open with Japanese fantasy film ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ and close with Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’.
Belgian director Martin Provost, Japanese actor Masatoshi Nagase and Chinese actress, director and investor Vicky Zhao Wei are other members of the jury.
The jury will award a grand Prix; a jury prize; and best director, screenplay, actress, actor and artistic contribution.
15 films, mostly hailing from Asia will compete in the festival. ‘The Home’ directed by Asghar Yousefinejad will represent Iran in the competition.
Tokyo International Film Festival was established in 1985. Along with the Shanghai International Film Festival, it is one of Asia’s major film festivals and the only Japanese festival accredited by the FIAPF.